Labrador Training


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Labrador Training

  1. 1. Labrador TrainingPamela Blackwood Duncan<br /><br /><br />
  2. 2. Labrador Training<br /><br />
  3. 3. Labrador Training<br />Labradors - one of the most popular breeds<br />Often the breed of choice as working dogs<br />Do they really require special training? <br />Let's take a closer look.<br /><br />
  4. 4. What Makes Labradors Different<br />Labrador training is relatively easy<br />Remember – that cute little puppy <br />Will one day be a big, strong dog <br />If that's not already the case <br />So make an early start. <br /><br />
  5. 5. What Makes Labradors Different (2)<br />Labradors have their own behavioural traits<br />Inherent in their blood line <br />Understanding these inbuilt traits <br />The key to making Labrador Training <br />More simple <br />More successful <br />For both you and your pet<br /><br />
  6. 6. What Makes Labradors Different (2) <br />Remember your Labrador<br />Is still a dog<br />No matter how intelligent <br />If you treat your dog like a person <br />You lose the upper hand in training. <br /><br />
  7. 7. If you neglect toTrain your Labrador <br />You are actually putting him at risk. <br />Strength and size, can be trouble. <br />Biting and chewing can be a problem<br />But both are trainable behaviours. <br /><br />
  8. 8. The Fundamentals of Labrador Training<br />Starting Young<br />The right routine<br />Times to avoid<br />Treats and rewards<br />Commands and hand signals<br /><br />
  9. 9. Starting Young<br /><br />
  10. 10. The Right Routine<br />Establish a proper training routine<br />So your dog understands what is expected<br />Five minutes or so <br />At any one time - to get the hang of it<br />Without getting bored or distracted. <br /><br />
  11. 11. The Right Routine (2) <br />Leave a reasonable time between sessions <br />Four or five sessions a week <br />Enough to start with. <br />Don't go too quickly <br />Find a pace that suits <br />The dog's age and <br />Standard of behaviour<br /><br />
  12. 12. The Right Routine (3)<br />Build dog's training schedule from <br />Your dog's progress <br />Not<br />Your own desires to have a show winner <br /><br />
  13. 13. The Right Routine (4)<br />Find the right place is important<br />A quiet place free from distractions<br />Makes training much easier. <br /><br />
  14. 14. Times to avoid<br />Know the times that are difficult<br />Times that you won't get attention include -<br />Too soon after feeding time<br />Too soon after previous lesson.<br />Too soon fter being in crate<br /><br />
  15. 15. Times to avoid (2)<br />When particularly <br />Energetic <br />Tired<br />When other people around <br />Particularly strangers<br /><br />
  16. 16. Labrador Training<br /><br />
  17. 17. Treats and Rewards<br />Important part of training regime<br />But only while they are treats <br />If given too often<br />Treats will no longer be a treat <br />Treats will completely lose effectiveness<br /><br />
  18. 18. Treats and Rewards (2) <br />A treat must be a little bit different<br />e.g. Never give part of normal diet <br />A little bit of some 'human' food <br />e.g. A small piece of cheese <br />but check it's Pet Friendly first<br /><br />
  19. 19. Treats and Rewards(3)<br />Unlike treats where not given too often <br />ALWAYS reward your dog with praise <br />Whenever does training task well.<br /><br />
  20. 20. Treats and Rewards(4)<br />Only give when task done correctly <br />Give more often when a new task<br />the first few times <br />Once he's got the hang of it<br />only give randomly<br />doesn't directly link the task <br />with getting a treat <br /><br />
  21. 21. Treats and Rewards(5)<br />ALWAYS encouragement and praise<br /><br />
  22. 22. Labrador Training<br /><br />
  23. 23. Verbal Commands and Hand Signals<br />For any given task<br />Always the same instruction<br />One or two words<br />Use a particular hand signal<br />Always at the same time<br />Always in the same way <br /><br />
  24. 24. Verbal commands and Hand Signals (2)<br />Lab associates simultaneous use of <br />The command<br />The hand signal <br />As a clear indication of what to do<br />And associates the instructions with task<br /><br />
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