How to train a Labrador at home
Labrador dogs are distinguished by their friendliness and sincerity. But initially this kind of human friend was bred in order to create a hunting dog. It turned out the same Labrador ideal family dogs. And this is confirmed by such traits of their character:
loyal friend and companion;
loves to walk outside in any weather.
Specialists, in addition to the already mentioned character traits of dogs of this breed, also note their merits, which will help the owners in training:
well trained teams;
remember their masters well;
perceive everything with a cheerful mood;
are active in sports games;
children can be engaged with them already from eight years.
To all the above advantages, you should add an easy care for the coat. If the dog gets dirty, it is enough to wipe it with a wet towel, and you should only bathe a couple of times a year.
The basics of labrador training
Experienced instructors advise starting the training of dogs of this breed from puppyhood, that is, from two or three months, as soon as its character begins to manifest itself.
The owners of Labradors often make the same huge mistake – they indulge the puppy’s pranks, who study the human reaction to their actions. It is impossible to ignore such incidents, but you should stop it as soon as the puppy committed a misdemeanor (for example, made a puddle, unjustly burst out, inadequately behaved on the street during a walk, etc.). If such seemingly innocent pranks do not stop right away, then your pet out of a good-natured and loving puppy can grow into a disobedient and aggressive dog with all the signs of domination over its owner.
The basics of labrador training include the simplest rules to be followed constantly and relentlessly:
No need to beat the puppy.
It is impossible to use devices of increased cruelty – a strict collar, a shocker, a noose.
Listen to the pupil’s natural instincts.
Use simple voice commands and gestures.
Timely consolidate your skills by encouraging delicacy and praise.
Only through such a campaign can you build a good relationship with your pet and reduce the number of bad habits.
General course of labrador training at home: advice from experienced instructors
Training a Labrador Before the start of the Labrador training at home, its owner must consult with a qualified canine specialist. According to experienced dog breeders, the development of obedience to a puppy of this breed begins with the fact that he must get used to the presence of his owner and perceive the owner as the “leading senior” in such a tandem. For this you need:
to teach a puppy to a nickname;
the first few months to try to be in sight of the baby-puppy;
communicate with him as much as possible, in every way pay attention to him and walk.
At the same time walking the Labrador should be performed initially without a leash and in places with no threat to him (for example, in a closed yard area).
The most effective method of training Labrador at home is considered by experts to be tasty and supportive. Its mechanism of influence on a trained dog is as follows: for each correctly executed team, the pupil receives a reward in the form of a delicacy.
The main teams that should teach the Labrador from the age of two months:
“Quiet” and “Voice”;
Time for training Labrador should be dosed. At first it will be enough for a puppy only fifteen minutes a day. Over time, the period of study should be extended to an hour, but this should be done gradually, including all the above-mentioned mandatory commands in daily lessons.
Team “To me”
At first glance, the team “Ko me” seems to be easy to perform, but puppies do not always understand her. How to achieve such an understanding? With the help of the same encouraging delicacy. Stretching a hand with a delicacy in the direction of the Labrador, be sure to call the pupil by name, using the words of the command “Ko me!”. Later, when the puppy learns to approach the hand with a delicacy, stretch the arm without one, and let us treat only after the baby has come close enough.
Features of training this team:
words are pronounced loudly and clearly;
they are pronounced several times until the puppy responds to them;
Be sure to gently stroke the baby if he approached you at the right moment on command.
This command is studied for a long period of time, until the dog performs it automatically.
One of the first teams that a Labrador puppy should master is the Place command. This need is due to the fact that it is the base for many combined commands. Algorithm of learning:
To choose for the puppy the very place to which he will be accustomed (it must be located on the territory of the house – a special mat.