Training the dog
Successful training of a dog is based on 3 main criterias:
- Suitable dog
The dog is in possess of those talents and abilities (was
born with them) and physical features which make him able to
be trained for the chosen task.
- Suitable relation between dog and
To achieve a good result the dog shouldn't only be a
subject of the training but he must take part in it. Above
that the dog is suitable for training, the owner (/handler)
must be his leader and they must be in harmony with each
- Suitable method
The method must be chosen according to the dogs
personality and training goal.
goal of training:
When choosing the goal of the training we must consider that
the dog has abilities born with and abilities can be developed.
Abilities the dog was born with determinate for what and how
much he'll be suitable. Not taking it into consideration is a
very big mistake that leads to failures and in many cases to
distruction of the dog.
The goal of the training is to make the best out of a dog by
knowing his personality and abilities.
The trainer is a person who has the knowledge and
experience to evaluate a dogs personality and abilities,
decides if the dog is suitable for the task desired by the
owner, choses the method which will give good result and
applies the method the right way.
As a dog trainer my first priority is to create the right
relationship between dog and its owner. This is tha basic of
any kinds of further trainings. The most important thing I
think is to own a dog that has no problems with basic
obedience in everydays and can be handled easily in any
situation. If you have a dog like that, life (yours, your dogs
and people around you) will be free of stress. Not only that
but you and your dog will be a good team for further higher
level trainings and trials - if you wish.
prefer individual training and state that both positive and
negative feed backs are necessary for the dog. I condemn the
maltreatment of dogs and using training methods applying force
on the dog without taking his personality in consideration but
don't even share enthusiasm for "just positively" methods.
Successful training is based on the right combination of
positive and negative feed backs. (Just think of that a bitch
disciplines her pup when it's needed or an older dog "treats"
a younger one in case it's naughty. Or simply ask your self
the question what would happen if you'd try to bring up a
child without disciplining him sometimes.)
Dogs have inherited insticts and
behaviours which differ from humans'. Don't try to treat them
as humans! Doing this you make him confused about his position
in hierarchy - in worst case he defines it differently that
leads to serious problems - and out of this he feels insecure
A well balanced dog knows his position
in the gradiation undoubtly, honours his leader and wants to
please him. This is the very basic of successful training
and in lack of it any methods are determined to failure.
Having a just and consequent leader makes the dog well
balanced and feel secure.
Owners very first lesson is to learn how
to be such a leader and based on this knowledge build the
right connection with their dogs.
If you wish to put it into practice you're