How not to turn a cage or an aviary into prison? We teach the dog correctly!
Do your dog howl, whines, and scratches in a cage or aviary? She does not want to stay there and with reluctance comes inside? It is a sure sign that when meeting with the new premises you, without knowing it, instilled in your pet the installation: “this is a prison, and you are a prisoner there”. How to make the acquaintance correctly and get a satisfied dog, peacefully lying in its place – read on in our material. Make your pet show interest. To begin, understand that your dog likes more, play or eat. If the first, you will need her favorite treat. If the second, the most long-playing and valuable for the domestic beast toy.
The process described below is equally suitable for both cage and aviary training:
Note for schooling.
If you teach a dog to a cage in the house, first teach it to your place. Buy a rug and praise when it falls on it. Reinforce the action of the dog team. That way, when you decide to move the dog’s place in the cage, it will be much easier to do.
The main thing when you first meet a new place for a dog is not to frighten it, not to associate a new space with a negative. Part of the dog lovers pushes the pet inside, as the police tamper the rowdy in the bullpen. Moreover, it is worth the dog to be guilty – and it is immediately roughly shoved into a cage or an aviary.
Do not repeat this error. When a dog is in its place, it’s impossible to scold it. On the contrary, when it runs into its mink, immediately stop any punishment. The weakness of spirit – you ask? No, a banal trick: by this, you give the dog to understand that lying in a cage/aviary means to be completely safe. Their children should not reach her; there should be complete rest. However, you should not resort to this trick intentionally, starting to be angry at the dog literally because of each uneven swing tail.
A note for schooling.
If you most likely do not fit in the cage, the aviary allows you to personally climb inside and lure the dog with a toy or a treat. Play there, work out something interesting, do it regularly, and the dog will understand that entering the aviary means getting positive emotions.
When and for how long is it worth starting to close the cage/aviary?
The first time you can even remove the door, as the dog needs to get used to. Let it come and go when it pleases. To close ahead of time means to frighten the pet and throw all the effort into the wind.
Transfer the feeding exclusively to the aviary/cage – let food intake be associated with this place. Do not close the door for the first week, then start closing it while the dog eats. It is better to start leaving it locked from one minute, increasing the interval as carefully as possible. Jumping from two minutes to twenty, minus is already a stressful situation.
Howling or scratching?
Be cold-blooded and decisive: this behavior is unacceptable. Give a treat and let the dog out only 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 another scenario: “you sit quietly — I let you out or give you a treat”.
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 go 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.
Note: ignore the dog if it whines, howls, barks, or scratches. Otherwise, you will plant a clear stereotype: “rebellion is salvation.”
How much can you leave a dog in an aviary or cage?
A 3-4-month-old puppy should not remain locked for more than an hour. 4-6 months – no longer than 3 hours. An adult dog may well expect you to come home from work all 8 hours.
Note. Do not leave the dog in a cage/aviary for 16 hours, that is, for the night plus the whole working day. In this case, about any love for his place of speech can no longer go. Provide her at least an hour and a half morning walking.
The cage should not scare.
Sometimes the cause of the cell’s fear is not the actions of the host, but some of its features. For example, a pallet may unpleasantly rattle when a dog enters it with its paw. For some dogs, this is no less a cause of discomfort than for you – a creaking sofa, from which springs stick out.