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At once I will make a reservation that it is necessary to work with each wild dog, proceeding from specific features of an animal. I very much recommend to conduct work on rehabilitation and adaptation of a wild dog in team with the zoopsychologist: mistakes in work can lead to serious kickback or provoke aggression or a depression of a dog. And the expert usually operates with wide tools of various methods and games directed to an operating time of contact with the person. In this article I will stop on how it is correct to combine predictability and a variety at adaptation of a wild dog to life in family.
Do you remember, we already spoke about that, as us is perceived at the beginning by a dog-dichok? We are strange and unclear beings, all house is filled for a dog unclear and probably with hostile sounds and smells. And our primary task in which we are engaged during the first 3 – 7 days – to create the maximum predictability. Predictability in everything.
We give to a dog the first key to understanding us as look. Also we do it, registering rituals, a set of the rituals accompanying our appearance and presence at life of a dog.
For example, our sudden emergence indoors where there is a dog, can frighten her. Our task: as it is possible to calm and weaken a dog better. I very much recommend at each emergence indoors, for example, to knock on a door jamb, then to enter.
We put a bowl with food. By the way, at the beginning try to avoid to use metal bowls – noise which creates movement of a bowl on a floor or percussion of a dry feed about boards of a bowl can frighten a dog. Ideally they are good to use ceramic bowls – and from the hygienic point of view, and quite silent. Before lowering a bowl on a floor, call a dog by name, knock on a side, say what will become further a signal to start a meal.
We put a bowl with water – called by name, knocked on a side, told: "To drink", put a bowl.
Decided to sit down on a floor – splashed a palm on a floor, mudflows. Decided to rise: splashed a palm, rose.
You leave the house – think up the scenario, tell a dog that you leave. Came back home, tell her it from the hall.
There are as much as possible daily scenarios. Over time you will see that the dog who at percussion on a jamb before an entrance to the room headlong ran away under a table and was pressed there in the most distant wall begins to run away at a trot. She still hides and, but already lying in the center of "lodge", then putting out the head outside. And once you will open a door and will find the dog standing in the center of the room and looking at you.
The dog who in the first day did not react to poshlyopyvaniye a palm on a side a bowl will begin to turn several days later the head towards a bowl, hearing a slap. Yes, at first she will expect until you leave the room, but everything is good in its season.do you Remember
how told Lys to Little Prince? "It is necessary to stock up with patience". We should stock up with patience too. Each dog is unique. At each of them – the history which we, most often, can only guess. Each of them needs certain time to begin to trust.
The predictability in the first days of placement of a dog is indoors also necessary for reduction of the stress which followed capture and change of a situation for a respite of nervous system.
However quickly enough we have to pass to creation of a variety in an environment of our dichk.
Some dogs it can be offered literally from the first day, some – soon after, on average, since 4 – 5 days.
a Variety provokes a dog to explore the environment, and curiosity whether you know, the progress engine – in this case too. The more actively, the dog behaves more inquisitively, the it is simpler to provoke her to contact, the it is simpler not to allow it "to go to a depression".
And it is very important point which I would like to emphasize in a special way.
In my practice I quite regularly face families which tried, sincerely, by the kindness, not to stressirovat once again a dog, gave it time for accustoming, without touching it, without preventing it to live in her fear. Unfortunately, such pity often does a disservice: a dog – a being, quickly adaptive. Also she adapts to various conditions: both to good, and to bad. In any case, dogs … In our, human world say: "The fragile world, than good war is better". Of course, primary value of this expression belongs to other sphere, but agree, ourselves often get used to not especially comfortable living conditions which are terrible for changing to us because … and suddenly then it will be even worse?
We see the same also in case of a wild dog to whom we gave the chance too long "to recover" without assistance. The dog adapted to "the" space under a table or under a sofa. Often she starts going to a toilet in the same place, compassionate people substitute a bowl with water and food there. It is possible to live. Badly, but it is possible.
For this reason I strongly recommend to enter a variety into life of a dog as soon as the dog is ready to it.
A variety can consist in objects which we bring every day and we leave in the room to provoke a dog to investigate them in our absence. Objects can be absolutely different: from the sticks and leaves brought from the street with street smells, to house objects. Everything is good, everything will approach, only think over attentively: whether this subject will frighten a dog?
For example, a stool – a good subject for acquaintance? Yes, but only in case you can already be near a dog at the time of acquaintance if she already began to trust you. Because, investigating a stool alone, the dog can put on it paws to look that she is from above there (most likely, it and will make), the stool can reel (and even to fall). In this case can frighten a dog: sharp loss of balance at the reeled stool, a roar of the fallen stool, when falling a stool can touch a dog – same in general horror awful!
the Subject has to be safe for a dog. The dog has to have an opportunity to contact to it in perfect security.
I usually recommend to bring in the first days to a dog the objects connected with food – the simplest search toys.
First, food interest provokes a dog to move in space and to make active actions to get food.
Secondly, at the time of getting of food the dog should suffer touches in a muzzle, thereby we begin to teach passively a dog to the fact that the obstinacy is awarded: do not pay attention to paper touches – climb further, dig, receive an award for it.
Thirdly – besides, passively we accustom a dog to a game and a toy, and the ability to play will be necessary further for us for an operating time of contact of a dog with the person, for training process. And it is very important point since often wild dogs are not able to play toys. It was not necessary to them – their life consisted in survival what here games. They ceased to play in an early shchenyachestvo. And we will purposefully teach them to it.
And fourthly – usually dogs very much love similar games, wait for them. And similar games serve as the bridge to start interaction with the person.
In more detail I will stop at the similar games in other articles. Now we will return to new objects in an environment of a dog. I like to bring to a dog a toilet roll – let investigates: it can be driven, tried on tooth, to roll and tear teeth. The plastic basin lying upside down: on it it is possible to put paws, to hook a paw, under it it is possible to put something tasty.
Anything, here does not happen too much.
Only become a dog when choosing a subject, think how the dog to understand, will be a subject safe or the dichka can frighten.