Three main principles for raising a dog - WikiPet portal
When the hero of one of our blogs, the white Swiss Shepherd Dog Ocean, looked at us “at a glance”, we were lucky to have our consultant, obedience trainer and behavior correction instructor Tatyana Romanova. She issued a recipe - three main principles of raising a dog.
Tatyana once again proved herself to be a specialist of the highest class: in 5 minutes, she diagnosed and issued a “recipe” for education. However, the rules that she told us about will suit absolutely all pets.
1. Unwanted behavior is ignored.
If you pay attention to it, the dog receives reinforcement. “Oh, I barked, and they are barking at me and grabbing at the muzzle? So much attention! Fine! I will continue to do so! ”
2. Desired behavior is necessarily encouraged.
How often do we pay attention to a dog when it behaves well, for example, lies calmly in place? Not? But worth it! Praise the four-legged friend, treat. So you show what kind of behavior you are buying. “Yeah,” your pet will think, “I'm lying silently and treated to this for me?” And when you whine, do not pay attention? So it’s better to lie down and get affection and cookies for it. ”
3. Do not provoke the dog to make a mistake.
Of course, if the pet sees the cake, sooner or later he will try to get to it. Because it’s unfair, because it smells so seductive here, not to get there! “Would I put my front paws on the table?” “Your furry friend thinks,” and turns “insidious plans” into reality! And it’s worth encouraging just when he might have thought about “harmfulness”,but still with all four legs stands on the floor. And something to distract from "vicious" thoughts.
The method of education of Tatyana was appreciated by everyone who was in the office. Before our eyes, Ocean from an excited and hooligan puppy (and he was only 3 months old) turned into a wise and calm dog. A side effect - he fell in love with Tatyana Romanova and did not want to part with her :)