The first is perseverance and gradualness.
Having said something, you need to get the puppy to do it. Worst of all from the point of view of education is inconsistency in requirements. Suppose your little charming Doberman so funny asks for something tasty when you dine, that all members of the family no, no, and give him something. Finally, you firmly decide to “stop this disgrace.” At first everyone behaves, as agreed, but for some reason the puppy does not believe in your firmness. He continues his attempts to beg for something with a vengeance, until someone, unable to stand it, pokes him a piece.
Thus, a negative connection is established between the word “no”, perseverance and reward. From your point of view, you may have taken a step forward, as gave the puppy not ten pieces, but only one. From the dog’s point of view, the opposite is true: if you stubbornly ignore commands, you can always achieve your goal. It turns out that you have encouraged behavior that you yourself consider unacceptable.
Rule two – endless patience. You explained to the puppy what to do and how, and he continues to behave in his own way. Well, then you need to achieve your goal, repeating the exercise over and over again. Continue reading