Do your dog howl, whines, and scratches in a cage or aviary? She does not want to stay there and with reluctance comes inside? So, when meeting a new room, you unwittingly instilled in your pet a setup, that this is not a new VIP box for the best dog in the world, but a room of fear and panic. How to make acquaintance pleasant and get a satisfied dog, peacefully lying in its place – read on.
Easy way to whet the dog’s interest in the cage.
Part of the dog lovers begins to act according to the principle of “enduring and falling in love” and pushes the dog into the cage, as the police ramble the rowdy in the bullpen. As a result, the animal begins to fear. And it can even lead to aggression towards the owner. Do not repeat this error – interest the dog.
This simple scheme will help you:
What to use in the process – a treat or a toy – depends on the motivation of the dog. Put, you should understand that she likes it more – eat or play.
Associations play a major role. Subsequent advice in the frame often helps not only to accustom the dog to the cage but also to cultivate warm feelings for it.
When and for how long is it worth starting to close the cage / aviary?
The main thing – do not rush. When you associate a cage with positive emotions, the dog will show more interest to it: it will study it, go back and forth 100 times a day. Make an entry free.
Transfer the feeding exclusively to the cage – let it be associated with food intake. Start closing the door from the second week – at first, it will be enough to 60 seconds.
Is it howling or scratching? Do not react! Let the dog out and offer a treat when it calms down. Otherwise, you can turn the pet into an angry buffalo, which again and again rushes to the exit, ramming it, and thus awakening the owner’s desire to open the door immediately. Offer the dog a different scenario: “you sit quietly – I let you out or give you a snack.”
When your furry friend starts to sit still for about 10 minutes, you can leave the room (in the case of the aviary – hide from the sight of the dog) and leave him alone. The probability of barking, whining, and rebellion increases by two times, so initially leave just a half minute. Then increase the time of his absence. Your main assistants are a sequence of actions and confidence in yourself and the result.