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Posted: Sunday August 26th, 2012 @ 8:21 am by Eric Falconer
DOG NAMESIt is best to think of a name, for example, Marco, Cooper,Anna, Gretchen, etc., and use the name before each command. His or her name is Puppy, so when you first start, say. Puppy, puppy Marco.” The name you choose, make sure you always say it with a happy voice let the dog know you love him or her. After a few days drop the puppy part first say its name every time he comes to you, give him a reward like a treat.
He will always come when called as he knows he will be received in a happy manner. Never scold your puppy when it’s young when wanting a fast re-call. Later on you will be grateful to have this dog always come in on a fast recall. Give your puppy lots of play time as well as lots of quiet time alone. Teach your children the importance of leaving the puppy alone and not to be persistent in playing with him if it appears he wants to lie down or be alone. ln most cases where the dog at home bites a child, the dog is instantly corrected and sometimes even destroyed in the heat of the moment.
The handler later hears that the dog had tried continually to avoid the child. The child, not understanding the dog’s need to be alone, continued to bother the animal until the dog finally struck out in frustration. This is not to condone the dog biting, as he must be justly correct- ed in such instances, but causes more harm than good. lt should be emphasized that the children and others living or visiting the household must be strictly taught to respect the dog’s feeling and needs. He too is an individual pups at eight or nine months of age may become skittish or act differently. This is comparable to human puberty and is only a phase in many cases. Give the animal a chance to recov- er, and you will likely find it is a normal part of his growing up. Some light training may be done prior to the pup reaching six months of age and preferably by eight months.
This allows the animal time to mature and also allows his neck muscles to strengthen so that he is capable of withstanding proper choke chain corrections, as this the majority of corrective actions, which will be used during the Von Falconer training procedures. REMEMBER, DOG TRAINING IS NO PLACE FOR TEMPERS. YOU MUST ALWAYS BE PATIENT AND REALIZE YOUR PUPPY MAY NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE TRYING TO DO. ONE BAD INCIDENT OR TEMPER CAN SET BACK YOUR TRAINING FOR WEEKS. If you begin to get frustrated with you puppy, stop, relax and give both you and your partner a break. We all have our”off” days.