I. Understanding bowel movement signals
I. Understanding bowel movement signals
When you first get a dog, training your German Shepherd to defecate is the most difficult problem to solve. There are different opinions on training methods, but first, you must understand by default the actions of a dog about to defecate.
1. If you find your German Shepherd sniffing around on the floor, be on high alert. He is looking for a place to go to the bathroom. There is also a small circle of furious sniffing, restless sitting, and gurgling back and forth with its mouth. Typically, German Shepherds defecate about 30 minutes after eating or 15 minutes after drinking.
2. The biggest headache for parents is potty training the German Shepherd. Little German Shepherds don’t know any better and pee and poo anywhere. The parents wipe the poop and urine behind the German Shepherd’s butt, but when the German Shepherd is small it is acceptable. When a German Shepherd grows up, especially a large dog, the parents really can’t stand it. Therefore, it is a good habit to train your German Shepherd to poop and pee from a young age.
3. Generally the little golden retriever will defecate 30 minutes after eating, or about 15 minutes after drinking water. You can pay special attention to the point at this time. If you find your Golden Retriever sniffing around on the ground, be on high alert, he’s looking for a place to go to the bathroom, sniffing wildly in small circles and fidgeting with his mouth gurgling back and forth.
4. German Shepherds divide their living quarters based on smell. With a young German Shepherd, you’re better off starting with him in the toilet or securing him where you want him to defecate for a week, then cleaning the house everywhere and not defecating residue. Young German Shepherds will generally want to urinate or defecate differently than usual, some will squeal, some will run around, or wail, etc.
Our German Shepherd has a series of movements when he urinates. Some of the movements of the German Shepherd during urination are very useful for us to train our German Shepherd to urinate in a fixed place in our house. It is necessary to know the movements and expressions of the German Shepherd during defecation. Only when we know some movements and expressions of our German Shepherd when he wants to pee, we can bring him to a fixed place when he wants to pee.
In fact, German Shepherds should be more regular in their normal lives. When they finish eating or wake up, they will want to facilitate. As long as you pay attention to this rule, it will also help you know when your German Shepherd will want to facilitate. So don’t worry, mom and dad!
II. Notes on training
II. Notes on training
1. Training with care
1 Training begins 70 days after birth for puppies and should be done immediately for adult dogs.
2 When teaching something new, do it in a quiet, safe place that is familiar to the dog; review what has been understood in a slightly distracting place, and review what has been fully mastered in a more distracting place. In this way, the dog’s attention will gradually be focused on the owner.
3 Short daily training sessions are more effective. For example, 5-10 minutes twice a day is more effective in keeping the dog fresh than 20 minutes once a day.
4 Do not overdo it. For example, after training “sit” a few times, the dog will be able to do it well or you should occasionally give him some encouragement. This is much better than failing 10 times in a row.
5 It is difficult to focus your dog’s attention the first time you train, so be patient and never rush.
6 It is best to give the dog a reward, such as feeding some meat, immediately after each task is completed as required. If the dog does not feel happy with the training, it will not achieve the desired training purpose.
7 Stop the dog from “doing something bad” and seize the opportunity. The time to correct is not after the dog is done, but at the moment when he is ready to finish, with a decisive and strong command to stop him.
8 Repetitive training can deepen a dog’s memory. Excessive emergency training can lead to dog resistance and escape. Therefore, instead of learning in a day, dogs should be reviewed day by day.
9 Physical punishment should only be used in the case of a dog bite. Training large dogs. Depending on the personality of the dog, some require violence. In addition, when training with a collar or collar with spikes, consult a veterinarian or specialist promptly.
10 Shortcuts to obedience training are practice, persistence, patience, effort, rewards, etc. Also, exercising with your dog is a great way to do this.
[2. Training program]
Obedience training generally lasts 8 to 10 weeks and is best done daily, with a training cycle of one week, teaching the same new content each week. However, if the owner does not have enough time, or if different dogs have different personalities and intelligence, it is difficult to focus on the training and cannot successfully complete the training program, and cannot be rushed, the training time cycle can be extended, only when its movements meet the owner’s requirements, and then scheduled to move on to the next training cycle.
3. Tone of voice in training
3. Tone of voice in training
It is best to have the person closest to the dog in the home train the dog. One particular person is responsible for training the dog, which reduces the confusion caused to the dog by different commands from different people. In order to get the dog used to the owner’s instructions as quickly as possible, special attention should be paid to the tone of voice used during training and not to change the tone of the command at will.
1 When commands and signals begin training, especially when teaching new content, the tone of voice used should be gentle, supplemented by appropriate movement instructions, and the code should be clear and short for the dog to remember. When the dog gets bored, correct it with the leash in time. If the leash is ineffective, scold it with a strong tone of voice, as using an encouraging tone of voice at this time is.
2 Praise If the dog does what the owner tells him to do correctly, praise in a pleasant tone is needed to show him that “your performance has earned the owner’s pleasure”. However, you cannot trick your dog with words of praise. This will make the dog feel cheated and not go to the owner more often.
3 If the command is convinced that the dog has understood the owner’s command but has not acted on it, but is guessing at the owner’s attitude, he must command him in a strong tone to force him to do so. But before doing so, we should carefully consider whether the owner’s request is too high for the dog to do for the moment.
4 Harsh reprimands should be used with caution. A common mistake breeders make is that the owner instructs the dog to do some action, but then he starts scolding the dog loudly because it is not clearly expressed or the dog does not understand. The dog will be baffled by the reason for the scolding. Severe scolding is limited to certain special situations. For example, there will be a serious accident related to the life or death of the dog.
5 Give the dog a fixed name. For example, if the dog’s name is “Bebe”, different families and neighbors are called “Baby” and “Bebe” on different occasions, which can cause confusion to the dog. The tone of voice when calling the dog’s name to avoid coarse, scolding the dog is prohibited when attached to the dog’s name. Otherwise, the dog will ignore it the next time it is called by name. Names are limited to issuing commands and praise to leave a good impression on the dog. The next time you call its name, you will immediately run to your side.
[4. Best training period for puppies]
The ideal time for training is from about 70 days after the puppy is born. In addition, weekday training starts the day the puppy comes home and progresses gradually. At this stage, the puppy has not picked up any bad habits and is relatively weak, which is much less effort for the breeder. The dog will reach adulthood a year after birth and has a lot more strength. If you want to train at this stage, you must spend a certain amount of physical strength and patience. In puppyhood, it takes 2-3 months to correct an adult dog.
Dogs grow fastest in the year after birth. During this time, the brain is gradually developing and perfected, and it is also a critical time for dogs to learn good and bad. Therefore, this is the best time to train your dog. But don’t think the dog is too old to train, I’m afraid. In fact, no matter how old a dog is, it can be trained. However, it requires more physical strength and patience than puppy training. If you have not spent more time caring for or letting free your dog before and you have picked up bad habits, it will take 2x, 3x or even longer, but no matter what, you should have confidence in your dog that you can train it well after training. Dog training can be divided into two stages, one is training from the date of arrival home, such as fixed sleep, defecation, etc. Secondly, obedience training, which usually starts 70 days after birth, such as sit, stand up, etc.
As the saying goes, if a son is not taught, his father is at fault, so whose fault is it that he is not taught? Of course it is the dog owner’s problem. We humans love dogs because they are smart and loyal, but dogs are also naughty. If we don’t train it properly, it will have a lot of bad habits and bad habits that will bring some unnecessary trouble to its owner. We think all dogs can be trained well. If you want to train your dog, you must have a professional training method. The previous dog training methods are far from ordinary and not very operative, so many people find it hard to train their dogs, and only professionals can train their dogs.
It is necessary for us to know some of the movements and expressions of our German Shepherd during defecation. Only when we know some of our German Shepherd’s movements and expressions during defecation, we can bring him to a fixed place when he defecates.
III. Training Techniques
III. Training techniques
Many dog handlers have tried the coercion method before, and still do. Pull the dog’s head, yell at it, hit it. The coercion method was never successful as a training method with children, dogs, or employees. It is now proven that force is no longer used to teach children or employees and that dolphins and other animals cannot be tamed by force.
It is reassuring to know that dog training has reached other levels of education and training. We encourage train the dog to be active and reinforce his behavior through rewards e.g., praise, treats, games, kada, etc.. As a result, the dog is willing to do this, rather than being forced to do so.
Dog training consists of four components: two positive methods: distraction through reward training and reinforcement; and two negative methods: aversion and prevention. Control is the basis of prevention training and is important for human and dog safety.
3. Mental preparation for training
1 Praise and petting
The goal of training is to teach, not scold. The best way to do this is to praise and pet frequently so that the dog understands the expression of the owner’s happy mood.
2 Clear mantra
For the dog to understand and remember, it is best to use short, clearly pronounced sentences rather than repetition during training. When giving commands, avoid being loud or angry. Because dogs are
It is very sensitive to note that the above practices will gradually cause the dog to associate scolding with training. In addition, different tones should be used for different temperaments. For example, the same “seat” should be commanded gently or cheerfully for a nervous dog and loudly and assertively for a lively dog, and the breeder should choose a different approach depending on the personality of his dog.
3 Avoid redundant praise
Praise for your dog is limited to when the dog is very obedient. If you praise the dog all the time, it will confuse him and he won’t know when he will get praised. This makes it difficult to do critical training.
4 Timely correction
When the dog is ready to do the “no
” at the moment it happens, we should stop it loudly and decisively. If you scold him afterwards, the dog will not understand why and will continue to do the “no” thing. More seriously, if you are constantly reprimanded for unknown reasons, the dog will gradually become distrustful of its owner and stop listening to him.
5 Resolve to eliminate corporal punishment
The most important thing is to force the dog to obey through physical punishment. Like other animals, dogs are very wary of people. From a dog’s point of view, unexplained beatings and kicks can only be
Create the impression of being “abused”. If you are a very strong owner, the dog may obey out of fear. However, dogs raised in this environment have an extreme sense of insecurity and will sometimes attack vulnerable children or older people, or even have dangerous bites. Therefore, when a dog does not obey a command, command loudly and shoot the dog in the face with a water pistol, most dogs will calm down.
6 Train anytime, anywhere
6 Training anytime, anywhere
Training is not limited by time. We should be patient and teach our dogs what to do and what not to do in everyday life, such as walks, meals, visitors, etc.
7 Never give up
A dog is not an animal that can be taught just once or twice and immediately remembered and cared for. It needs to gradually develop a memory over the course of constant training. Therefore, the breeder needs to be patient and keep training.
8 Fostering adaptability
Dogs often avoid things they don’t like, or bark at them, or simply destroy them. This can sometimes cause a lot of trouble for the owner. In this case, the first thing to do is to be patient, never impatient, and let the dog approach the thing it doesn’t like slowly while constantly talking in a gentle voice to calm it down. If you hit and scold the dog at this time, it will make the dog hide further away. Furthermore, this method of keeping the dog away from things and places it doesn’t like can only add to the distress of the breeder and there is nothing the breeder can do about it.
9 No comparison with other dogs
Dogs have different abilities. Therefore, we should train at an adaptive pace rather than comparing ourselves to other dogs who have “poor perceptions”. Have confidence in your dog.
10 Please feel free to consult a specialist or veterinarian during the training process.
German Shepherds are 100% loyal to their owners. As for docility, it’s definitely not as docile as the SoS, but the well-trained German Shepherd is loyal to its owner.
The first stage of training is obedience training, which means that the dog learns to obey the commands of its owner. This training not only makes it easy to perform daily care such as brushing, showering, trimming nails, removing foreign objects from the mouth, and feeding medication, but also allows the dog to live in harmony and happiness with its owner and family, minimizing the possibility of all kinds of accidents. Therefore, all breeders should obey their dogs.
In relationships with people, it gives not only a little affection, but pride of self-esteem, it is easy to doubt strangers, but once a friendship is established, it never changes. So mom and dad quickly turn them into their very best friends with the right training skills! :photo tribe