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Teams

To me team
Starting from two to three months of age, a puppy should always have a treat in his pocket when walking with him. Give the puppy the command “Come to me!”, Crouching and spreading his arms out to the sides, draw his attention. As soon as the puppy runs up, immediately joyfully encourage him, pet and let go for a walk. Repeat this every fifty to sixty meters. If the puppy does not fit, then in no case should you run after him, on the contrary, you should run away from him. After the command “To me” it is strictly forbidden to punish the dog or do anything unpleasant for her. This is an emergency braking command; its execution should be brought to full automatism; hearing her, the dog must forget about everything. Many dogs died under the wheels of cars only because they were poorly trained for this team.
Once I was walking along the road with my boxer Kohl z Grodu Merkurego, then one year old, when suddenly a cat jumped out from under his very feet and rushed across the road just in front of the wheels of the bus going. Kohl was rushing after her, but when he heard the command “To Me”, he abruptly stopped in front of the road and complied with the demand. If he had not executed the command so impeccably, then death under the wheels would have been inevitable.
At the age of four months, when the puppy is already approaching impeccably, one should begin to teach him to sit in front of the trainer or near his leg (depending on the requirements of the standards) and endurance. When the puppy runs up, give it the command “Sit!”, Help to take the right position, and then encourage. When the puppy learns to sit down himself, you can hold on to a treat, forcing the puppy to sit longer each time.
When training an adult, already spoiled by a bad upbringing of a dog, it is often impossible to do without pain. For this purpose, in addition to the usual leather collar, the dog should also wear a strict one, i.e. with spikes, and fasten a separate leash to each of them. While walking, hold on to the leash hooked on the soft collar. Then, at an unexpected moment for the dog, give a command and after a moment sharply pull the leash attached to a strict collar, continue to quickly and strongly pull the dog towards you, stopping the slightest delay in the dog with sharp jerks. Repeat this exercise should be repeated, to complete automatism.
To train a dog to approach by gesture (gesture – the straightened right hand is raised to the side to shoulder level and then lowered to the thigh without clapping), you must first reinforce this gesture with a voice command and encourage performance.
Sit command
It is advisable to start training this team from 2.5-3 months. Having placed the puppy near the left leg, take the leash in your right hand, give the “Sit” command, then press the croup with your left hand, and pull up with the right leash, forcing you to sit down, and immediately encourage. When the puppy starts to sit down on his own command, delay the promotion longer and longer, gradually increasing endurance.
At the next stage, go a step in front of the puppy, controlling exposure and stopping any attempts to change position by strict “Sit” and sitting by hand. In the future, gradually increase the distance from the puppy and the exposure time, as well as the rate of removal and return.
In order to train in the execution of a command by gesture (the right hand is raised, palm is turned towards the dog and bent at the elbow), you must first combine it with a voice command.
The Lying Command
It is advisable to start training from 3-3.5 months. Set the puppy near the left foot, give the command, and then pull the leash down with the right hand and push the withers with the left. Some dogs go to bed faster when a treat or a serving item is in their right hand. Encourage a treat and pat on the back while holding the dog in position. Further training is similar to the Sit command. (Gesture – a straightened right hand raised forward to shoulder level, palm down to the hip).
Stand command
It is advisable to start training from 3.5-4 months. Set the puppy near the left foot, then give the “Stand” command, after which, with your left hand under the belly, give the puppy a standing position, and then encourage it. When encouraging, stroke with your left hand under the stomach, at the same time, not allowing the puppy to change position. Particular attention when working out this command must be given to endurance. In a standing position, the dog is too inclined to take a step or two, and this should not be allowed, so the greatest attention should be given to working out the exposure, standing 2-3 meters in front of the dog. If the dog takes at least a step forward, then you must immediately approach it and, taking your right hand under the chest, and with your left hand under the stomach, strictly push it back to its original place. You cannot forgive a single step! Further training is similar to the Sit command. (Gesture – the right hand is raised forward and bent at the elbow, palm up).
The teams “Sit”, “Lie”, “Stand”, in the complex
For better assimilation of these teams in the future they are practiced in a complex.

Dysplasia, author S. Dorogova
Svetlana Dorogova - President of the National Club of Breeds Dogue de Bordeaux, owner of the Dorsdorf kennel (Moscow), expert dog expert of the RKF. Since 1993 I have been…

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