Freestyle with a dog - training element "bunny"
In freestyle the skills of interaction between the dog handler and his four-legged partner are necessary, and their absence is very noticeable, because freestyle is a team game. But how to teach the dog the elements of the miracle dance, if the contact is already established? Let's begin to understand the principle of learning such a seemingly simple, but very nice “bunny” team.
Team "bunny" or "Zai"
Communication with the dog should be based on patience, love, affection, the correct reinforcement of the right behavior and timely ignoring the wrong behavior.
To begin with, you will greatly facilitate the task of applying the clicker in training. Freestyle is generally based mainly on training with a clicker. This speeds up the process and makes the promotion for your dog clearer.
Freestyle suggests that the element looks like this: on command, the dog from a sitting position raises its front paws and sits upright until promoted or up to the next command.
Warning.Young dogs with not yet strong back will get worse. It is very important to watch your pet, and if it is difficult for him to carry out this element, it is necessary to postpone learning this trick at a later time, and take up the physical development of the ward.
In order to teach this trick, you will need: a hungry dog, accustomed to the clicker, a delicacy and a clicker.
Seat the dog in front of you, place one hand (hold the clicker in it) in front of the student, so that in the process of training your ward can stick with his paws. Then, with the other hand with a delicacy, lead the dog by the nose upward until he pulls the paws off the ground and places them in your hand. At this moment a click sounds and a treat is given.
Warning.Do not move your hand too high to prevent the animal from standing up on its hind legs. You can help the dog, becoming behind him.
As soon as your four-legged pet understands that the paws need to be raised, and begins to tear them off the ground, gradually remove the support arm. It looks like this: we lead the dog by the nose up, hold the free hand in front of him, but as soon as the paws begin to come off, we move the free hand back.
At first, you will be able to put your diligent student in the right position for a second, but with time the interval will increase, and the team will start to perform better and better.
Warning.Do not immediately demand that the dog sit down and stay in the correct position. If necessary, better grab the falling paws once more with your free hand.
Enter the sound command. Always at this stage, the command sounds first, and behind it is a gesture and click when executed. Team - click, otherwise the dog will wait for the gesture all the time.
When you make sure that the dog clearly and confidently keeps the balance in the given element, quickly takes the position of "hare", you can begin to tear off the hand from the dog's nose.
You will pass this stage very quickly if the student has mastered the voice command, and you just gradually need to move your hand with the delicacy further and further away from the nose.The article in the topic: “Freestyle - learning the elements of“ top ”and“ waltz ”.
And you can replace the gesture only voice command.
The element will be spectacular and cute, you can easily not only perform it in the freestyle program, but also surprise your loved ones.
How to teach a dog to the hare team will vividly demonstrate this video: