- Aug 29, 2019
Establishing the first contact is not enough for full-fledged happy life of a dog. That is, of course, if the dog is given in hands, derives pleasure from human caress, is glad to a meeting with the person and longs when parting, it is healthy, but most often at the beginning of a way of adaptation we tell more about formation of emotional connection of a dog. The attachment arises later.
Why to train a wild dog?
The attachment differs from emotional connection and is shown that in the presence of the owner the dog becomes more active, studies the world around more actively, belongs to new objects more safely, in case of danger she runs to look for protection at the owner whom she begins to perceive as base of safety.
Against the background of attachment at a dog the trust to the person begins to be developed. The predictability and clearness of actions of the person help development of trust. The more clear to us an object, the better we know it, the less we are afraid of it. And here we are very much helped by training of a wild dog.
On the one hand, it gives to a dog the next additional keys to understanding that expects from a dog of people what behavior of a dog is pleasant to it what brings discontent. As we train the child in life elements in society, and a wild dog by means of training we train lives in human society, life with her person.
On the other hand, the training which is carried out by means of an operantny method where the dog is an active participant of process of training where we actively and often encourage the correct decisions of our ward we rejoice to his microvictories, teaches a dog to be guided by the person, strengthens in a dog self-confidence and in her person, trains in initiative, self-checking and ability to fight against frustration.
From the third party, training in new teams and tricks gives to a dog necessary mental loading and helps to cope with fears and shyness.
With what to begin training of a wild dog?
I understand that it sounds more, than perfectly, but there is a wish for a reality. I in general consider that dogs are the surprising beings capable to acquire a huge number of information that they can be trained all their life and at the correct approach to training, the dog will adore trainings. But if we speak about the former and wild dogs who are in work on rehabilitation and adaptation I consider especially important team team of a podzyv. It is important for all dogs, but for wild especially.
Quite often wild dog who does not trust the person yet breaks from a lead or is turned out from a collar/breast-band within the first 6 months. If a similar incident happens, in most cases we face that the dog who appeared on freedom and is not trained in a podzyv at first seeks to return, approach the owner, but on the last steps quails before the hand given to her and jumps aside back. Having done several attempts to approach the person, the dog drives herself in a condition of a stress to which it is not ready to resist any more, and she chooses other option – leaves further, driving herself more and more into situation when it becomes more terrible to approach the person.
I know very many stories when the wild dog who lived 6, 9 months in family without appropriate work of the expert broke from a lead once (accidentally or for fear of fireworks or other fears), was not given in hands, and then at all ran. For this reason I consider a paramount task working off of a podzyv.
Techniques of work there is a set, but they need to be chosen, being guided by features of each certain dog. Only very important point: working off of a podzyv (as well as all other training, but подзыв is our everything) has to be conducted always in the joyful course, has to promise always a dog of the mountain of food, hours of games, thousands of caressing hands.
I consider the following important skill ability to walk on the sagged lead. Not only and not just for the sake of comfort of the person walking a dog (though, of course, and for the sake of it too), but to us it is important that the former and wild dog felt comfortable accompanied by the person. Well and you, probably, know that the tense lead often provokes aggression and also leads to pain at a dog.
One more important skill – a complex (Sidet-Stoyat-Lezhat) for the general development and for the purpose of further working off of stops from the movement and endurance. The dog studies a complex quickly enough, does it with pleasure, and often in situations, stressful for a dog, her attention can be switched to itself, using teams familiar to it which are associated with something pleasant.
The Lie team can appear a wild dog, more difficult for development. It is connected with trust and need of control of what occurs around. The prone position makes a dog quite vulnerable in case of danger, from to lie it inconveniently quickly to run away. Therefore I advise not to force an event: if the dog is not ready to lay down by means of targeting if she begins to look round actively on the parties, to show stress signals, it is better to stop meanwhile on working off of the Sit and Stand teams, and to "to Lie" to return later, in process of formation of trust of a dog.
The endurance is also extremely important, it is used in many contexts, but I will specify here especially an endurance role in case of shy dogs who follow a tail the person everywhere, cannot relax and howl even when the person leaves to take a shower. Of course, one endurance will not solve a problem of the increased uneasiness of a dog, this problem solves in a complex, but the endurance, ability to remain on the place specified by the person where the dog carries out exercise and knows that the person will return and will award her for expectation, is an important element in a package of measures.
Also I very much recommend to work constantly on working off of teams in which the person or hangs over a dog, or demands from it direct proximity.
Wild dogs quite long time seek to keep at safe distance from the person, very accurately observing the individual distance. As you remember, the most part of our work with is wildly aimed at that gradually, softly to get a dog from her zone of discomfortable comfort, to expand the horizons. To teach that the person – the being not terrible and not dangerous that some overhang does not promise the evil and pain, and will be rewarded. Moreover, we seek to show to a dog that the most "nourishing" place is just closely to the person, at his left leg, for example. For this reason I recommend to train a dog in dense twisting in a basic position (team "Nearby" ) and to circulation about a leg of the person.
Stunt training of a wild dog
Further I will list some stunt teams which I surely import into use during the work with a wild dog.
We begin with tops and of spinning tops (spinning around ourselves in one and in other party). When training in these teams of people a hand hangs on a fraction of a second over a dog. That is we gradually and softly enter understanding that overhang which in dog language is treated as threat, but in our everyday life with a dog it is almost necessary (to wash and wipe paws, to fasten a lead, etc.), in our world threat is not.
When the dog mastered these simplest tricks, we teach her to circulation by a snake – the same essence, the person can hang, but it is not terrible at all. Here the dog studies to go through the arches created by legs.
It is possible to train a dog at the same stage to come into an arch from legs back to front (and then we at first hang over a dog the case, developing it a croup to us, and then we carry out to an arch from legs).
The lodge is also great team. Carrying out it, the dog comes to us into legs and remains there. Often the dogs who learned this team at the moment of danger run to the owner and hide at him in "lodge" - it is situation in case the dog trusts the person, for it vidotipichno – so puppies hide between forepaws of mother in case of danger.
Further I will list several teams connected with "knocking-out of the soil" from under paws. Development of these teams teaches a dog to trust the person and helps confidence acquisition. I recommend to teach wild dogs to tear off on command forepaws and to put them on those surfaces which are offered by the person, to do of the Hare (in situation to sit to rise a column), to do somersaults and to lay down sideways .
Of course, when training in these "inconvenient" teams it is necessary to consider that their development demands from a dog of big psychoemotional loading therefore I do not recommend to study at the same time more than two teams, inconvenient for a dog, always after the session of training in inconvenient team to allow a dog a discharge – to play with it or just to run about (run promotes production of endorphins), to switch to performance of favorite team.
Process of the training which is based by an operantny method is useful and it gives pleasure to both partners. The person sincerely rejoices and admires to victories of a dog, the dog rejoices to the fact that she is appreciated, praise and feed or play. In my opinion, exactly process of training facilitates a trust operating time to the person and is a gold key to further happy partnership with a wild dog.