Dog training - Questions & Answers
Handbook for dog lovers and owners. Behavior, psychology, home education and dog training of all breeds. Step by step. Beginner & Intermediate Level. Page size A5, 12 chapters, 518 pages, 237 photos, drawings and tables.
Author: Dusan Dule Marinovic. Translation: Andjela Kanacki. Belgrade, April 2018.
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Chapter 1: What should I know about getting a dog before I proceed with it?
• What does it mean to be a responsible dog owner?
• What’s my choice in all of this?
• What’s the difference between pet dogs and those intended for showing at kennel exhibitions?
• What does it mean when a dog is said to be that of breeding quality?
• Why are hunting dogs special?
• Should I get precisely a puppy?
• How old should a puppy so that I can take him from a breeder?
• Is getting an adult dog a good idea?
• Some people advise me to get a female first and others are totally against it. Do you think that it’s better to take a male or a female at the beginning?
• How much does a good puppy of a Labrador Retriever, say, cost?
• Suffering for the owner
• Why are dog prices so different?
• Additional expenses
• How much does a dog's normal keeping cost?
• How will I know that my puppy that I intend to take - is purebred?
• Do I buy a purebred puppy without a pedigree?
• Is the pedigree a guarantee for puppy's quality?
• Where can I get and how much time do I need to find a good dog?
• What is in fact a responsible breeder?
• How can I find a responsible breeder?
• Carefully take your time!
• What should I ask a breeder?
• Should the breeder have additional certificates for his dogs?
• How can I find out if the puppy is already socialized and what his temper is like?
• What can a breeder ask me?
• The breeder told me that he had reported the litter, but that he hadn’t received any genealogies from the kennel club yet. Should I get such a puppy without papers?
• What are ordinary breeders like?
• Can I buy a good puppy from them also?
• Can I find a good dog on the Internet?
• The father of the puppy I would want to take has NC in front of his name. What does it mean?
• What are puppies that are being sold at the pet stores like?
• Can I get a dog out of an asylum for abandoned dogs?
• How do I know if the puppy is healthy?
• How should a healthy puppy look like?
• Do I need some experience to take an adult dog?
• The breed I want has more varieties. What color of a dog should I choose?
• I don't have that much money and I would like to buy a quality dog. Is this possible?
• Sterilization and castration
• When is a puppy ready to leave his mother and her litter?
• Do I get a male or female?
• How do I assess puppy’s temper?
• Why put a puppy through these tests and trials?
• How to choose the right puppy?
• How should a healthy adult dog look like?
• What are the reasons that some people give their dogs up?
• What should I do if in the future I’m no longer able to keep my dog?
Chapter 2: Where and how to accommodate a puppy?
• What does dog accommodation have to do with dog training?
• When would it be best to bring the puppy home?
• Will the puppy be traumatized when he comes to our home?
• How will a puppy accept my children?
• Where would a good place for a dog to sleep be?
• What should I use as a puppy's bed?
• Do I let the puppy sleep in my bed?
• Alarm clock
• What should I do if the puppy doesn't want to sleep in his place?
• Where should I feed my dog?
• Atavistic phenomenon
• What type of food and water bowls should I buy for my dog?
• I have a backyard and I would like for the dog to stay outside. Does he need a dog house?
• Before the dog comes to you
• How big should a doghouse for a mid-sized dog be?
• What kind of a dog house do you recommend for my dog?
• What should I use as a bed in a doghouse?
• How do I secure a yard so that my dog would be completely safe?
• What kind of fence is safe enough for my dog?
• Should I tie a dog? And if so, when do I do it?
• I've heard that there are some invisible fences for dogs. Is it true?
• And what if a dog looses or drops that special necklace?
• Since my yard isn’t fenced, can a dog be tied to a tree?
• What other dangers threaten my puppy in the house and the yard?
• Some say that it's a torture to keep a dog in the apartment. What do you think about that?
• We have a small apartment and it worries us that the dog will feel damped in it?
• Is it true that some house-grown plants can be poisonous to dogs?
Chapter 3: House education - What is it?
• What do you mean by the dog's house education?
• What house rules should I immediately establish?
• How can I forbid the puppy to enter my bedroom?
• How can I teach a dog not to climb and lie on the couch?
• Can we leave the puppy completely alone in the apartment only because my family goes to work and I am at school? Will he make a chaos in the apartment?
• How can I prevent a puppy from making a mess in the house when I'm away?
• Transport crate as an artificial den
• Does the portable crate serve only as a transportation unit or can it be used for the dog's stay in the apartment?
• What kind of portable crate would fit the puppy the most even when he grows up?
• How long can a dog stay in the apartment or a crate without having to pee or poop?
• How can I prevent a puppy from "going about his business" in the apartment?
• Can I take my dog out when there's intolerable and tropical heat?
Chapter 4: How do dogs really behave?
• What drives a dog to act like a dog?
• Is it true that all the dogs originate from the wolf and that their origin affects their behavior today?
• What's a pack mentality?
• How did the dogs (r)evolution "take place"?
• What's the purpose of life in the pack?
• Does the pack mentality mean anything if I only have one dog?
• Does the pack mentality relate to both my dog and me?
• How can I easily learn the reason my dog behaves exactly the way he does?
• How do dogs communicate?
• Dog language - the speech of their body
• How does a subordinate dog behave?
• How does a dominant dog behave?
• What can happen if I misunderstand my dog's body language?
• Will the dog behave the same to all the members of our family and can he be dangerous to someone in particular?
• Does this territorial mentality relate to my dog?
• Will my dog's and my temper get along well?
• What is the typical dog temper like?
• When choosing, how can I find out what type of nature a puppy will have when he grows up?
• How to assess the nature of an adult dog?
• How do puppies typically behave?
• How will my dog behave like when he is six to seven months old?
• What can I expect from an adult dog?
• How do older dogs behave?
• What does it, in fact, mean to have a dog for a pet?
• How forgetful can dogs get?
• An obligation or a pleasure?
• What type of dogs represents good guard dogs?
• What can a dog be like with my children?
• What can I do to get the dog and my children to get along?
• Can I leave my dog alone with the children?
• What type of dogs is good for the elderly?
• How can my dog behave towards strangers in the house?
• How will my dog, most likely, behave in the company of other dogs?
• Neutral territory
• How can a dog treat pets other than dogs?
• What are show dogs’ characteristics?
• Should I be interested in the differences between working and show dogs in a particular breed when I get my pet?
• How do I know for what exactly the puppy that I want to get is bred?
• Is it true that dogs do many things intuitively or under the influence of their temper?
• How long do dogs live?
• Is there anything that a dog won't put in his mouth?
• Why do some dogs like to swim so much while others are scared of the water?
• What can a dog be used for today be?
• Are there any special actions that only some dogs or breeds can do?
• Why do so many people want to have a pet dog?
• Have dogs always been popular?
• Is the great popularity of the breed a guarantee that such a dog will be good for me?
• What type of dogs do people most often get as pets?
• What are your arguments that a dog is a completely right choice for me?
• Why, perhaps, shouldn't I get a dog?
• Do dogs often get sick and suffer from hereditary diseases?
• Are dogs, and to which extent, clean animals?
• I heard that dogs can be very boring and possessive beings. Is that true and what does it mean?
• Are dogs really sensitive beings?
• Are only a small dog breeds suitable for our small apartments?
• What kind of dog breed would suit me best in terms of my temperament and personality?
• What are the basic dog needs, that is, what's the most necessary in life to them?
• Should a dog be outside the house in the yard all the time?
• Unnecessary isolation
• When my neighbors let their dog in the house, he simply "goes crazy" and they can't calm him down for some time? Why does a dog respond like this?
• To what extent can a dog withstand low temperatures?
Chapter 5: Educating and basic house rules for a dog
• What does "dog education" mean?
• When is it the best time to start to work on my dog’s education?
• How can I teach a puppy to respond to her/his name?
• An unusual shift in behavior
• What should I do if a puppy doesn't listen to me?
• Mutual trust and respect
• What does it mean to be consistent in training?
• Isn't a delicious dessert the best stimulus for a dog to do something right?
• What’s the purpose of the punishment?
• Which command is most often used in training?
• How can I learn the puppy urgently to stop defecating in the apartment?
• Where is it best to accommodate a puppy who constantly wets all over the apartment?
• How do the newspapers prevent the puppy from defecating in the apartment?
• How many times a day do I need to take the dog outdoors to fulfill his needs?
• What to do when a puppy already does "the did"?
Chapter 6: How to start training your dog?
• How much exercise does my dog need each day?
• Are there any exercises that a puppy shouldn't do?
• There are no easy solutions
• How do I know when my dog has had enough exercise when he's almost tireless?
• Can I train my dog only in my yard?
• How much practicing does an older dog need?
• What kind of equipment do I need to get before I start training my dog?
• What kind of necklace and leash are good for a dog?
• Which one is better: leather or metal necklaces?
• Why do some dogs have small tiles on their necklaces and what purpose do they serve?
• Is a metal leash good for my dog?
• What kind of toys would be good for my puppy?
• Why are the toys important?
• Which toys should I avoid?
• What's the connection between toys, games and dog training like?
• Who can train a dog?
• I work from morning until the late afternoon. How can I organize the training when I'm never home?
• Can my children participate with me in dog training, even when I'm away?
• Can someone, instead of me, teach my dog the basic things because I don't have the time or the knowledge to do that?
• Discipline – what was that?
• How much does dog training cost with a professional trainer?
• What are group training courses for dogs like?
• Why is training so important for a dog?
• Okay, but what happens if there’s no training?
• Is the dog alone guilty for his own bad or unpleasant behavior?
• What’s the solution to this problem?
• Are all the rules of training applied equally to all dogs?
• Is it hard to train dogs?
• What kind of techniques should I use in training?
• When is the right time to teach a puppy to walk on a leash?
• What does it mean to be consistent in training?
• How can training inconsistencies reflect in dog behavior?
• Is it better to reward or punish a dog during training?
• What is the essence of positive reinforcement?
• Do dogs in general like training and exercises?
• When is it best to start training a dog and how much does the basic training usually last?
• What are the activities that every dog can learn?
• What if I can't spare enough time to train my pet?
• Where can I find out more about dog training?
Chapter 7: And now - the practical training
• What is the real purpose of training?
• What should dog training look like and what should I teach my dog?
• Is a "choke collar" good for training?
• How and when is it best to begin with obedience training?
• What signs should I use in training?
• Why is the dog always placed to my left?
• What kind of effect do commands have on the dog?
• What’s a positive reinforcement in training?
• Don't ever torture a dog!
• Do I apply force if the dog doesn't listen to my commands?
• How to punish a disobedient dog?
• Maternal punishment
• Is there a precise plan and sequence of training exercises?
• Is it true that some specially trained dogs cost a lot of money?
• How can I quickly teach a puppy to respond to his name and come to me?
• What should I do when a puppy doesn't come to me and ignore my call?
• How should I teach my dog to heel?
• What should I do if a dog that’s on a leash doesn't go with me?
• A trick with the tree
• How should I teach him to go alongside my leg when I turn left or right?
• The leash and the punishment
• Why is the dog sometimes a few steps behind when we do this exercise?
• My dog can't concentrate on the exercise because he constantly looks at something else. What should I do?
• How can I teach him, when we run together, to be alongside my left leg?
• How can I teach a dog to sit down?
• How can I learn a dog to stay in place?
• Where do we usually make mistakes?
• I want to teach my dog to lay down on my command. How does this work?
• Take out or calling a dog?
• I tried it... There's no way my dog will lie down! What should I do?
• Can I teach my dog to lie down for as long as I ask, even when I get away from him?
• "Work in their blood"
• How can I call a dog who’s very far from me to come to me?
• After he comes, how can I teach a dog to sit right in front of me?
• What's the trick with throwing stones, chains or keys to the dog?
• When should you use this key trick?
• When can I start to walk the dog without a leash?
• How is this done?
• Is it wrong and how can I teach my own, otherwise, quiet dog to bark?
• Food as bait and incentive in training
• Never run after a dog!
• How much barking is normal for a dog? And what does excessive barking mean?
• How can I teach my dog not to take food from other people?
• How is this exercise practically conducted?
• How do I get my dog not to pick up food when we're outdoors or in a walk?
• A dog mousetrap and an inductor phone
• What can I do so that my dog doesn't take food from unknown people even when I'm not present there?
• How can I teach a dog to bring me a dropped ball or a stick?
• How can you teach a dog to retrieve objects with a game?
• What should I do if a dog doesn't let go of the object when he comes to me to retrieve it?
• What does the dog training technique for retrieving look like?
• What kind and how much should the items for this exercise weigh?
• Amusement in retrieving
• What does it mean to get a dog to retrieve an object by force?
• How can I learn a dog to skip obstacles?
• How high should the barrier for a dog be?
• Necessary fitness
• What can I do if the dog doesn't want to go over the obstacle?
Chapter 8: What else can a dog do?
• In addition to home education and obedience exercises, what else can I expect from my dog?
• What time is the most suitable for a dog to perform tasks, train, run?...
• Should I learn my dog to swim?
• Where's the best place for my dog to learn to swim?
• Can a dog save a child or a man that's drowning from the water?
• When can l introduce the puppy to water?
• What should I do if a dog doesn't want to enter the water?
• Which games do dogs like the most, and which ones should I avoid?
• Is training the same for all hunting dogs and what can I expect from my hunting dog?
• Is Labrador a hunting dog?
• What specifically do dogs who are trained for special purposes do?
• In what way are dogs used for therapeutic purposes?
• What do dogs trained for field detection actually do?
• Is it true that dogs who find narcotics have drugs introduced in their diet and that that's the reason why they live briefly?
• Which other special purposes are dogs being trained for other than the ones mentioned?
Chapter 9: What problems can your dog cause?
• I have serious problems with the neighborhood because of my dog’s constant barking. How can I get him to stop?
• How can I get the dog to stop jumping on me and other people out of joy?
• What should I do when the dog keeps whining persistently while we are eating?
• My dog can't resist stealing food from the kitchen. How can I get him to stop?
• He worships my armchair. How can I convince him that it's just mine?
• Original solutions of the more experienced ones
• My dog, sometimes, can nibble on me unpleasantly and even bite me softly when we're playing? How can I get him to stop?
• Should I forbid my dog to lick my hand and face?
• Should I allow him to hold his head tilted out of the window as we drive, because if I don't let him, he can "get wild" in the car?
• Can I have problems if my dog doesn't have any kind of identification?
• Is a dog, that's constantly with us in the apartment, in need of any identification?
• Is the identification plate sufficient to protect my dog?
• Can the tattoo number prevent the theft of my dog?
• Is it true that a dog microchip is the best way of identifying and protecting it as people claim?
Chapter 10: How do professionals do it?
• Reportage from a Military training center in Nis
Chapter 11: Behavior and dog communication
• To what extent is dogs' behavior a matter of inherited factor, and how much of it is learned or acquired?
• What are dog's basic instincts?
• Ritual of lifting the leg
• How do dogs communicate with their smelling sense?
• Do the dogs mark the territory with their feces as well?
• Why dogs sniff and have a stand-off with one another when they meet?
• An emotional being
• Why do dogs, after a great deal of urgency, sometimes scratch the ground with their paws?
• How does a dog call on us to play with him?
• Why is my dog sometimes hiding and going to the corner of the room?
• Why does a dog spin in a circle before laying on his patch?
• How does the female know exactly what to do when she brings puppies to the world?
• To what extent can a health condition affect dog's behavior?
• Do dogs, like ourselves, experience severe stress situations?
• How does a dog who wants to impose on others behave and look like?
• How does a dog who doesn't care about the struggle for dominance with other dogs behave?
• What will happen when two males of the same strength, size and self-confidence meet?
• How do I recognize a dog preparing to attack?
• Can a fight between males and females in the dog world occur?
• Do adult dogs attack puppies?
• Do dogs, with their voices, want to tell us something?
• Should a dog go to kennel competitions?
• Why is beauty and appearance, in the cynological world, more favored than the use value of a dog?
• What are the cynological exhibitions aimed at today? I heard that everything can happen at one, like placings, buying off results, titles... What is the real truth?
• Should I go to cynological exhibitions with my dog?
• Should I, at some point, get into professional breeding from a hobby, and I make some money while doing it?
• What's a ring training and how does a cynological judge evaluate a dog?
• How to best present a dog at the exhibition?
• How can I perfect my dog’s stance?
• Is there something else that's important to know about exhibitions?
Chapter 12: Work and breeding exams, competitions and important rules
• What is an IPO program or IPO policy?
• What is the difference between the degrees of IPO exam?
• What other dog exams and competitions exist?
• Basic Exams
• Specialized exams for targeted purposes
• Sports-recreational tests of the tournament type
• What is mondioring?
• What is körung or dog breed survey?
• Preparation of documentation for a körung or dog breed survey
• How do dogs pass their socialization evaluation?
• IPO–1 (FCI Regulations 2012)
• IPO – 1 Phase "A" – Tracking
- General requirements
- Acceptable Tracking Fields
- Laying the tracks
- Placing the article
- Tracking Articles
- Execution and judgment of the tracking work
- Scent Pad
- Track Performance
- Indicating or picking up the articles
- Leaving the track
- Praising the dog
- Reporting out
- The handler
- Track layouts
• IPO-1 Phase "B" Obedience
- General requirements
- Beginning an exercise
- Basic Position
- Categorizing the exercises
- Additional commands
- Off-Leash heeling
- Sit in motion
- Down with recall
- Retrieve on the flat
- Retrieve over a hurdle
- Retrieve over the scaling wall
- Send out with down
- Down under distraction
• IPO-1 Phase "C" Protection
- General Requirements
- Protection helper/Protection clothing
- Reporting in
- Search for the helper
- Bark and hold
- Prevention of an attempted helper escape
- Defence of an attack in the guarding phase
- Attack on the dog out of motion
• What type of hunt are Retrievers used for?
• How does a hunting exam look when it comes to Retrievers?
• What is the difference in training between English and Continental Pointers?
• Which dogs are used for hunting today and is there any official division of hunting dogs?
• What is the hunting exam for pointers like?
• How do Terriers and Hounds take the innate trait exam?
• Appeals of a dog
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Natura Online (3.5.2018)