Ten Keys For Training Your Drever

Posted by on Jul 17, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Drever, Pets | Comments Off on Ten Keys For Training Your Drever

We all long for training the perfect Drever, a puppy that is a CGC or canine good citizen and is well behaved and dependable at all times. Well dreams do come true if the education is done with care and focus. Bear in mind pups learn from the first day and need to be shown what is correct, what is wrong, and ideal interpersonal skills.
Pups are like kids, they are in need of continuous guidance and instruction. Training a pup need not be a nightmare, all you need to remember are a few straightforward principles:

Top Ten Tips For Training Your Drever

  1. Til your pup learns, you want to keep an eye on her at all times. Once you can not then you will need to crate her. Make a calendar for the pup, this will enable her to settle down quickly. The calendar needs to consist of things such as regular potty visits, feeding times, relaxation times, walks, play time, teaching, etc. A pup that has a hectic day has no time to be bored and misbehave.
  2. Teach the pup to value you. Drevers live in packs and instinctively follow a leader. If you establish your dominance in no uncertain terms then coaching will get easy because the pup will obey orders at all times and not test your authority.
  3. Use exclusively encouraging training strategies. Do not ever yell at, smack, or punish your Drever. It is not only cruel but may bring on behavioral challenges. Use of electrical shocks, prong collars, sprays, and so forth may hurt the animal.
  4. Show the pup “absolutely nothing in life is without cost.” This is a method of teaching that is generally accepted as an useful training method. When you reinforce this, the pup will learn that to experience something like love, a walk, or reward, he needs to act properly.
  5. Teach the meaning of “No,” from the first day. Do not reinforce actions like jumping, mouthing, tug-o-war, barking, or running out of open gates and doorways. Celebrate courtesy and dismiss or leave when there is bad behavior. The pup will learn that if he misbehaves he will lose his companion/playmate.
  6. To remedy a behavior you should witness the Drever in the process and surprise him by shaking a container of stones. Once you have done this make him straighten out his behavior and immediately offer him a treat and appreciation. Drevers do not call to mind what transpired prior so scolding him after an occurrence is futile.
  7. Be sure you call/use his name favorably. Do not say “Bad TOM,” or “No Tom,” this will create confusion and the Drever will believe that if you call his name then it is something negative. The doggie needs to link his name with pleasant times like hugs, petting, walks, treats, and such. If this happens he will approach happily the minute you call out his name.
  8. Establish a training schedule that is short and sweet, about 10 minutes three times a day. Long repeated trainings can be uninspiring and the Drever is going to lose interest in the learning session. Help make learning fun-filled and use trick training to teach commands like sit, down, come and so on.
  9. Bond with the Drever and both of you will certainly get a kick out of your sessions. The pup must expect spending quality time with you and not keep away from you by running away or hiding. Be sure to socialize the dog early. Socialization is among the most significant lessons. The Drever has to master how to be around various other animals, people, sounds, vehicles, and other activities. Therefore, slowly and gradually introduce the puppy dog when he is small to common tasks and noises. Take him to the shopping centre/ dog park, present him to kids and other pets, and make him unafraid of the vacuum and garden hose.
  10. Understand all about cage training, leash walking, house breaking, as well as food training. These are kindergarten lessons that every Drever puppy has to understand. Learn about all the idiosyncrasies as well as qualities of the breed. This will give you useful ideas on how to effectively educate the dog.

As a Drever owner you have a lot of choices. You could very well decide to train the Drever on your own or register at a qualified professional training school. Training a Drever has numerous phases: preschool, behavior training, dog sports, showing and conformation, as well as other components like therapy dogs, hearing dogs, et cetera. What level you decide to teach hinges on you in addition to the learning abilities of your Drever. As you recognize, various dogs, like people, have different talents. Choose wisely and both you and your Drever pup will have enjoyable times together.
Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Drevers.

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