All of us imagine training the perfect Dunker, a pet that is a CGC or canine good citizen and is very well behaved and responsible at all times. Well dreams really do come true if the education is performed with care and dedication. Keep in mind pups learn from the first day and need to be taught what is right, what isn’t, and ideal interpersonal skills.
Pups act like young children, they crave frequent supervision and instruction. Training a pup doesn’t have to be a challenge, all you have to remember are a few simple principles:
Ten Tips For Training Your Dunker
- Until your pup is trained, you need to keep an eye on her at all times. Once you can’t then you must cage her. Establish a plan for the pup, that will enable her to settle down quickly. The calendar must include things such as regular potty breaks, feeding times, sleep times, walks, play time, teaching, et cetera. A pup that has a very busy day has no time to become bored or misbehave.
- Teach the pup to value you. Dunkers live in packs and instinctively adhere to a leader. Once you establish your dominance in no uncertain terms then coaching will get easy because the pup will obey you at all times and not defy your power.
- Use only positive training methods. Never ever shout at, smack, or abuse your Dunker. It is not only harsh but can create behavioral challenges. Use of electrical shocks, prong collars, sprays, et cetera may harm the animal.
- Show the pup “absolutely nothing in life is without cost.” This is a philosophy that is universally recognized as a valuable teaching tool. As you reinforce this, your pup will find out that to get anything like affection, a stroll, or snack, he needs to behave properly.
- Teach the meaning of “No,” from day one. Do not advocate behaviors such as leaping, mouthing, tug-o-war, yipping, or running out of open gates and doors. Appreciate courtesy and disregard or leave when there is bad behavior. The pup will certainly discover that if he is mischievous he will lose his companion/playmate.
- To correct a habit you will need to witness the Dunker in the process and surprise her by rattling a jar of marbles. As soon as you have done this help him correct his behavior and instantly give him a treat and praise. Dunkers do not remember what transpired earlier so reprimanding him after an occurrence is useless.
- Be certain to call/use his name favorably. Don’t say “Bad TOM,” or “No Tom,” this will result in confusion and the Dunker will think that if you call his name then it is something negative. The doggie must correlate his name with happy times like hugs, petting, strolls, snacks, and such. If this occurs he will come willingly anytime you call his name.
- Develop a training routine that is short and sweet, say 10 minutes three times a day. Long repetitive trainings can be uninspiring and the Dunker is going to lose interest in the learning session. Help make training fun-filled and use trick training to explain orders like sit, down, come and more.
- Bond with the Dunker and both of you will enjoy your sessions. The pup must wait to hanging out with you and not stay away from you by turning tail or hiding. Be sure to socialize the young dog quickly. Socialization is among the most essential teachings. The Dunker should figure out how to coexist around various other animals, people, sounds, vehicles, and other activities. And so, slowly and gradually introduce the pup when he is small to everyday events and sounds. Take him to the store/ playground, present him to kids and other animals, and make him unfrightened of the vacuum cleaner and water hose.
- Understand everything about crate training, leash walking, house breaking, as well as food training. These are kindergarten lessons that every Dunker puppy has to master. Learn about all the characteristics as well as distinctive features of the breed. This will give you important ideas on how to effectively teach the puppy.
As a Dunker parent you have a lot of options. You might choose to train the Dunker by yourself or enlist at a qualified professional training school. Training a Dunker has several phases: preschool, obedience training, doggy sports, showing and conformation, in addition to other components like therapy dogs, hearing dogs, and so on. What level you decide to train depends upon you together with the brainpower of your Dunker. As you understand, different dogs, like humans, have varied talents. Choose well and both you and your Dunker pup will have enjoyable times together.
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