Education and training of a Rhodesian ridgeback
Rhodesian Ridgeback Training in many ways similar to the training of other dogs, however, there are some features characteristic of the breed.
In the photo: Rhodesian Ridgeback
Raising a Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy
Raising a Rhodesian ridgeback puppy begins on the first day a baby appears in your home. Remember that your life with the appearance of a dog changes dramatically.
Immediately determine what rules you want to establish for a dog in the house. Never allow a puppy to not let an adult dog. For example, if you are not ready to share a bed with a grown ridgeback, you should not take a puppy there.
Stick to your own rules. The dog does not understand the situation "it’s always impossible, but today it is possible." A puppy that grows up in an atmosphere of conflicting demands and inconsistent attitudes becomes nervous and irritable.
The puppy must have a specially designated place for him. It is better if the dog lies where it has the opportunity to see both the room and you. But at the same time, the place should not be located in a draft or in the aisle.
Never pester a dog when it is in its place. This is her refuge where she can retire.
Rhodesian Ridgeback Training
In all civilized countries, it has long been recognized that the best method of training any dog, including the Rhodesian Ridgeback, is positive reinforcement.Reinforcement is what the dog wants at the moment. For example, it can be a tasty treat, a toy, praise, affection - examine your puppy to understand what exactly makes him happy at every moment. Most Rhodesian Ridgebacks are food workers, that is, they are insanely happy with the delicacy.
When praising a Rhodesian Ridgeback, do not skimp on emotions. With your joy you “charge” the pet, and he will be happy to please you.
Teams are pronounced clearly, confidently and distinctly. If you are not sure that the command will be executed, it is better not to give it at all. Otherwise, the Rhodesian Ridgeback will quickly learn to ignore those teams that he does not like.
All lessons with the puppy are conducted exclusively in a playful way. Games are, in principle, indispensable for a dog, so do not neglect them.
It’s hard for a Rhodesian Ridgeback to concentrate on something for a long time, so add variety to your classes. If the Ridgeback is bored, he will be filled with hostility to classes, and this will significantly complicate the process of training. It is better to do several times a day for several minutes. Classes end at the moment when your pet is still burning with a desire to continue.
Classes are initially held in a quiet, familiar place, where nothing will distract your four friend. Then the places of employment can be diversified.