The training of the shepherd dog

Beautiful shepherd protectors and bodyguards, so it is often lead to protect. They are easily trained and managed. But just so the dog guard will not grow. It is necessary to do, to work, to pay a lot of attention, especially in the initial stages of training, so that in the future it’s great for guarding your property and ensure the safety of your family. Training must go in stages – from simple to complex. But we should not forget that the shepherd is not only a working dog, first and foremost it is a full member of the family.

For many the first steps in training start with a visit to the special courses on training. Usually the dogs first develop the basic forms of subordination to the commands: “Sit!”, “Get down!”, “Me!”, “Next!”. But by the time these commands are mastered, many owners are drawn to dogs developing more complex forms of obedience, and long before she will be able to participate in the respective competitions in training and field trials. Physically strong owners a much more satisfying can deliver training dogs add to the tournaments in which the owner runs alongside the dog at the time until it overcomes the obstacle by jumping into the Hoop or creeping through the tunnels. (Agility) But whatever your future intentions regarding dog, your first responsibility is to teach her vypolnyaetsya simple commands. Keep in mind that only a well-trained dog will satisfy their innate desire to please and obey, and the owners can be proud that their dog is not only the admiration of frie

Introduction to the training.

The essence of training is to develop the dog’s conditioned reflexes needed to control her behavior. Dressera dog, You teach her a conditioned reflex on a certain set of stimuli that includes not only the team but yourself, Your posture, clothing, movement, volume and intonation of voice, gestures other factors. But the main irritant for dogs is the owner – trainer. Speaking about training, and trying to understand its essence, consider a few more things that you need to know. Nervous system – provides the functional integrity of the organism and its relation with the external environment, regulates and coordinates the work of the organs, systems and whole organism. On topographical grounds the nervous system is divided into Central and peripheral. The Central division includes the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, ganglia, plexus and nervous endings. The brain is divided into departments, which possess certain functions. The largest part of the brain consists of two hemispheres and is responsible for associative processes and obedience. Smell, touch, taste, hearing, sight, skin sensitivity – these feelings are in the brain areas where the information they received will be accepted and analyzed. For the dog high speed development of new forms of behavior to new circumstances, so it is easy to train and quickly adapts to different conditions of life.

Personality. The dog is a person and has special peculiarities of the psyche. Each individual dog – it has its own character, temperament, ability.

Classification of types of higher nervous activity (HNA) :

1. sanguine – strong, agile, balanced type, typical for dogs of service breeds. 2. phlegmatic – a strong balanced inert type. These dogs often have a unique working qualities. 3. choleric – easily excitable, wildly unbalanced type. Dogs with this temperament show cowardly-aggressive behavior. 4. the melancholic is extremely excitable, weak type of HNA. Dog is poorly trained, very mobile.

Now about training.

Although it is tempting to let the puppy do whatever he pleases, to training, even at the elementary level, should be taken seriously. By nature, dogs are animals, accustomed to obey the leader. Whenever dogs contain groups, such as in kennels for breeding, it is easy to distinguish the leader, whom all obey, and to determine who may be his successor. In home dog readily admits the superiority and leadership of his master. Therefore, a well-trained dog is living quite happily, bringing pleasure not only to his master but all the others who live with him under one roof. So, where to start? To train your dog seriously should begin from 6 months of age. Be responsible for training the dog needs one, but all family members should take part in it. It is absolutely necessary to observe the uniformity in the submission of commands. The dog will be confused if one of the household tells her, “Sit down!”, and the other says “Sit!” To properly train your dog, be prepared to spend some of their time. Practice for 5 minutes 4 times a day or twice for 10 minutes a day is may be enough at first. At the initial stage of training the exercises should be done in a familiar to the dog place, for example near the house, and later in an unfamiliar place, for example special Yes the training grounds. Each lesson should end with a game with a dog held on a leash not to lose control over its behavior. During the classes, and in fact, throughout the entire life of a dog, it should always be encouraged, saying: “Good!” or “Good dog!”. To utter words of praise, you need a gentle, friendly voice. Verbal praise has a significant support to the dog in the classroom, but every touch to it distracts the animal from the lesson. Therefore it is better to refrain from this to a successful conclusion of the exercise. The dog may quickly get bored with the constant repetition of any command, for example “Sit! Sit! Sit!”. Repeating, you will inevitably begin to beg the dog, not to give them to her. Give your dog a clear command and only once. If the dog does not obey the first time, clearly repeat the order and at the same time try to show her that she has to do. Many tend to train your puppy in a special educational-training venues (UDP). They, as a rule, is not enough. When selecting a site, it is advisable to communicate with people out there who do to know whether it will suit you. Most UDP usually specialize in teaching the basics of training, but some of them cook dogs and dog training competitions and entertainment competitions (e.g., Agility). And on the grounds provided courses in OKD (General course of training), ZKS (protective guard duty), the COP (guard duty) – major. It is also possible to study individually with an instructor who can come to your house. But the choice of instructor should be treated particularly seriously. Pay attention to the dogs that were trained directly to them. Let’s see how it works with a dog, what methods it uses. If it relies on painful methods, with the use of coarseness and brutality, then this is better to give up.

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