And what does your dog learn in his spare time?
Many dog breeders, when training their dogs, believe that it will be enough for them to do only training. But do not forget that when the training session ends, the process of training the dog does NOT stop, it continues even in a dream. And now ask yourself the following question: "What does your dog learn in class and what in his spare time?". Answering this question in more detail, you may notice that the knowledge that we try to convey to the dog in the classroom contradicts the knowledge they received in their free time.
The quality of dog training primarily depends on their pastime in their free time.
Well, now let's look into this issue a little. The content of dogs according to their pastime in their free time can be divided into three main types, these are free, aviary (cage) and mixed content.
Free maintenance is such maintenance in which the dog is always left to itself and can independently make decisions on finding the resources necessary for life (food, play, social communication) and, when they are found, consume them. Such a dog can also be called a dog left to itself. For example, if a dog lives in an apartment, then it can freely move around it if desired, look for an opportunity to get a game (independently or with someone) and play when it is found. The dog can also search for food on its own and, if successful, consume it. In this case, the dog is not limited in any way in communicating with other people and animals.
Dogs with free maintenance show a complete lack of concentration in the classroom, they completely lack motivation to cooperate with a person. Such dogs show multiple indicative reactions, interfere with other guides and dogs engaged with them in the same group. The present fears or phobias in such dogs become fixed over time and it becomes more and more difficult to correct them. Often such dogs are in an aggressive state both against other dogs and against people. To such dogs, their guides are forced to apply quite a lot of physical correction, which eventually leads to even worse contact with the dog. Training such dogs from class to class is becoming more and more difficult and, as a result, impossible at all.
With an aviary (cage) content, the dog spends all his free time in an aviary (cage), where there is only water. A dog, being in an aviary, cannot in any way carry out a full-fledged search for resources and consume them independently. The dog gets everything he needs only during classes and communication with the guide for the actions necessary for a person and subject to certain discipline.
Dogs that are kept in an aviary (cage), on the contrary, show good concentration and attention in the classroom. They have excellent motivation for the exercises they perform. The training material is mastered by such dogs very well, their approximate reactions from class to class are becoming less and less. Even if some dogs have certain phobias or fears, they decrease over time or disappear altogether. As a result, the dogs of the aviary content from class to class show an increasing desire to cooperate with a person.
With mixed content, both free and open-air content is carried out. For example, when the dog's guide is at home, the dog is left to itself, but when the guide leaves the house, the dog is in the aviary.
Dogs, whose pastime in their free time has a mixed character, behave differently in the classroom. Most of these dogs immediately show behavior similar to free-range dogs. But some dogs, with mixed content, at the first stages of preparation show a good interest in exercises, they have sufficient motivation for what is happening and concentration on their guide. Training of such dogs starts well. But as the number of classes increases and their complexity, the motivation and concentration of dogs begin to decrease, the existing phobias and fears begin to consolidate. As a result, the amount of physical correction from the guide begins to increase and, accordingly, human contact with the dog worsens. All this again leads to the fact that classes with such dogs become ineffective.
Well, in the end I want to add that a dog can be either controlled or not controlled, all the average options speak of the uncontrollability of a dog by a person.
School of communication with a dog "Netto_197".