The satisfactory coexistence with the dog is largely based on educating the animal correctly so that it accepts orders such as going when called or not going beyond the limits imposed on it. When obstacles arise in coexistence, it is usual that they are due to erroneous educational approaches and ignorance about the animal’s needs.
Everyday situations like calling the dog to come, getting him to obey when he says “no” or to walk correctly during the walk are the workhorses of many owners and the basic pillars of the canine obedience manual. If a dog does not obey these basic orders, there will be tensions at home derived from problems of coexistence with the animal.
The trick for dogs: answer the call
The fact that the dog comes when called is important and necessary. Let’s imagine that we are in the field, the time comes to go home, and when we call him, he does not come. So we have to chase him, and there is a danger that the dog will run away and therefore get lost or run over. This behavior is evident proof that the dog is not well educated, and we must solve the problem before the situation becomes more complicated. It is advisable to rehearse at home the order to go, especially when the dog is a puppy.
Order the dog to sit or sit still
Learning these commands is achieved more easily through play and always with the reward technique after the dog’s obedient attitude. We must convey congratulations and caresses, which can be accompanied by a dog biscuit.
If the dog does not obey basic orders, there will be tensions at home derived from problems of coexistence with the animal
The command “sitting” is very useful when the dog is nervous or uncontrolled by a certain situation, such as in the presence of another dog or with the visits of family friends with whom he is too effusive.
In both situations, moreover, the order must be given in an energetic and confident tone, with gestures that reinforce it. When the order “quiet” is pronounced, the palm of the outstretched hand must be shown, as a sign indicating the act of braking.
Proper walking on a leash
The acceptance of the belt by the dog is not always an easy task. Many owners walk with their pets by tugging on the leash. The walk, more than a playful and relaxed moment, then becomes a situation that generates stress and anger.
The guidelines that can help the dog learn to walk correctly on the leash are:
- Choose the appropriate collar and leash for the size and complexion of the dog so that the animal is comfortable with it and not oppressed.
- Getting used to wearing a leash at home before going outside with her, especially when the dog is a puppy.
- Apply the rule that indicates to the dog the need to walk on the same side, and not allow it to cross, prevent the owner from walking or become entangled between its legs.
The dog’s behavior is the result of its genetic inheritance, the education it has received, and the experiences it lives, especially when it is a puppy. For the dog to be obedient, it is necessary to lay certain foundations when it is small. From four months on, he is ready to follow orders, such as going when called. Patience and consistency are fundamental guidelines for educating him, and well-taught discipline should never be confused with exacerbated authoritarianism.