A breather is another method of training dogs in good manners
The "respite" method can be used to rid yourself of unwanted and too violent manifestation of emotions by a domestic pet. Parenting will help to avoid:
- Persecution of other animals, for example, cats.
- Persistence in the game.
- Excessive attention requirements, for example, barking, scratching, licking.
- Excessive joy when meeting, for example, jumping and biting.
- Chewing master's things.
- Begging at the dinner table.
With a little effort and spending time on developing the respite method, you will achieve that the dog will cease to behave uncivilically, realizing that this behavior does not cause other members of a pack of positive emotions.
The dog's abortion on the table using the respite method
We will begin to teach your animal, for example, do not put paws on the dining table.
We find a secluded place in the apartment (the list of breeds for an apartment is here ), where there are no dog toys , as well as your things that may suffer during the training. Let it be a bathroom.
Hook the dog's collar with a short leash that the animal can safely carry around the house.
As soon as the pet paws on the table, say: "It's not good." Pick up the leash and take the animal to the bathroom. If the room is occupied, fasten the leash over the heavy piece of furniture so as to restrict the movement of the dog.
Wait for 10-30 seconds. If the dog behaves quietly, release it. Do not pretend that something has happened that you are unhappy. If the dog barks, scratches or howls - wait until it calms down.
If the pet again becomes paws on the table, take him to the bathroom. Repeat this lesson exactly as many times as necessary so that it does not behave the way you do not like. If the dog stops pawing, let her know how happy you are that she behaves differently. Praise, stroke, give a tasty slice of food.
The training of dogs is that they understand only the result of actions. For example, the command "not good" is given not before the dog puts his paws on the table, not after, but at the moment of action. The punishment itself in the place of respite should not exceed 5-10 seconds. Otherwise, the animal will not understand why you punished it.
In order to successfully adjust the dog's behavioral habits, it is necessary to respond to unwanted behavior every time by the same action. If every time you sit down at the table, the dog puts his paws, and you only occasionally arrange a breather, then she may not understand what exactly gets punished.
After you release the pet after a breather, give him a chance to once again show an unacceptable behavior for you. Do not be angry with him. He will certainly not do as you would like! Only constant training makes it possible for an animal to draw a line between "good and evil."
If, in the process of training, the dog does not adopt good manners, but, on the contrary, begins to lead even worse, she needs a "quiet time". This training is slightly different from the respite. Like too energetic children, the dog needs conditions in order to calm down. Take your pet to a quiet room. Close it for half an hour, an hour. After he "comes to himself", release and return to respite. Applying this method, remember, the dog takes time for the paddock. If you walk a little, especially with a young pet, then he just does not get the necessary load and, shala, gives a way out of his energy.
A respite is a wonderful method of education . But sometimes it does not bring the desired fruits. Well, I'll have to work on the mistakes. Maybe you are too slow to take the dog to a closed room. Perhaps, you do not always practice breathing after the animal naskodilo? Or is the time spent alone too long? The deprived possibilities to run wild, the pets try to find themselves vigorous entertainment.
If the dog likes moments of respite, and they do not cause any inconvenience to her, then you also waste your time in vain. If during a respite the dog barks, and you release it, then it establishes a behavioral setting that after barking comes freedom. Well, if you wait, when the dog stops barking, then the process of re-education can drag on for a very long time, which is also not good. In this case, the respite method is not suitable for changing the behavioral habits of the pet. If a knock or scream interrupts the sounds of the animal, release it from the room.
When you can not use the respite method
In some cases, breathing is strictly prohibited. Often the opportunity to commit an offense leads once again to sad results. For example, a dog steals from a trash can and spends different rubbish around the room. You let her do it again, and then give time for a breather. Not the fact that this time she will not get out of the trash can and will not swallow, for example, the remnants of poison from the rats.
Or, for example, your dog likes to drive around the room of an old cat. Allowing her to do it again, you will drive into the stress of the unfortunate representative of the feline. Do not also apply respite in those cases when the dog is not in the mood. For example, you cut your nails to the dog , it growls at you. It is unreasonable to punish her for this defensive reaction.
Do not make a respite something like a canine sanatorium. If the pet has something to amuse, and in the room for punishment is a soft sofa, it is hardly worth expecting that the dog will avoid such a "punishment".
Some dogs, especially small breeds, like to be picked up and carried. Thus, you think that you punish the animal, but it realizes your action as an encouragement. Use the leash and the collar.
When the animal behaves "badly", but in fact is protected from human actions, in this case, respite will not be punishment, but salvation. For example, a dog does not like a society of strangers. You isolate it. And she understands, respite is a rescue from attention of strangers.
If the home favorite steals from the table , for example, fried chicken. In this case, respite is the ideal educational tool. But only in the event that you catch him at the moment when he puts his paws on the table and has not yet managed to grab his prey. When the dog dragged the chicken, ate it, the respite can become a pleasant time in silence with the full belly of a delicious meal. In such cases, the best way is not to provoke a pet for "crime." Your absent-mindedness and left unattended delicacies act as a factor prompting you to commit misconduct.
A respite is an ideal punishment in cases where the animal requires excessive attention or wants to play at the wrong time. Ten seconds alone is not a cruel, but effective method to inform the dog that it is not the time for tenderness.