The owner of a 9 month old dachshund male from working parents welcomes you. We have little problems with our education in everything, but the main thing, it seems to me, is that the dog has revealed that it is not necessary to obey the mistress when she is on the street. On a short leash "beside" Well, it’s just trouble. tears the ground underneath. When you swipe or hit. walking quietly nearby, but only the first few steps. Our festivities turn into torture for him and for me. And since the dog was etched on cats, mice, then constant runaways. it is for us "norm", runs away mainly to fellow for games, but sometimes in the wake or behind a cat. Affectionate and obedient at home, but on the street he does not react to us, all in search and in his worries. Tell me, is it possible to correct the present situation, is it worth continuing to fight, or is this the norm for hunters. In the near future I will take my Nora to the hole, the dog is fearless, stubborn. And yet, is it possible to raise in the hunter at least the embryo of protective behavior (if possible, then how, I have never met information about this). Recently, a 9-year-old child who was walking with a dog was taken by a stranger by the scruff of his neck and started shaking, cursing, and Nor. zero attention to this incident. Baby in tears. It’s a shame.
To teach a dog to calmly walk nearby on a leash, without pulling it, is possible and necessary. Jerks on a soft collar will not be enough, so get a jerk chain. The length of the dachshund chain is probably about 40-45 cm (so that the chain is worn over the dog’s head, but without excessive length). Fasten the leash to the chain ring so that it works like a noose, and go outside. For any attempts of the dog to pull the leash (or even more so to break from it), you can pronounce the dog’s nickname or the team chosen for these purposes, for example, "hush", and at the same time pull the leash so that the dog not only restrains, but also throws it back. The jerk should be sharp, not pulling, but as soon as the dog willy-nilly got closer to the owner, the leash should be loosened completely so that it sags. So you need to act constantly, according to the principle "who will reorder whom", because the first time the dog is unlikely to understand why they pull it. You may have to tug at first every few seconds. But the principle must be one. the tension of the leash is immediately punished immediately by a painful jerk, and if the leash is not stretched, within it the dog can safely walk. If the dog has changed behavior, obviously tries not to harness the leash, you can gently talk to her, call on yourself, give treats, pre-stored with you for a walk. As soon as he tries again to jerk, a sharp, painful jerk immediately follows. The main mistake in training is always the owner’s inattention, since usually the beginning trainers ignore the need to immediately loosen the leash, removing pain when the dog calmed down and quieted down. Also, the owner often instinctively chooses the weakness of the leash if the dog walks close to him calmly, thereby prompting the dog to constantly feel the leash and harness into it. The use of a roulette leash contributes roughly the same error, since its design initially provides for a constant leash tension.
Please note that most owners get their dogs out on the street, the leash (if any) is pulled, but the owner does not even think of changing anything.
If you will not be able to pull the dog, it is necessary to conduct two or three sessions with a trainer-instructor (working with service dogs) or attend several classes at the training site. Explain to the instructor what problem you want to get rid of, so that you will be shown the technique of jerking and track the systematic use of them. At this link you can also find some tips on your subject.
When walking with a dog, it is necessary to engage, attracting the attention of the dog to himself by constant communication, toys, a treat. A bit of elementary obedience training won’t hurt either (skills "sit", "to lie", "stand" with excerpts, walking nearby, prohibiting team). Communication with the dog, games and training contribute to the concentration of the dog on the owner, and not on the environment, even if it is a hunting dog. If you will not be able to establish a relationship with the dog on walks, you will have to resort to the help of a dog trainer for individual lessons with your dog and with you.
It is sometimes quite possible to raise guard behavior in a hunting dog, but it all depends on its individual characteristics. It is too early to say anything about the character of the dog at such a young age, it has not yet formed completely, in any case, classes to develop distrust of outsiders should not begin at least before at least a year and a half, and only when the dog has passed the obedience course. It is necessary to develop a distrust of outsiders and the protective qualities of a dog with the help of an experienced instructor, otherwise you can irreparably ruin the dog, making it either uncontrollable or cowardly. Good luck.
Trainers Elena Karlova, Galina Aksenova