• Aug 29, 2019

All of us are people, and people can be mistaken. And when training dogs of a mistake happen too. But it is important to notice them in time and to correct. What mistakes are made most often when training a dog and how to correct them?

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the Main mistakes when training dogs

  1. Everything is too difficult . At the beginning of training of a dog it is very difficult to monitor all process, first of all, for himself. And sometimes it seems that nothing leaves. There is a solution: break a task into simple steps, both for yourself, and for a dog. It is normal – you study too. And if we consider that it is necessary to give to a dog time and not to demand impossible, it is worth applying the same principle to itself. Move step by step, and everything will turn out.
  2. Wrong timing and unintentional training . Make sure that you praise a dog or you click a clicker exactly while the dog does that it is necessary for you. At the same time it is important not to give a marker of the correct behavior at the moment when the dog does something to you unnecessary. If you praise a dog or click a clicker too sooner or later, the dog will not learn the correct actions.
  3. The distance is incorrectly chosen . Perhaps, you began to work at too short or too big distance from an irritant or too quickly reduce it. You remember rule 9/10: it is only possible to pass to the following stage when nine times out of ten the dog reacts to an irritant absolutely quietly.
  4. The conditional reinforcement does not work . Do not use a conditional reinforcement for drawing attention and always give after it what the dog wants to receive at this moment. If the dog does not react to a verbal marker or click of a clicker, so or reaction to a praise (the dog just does not know that it is praised) is not created, or you do something is not right.
  5. The reinforcement is incorrectly chosen . The dog has to receive what she wants "here and now". If what you offer cannot satisfy the current motivation or compete with it (for example, the fear is stronger than some delicacy, or perhaps your dog wants to play now, but is not) or delicacy insufficiently tasty, it will not be a reinforcement for a dog.
  6. Inconsistency . If today you teach a dog to go on the sagged lead, and tomorrow run behind her there where it pulls, the pet will not learn to behave correctly. Solve for yourself: you work on a problem will organize the circle of a dog so that the problem was not shown, or do not demand from a dog to behave as you consider correct. Do not wait that the problem will be resolved by itself – it is higher than understanding of a dog.
  7. The overestimated requirements . Make tasks simpler, and steps – are even shorter. Perhaps, it is worth increasing a distance to an irritant, to choose more tasty delicacy or to work in quieter conditions.
  8. Too long occupation . When the dog is tired, she loses enthusiasm. You remember: good little by little, and it is necessary to finish occupation while the dog is still keen, but not by the principle "well, still last time". And if the dog demands "continuation of a banquet" — that better, the anticipation will make the next occupation more effective.
  9. Unpredictable reactions of the owner . If you act by the principle of a positive reinforcement today , and tomorrow use rigid methods of training, the dog is lost, not in forces to predict whether she will be actively praised or punished.
  10. Feeling sick of a dog . Attentively watch the pet and do not insist on a training if he badly feels.
  11. Need (motivation) of a dog is incorrectly interpreted . If you do not understand what your dog wants "here and now", you will not be able correctly to organize process of a training. Watch a dog and you learn to understand whether she is quiet or she is strained, frightened or angry, wants to play or prefers quiet exercises?

As it is possible to strengthen contact with a dog and to believe in itself?

There are simple exercises which help the owner to believe in themselves and to strengthen contact with a dog. So, training will become more effective.

  1. Games. The mistake price in a game is small, we risk nothing, so, tension falls and we with a dog simply derive pleasure from process.
  2. Exercises "eye to eye" (visual contact of a dog and owner).
  3. Game by rules.
  4. Games on подзыв.
  5. Stunt training .
  6. the Reinforcement of any actions of a dog which are pleasant to you. It changes the atmosphere of the relations if it is strained, and yields result.
  7. Encouragement of any manifestations of quiet behavior of a dog. It reduces the general level of alarm – and yours, and the pet.
  8. Intellectual games (including together with the owner).
  9. Search games .
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Remember that both people, and dogs have the talents and features, something is given easier, and something – is heavier. If you were mistaken, try not to be angry neither with yourself, nor with a dog.

Perceive training as a game or an adventure and you remember that even superpros are mistaken – important to understand where you were mistaken, to smile, correct an error and to move further.

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