We all long for training the perfect Canaan Dog, a pup that’s a CGC or canine good citizen and is well behaved and reliable at all times. Well dreams do come true if the instruction is done with kindness and commitment. Keep in mind pups learn from day one and really need to be taught what is right, what isn’t, and appropriate socialization.
Pups act like children, they want to have continuous direction and instruction. Training a pup does not have to be a chore, all you have to remember are a few basic guidelines:
Ten Tips For Training Your Canaan Dog
- Til your pup is trained, you have to keep an eye on her at all times. Once you can not then you should crate her. Develop a plan for the pup, this will enable her to settle down quickly. The schedule must incorporate things such as hourly potty breaks, eating times, break periods, walks, play time, training, etc. A pup that has a very busy day has no time at all to get bored and misbehave.
- Teach the pup to heed you. Canaan Dogs live in packs and naturally need a leader. When you establish your dominance in no uncertain terms then teaching will come easy as the pup will heed orders at all times and not test your authority.
- Use only positive training tactics. Don’t yell at, attack, or punish your Canaan Dog. It is not only cruel but may trigger behavioral concerns. Use of electrical shocks, prong collars, sprays, and so on may possibly injure the animal.
- Show the pup “nothing in this life is without cost.” This is a system that is universally regarded as a valuable coaching method. In the event that you apply this, the pup will learn that to experience something like affection, a walk, or reward, he has to act well.
- Demonstrate the significance of “No,” from day one. Do not endorse actions such as jumping, yelping, tug-o-war, barking, or running out of open gates and doorways. Appreciate excellent behavior and dismiss or walk away when there is bad conduct. The pup will discover that if he acts up he will lose his companion/playmate.
- To fix a habit you have to witness the Canaan Dog in the process and startle her by rattling a bottle of stones. As soon as you have done this make him rectify his behavior and promptly give him a snack and appreciation. Canaan Dogs do not call to mind what occurred earlier so reprimanding him after an event is useless.
- Make sure to call/use his name favorably. Never say “Bad TOM,” or “No Tom,” this will cause mental confusion and the Canaan Dog will think that if you call his name then it is something negative. The doggy must identify his name with happy times like hugs, petting, walks, snacks, and such. If this occurs he will respond happily whenever you call out his name.
- Create a training regimen that is short and sweet, say 10 minutes three times a day. Lengthy repetitive lessons can be boring and the Canaan Dog is going to lose interest in learning. Make learning fun-filled and use trick training to teach orders like sit, down, come and so on.
- Bond with the Canaan Dog and both of you will certainly get a kick out of your lessons. The pup should look forward to hanging out with you and not avoid you by breaking away or hiding. Make sure to socialize the puppy dog quickly. Socialization is among the most important teachings. The Canaan Dog must definitely master how to be around various other animals, people, sounds, vehicles, and other activities. Therefore, carefully introduce the dog when he is small to common activities and noises. Take him to the shopping mall/ park, present him to children and other animals, and make him unfrightened of the vacuum cleaner and garden hose.
- Learn everything about cage training, leash walking, house breaking, as well as food training. These are basic lessons that every Canaan Dog puppy should master. Know about all the mannerisms and peculiarities of the breed. This will give you valuable insights on how to successfully coach the pup.
As a Canaan Dog owner you have several choices. You can decide to train the Canaan Dog on your own or enroll at a competent training school. Training a Canaan Dog has several phases: preschool, behavior training, doggie sports, presenting and conformation, along with other aspects like therapy dogs, hearing dogs, etc. What standard you decide to coach is dependent on you in addition to the learning abilities of your Canaan Dog. As you recognize, various dogs, like people, have varied talents. Choose well and both you and your Canaan Dog pup will have fun times together.
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