|Dogs pretending to be dead|
Teaching Your Dog to Lie with Commands
1. Teach your dog the command "lie down" before teaching him to pretend to die.
Before you can learn this game, the dog must be comfortable with the command lay.
2. Choose a comfortable place to train your dog.
It's better to choose a quiet area so your dog will not be easily distracted.
3. Ask your dog to sit down.
If your dog does not already know this command, take a dog snack with your hand, lift it up high, and teach your dog to sit down. As his head looks up at the snack, press his ass until he sits down, and firmly you say 'sit down.
- When the dog sits, give her a snack of wages, by presenting a snack to her mouth so the dog does not jump to get the snack. If your dog jumps, say firmly "no".
- Do this exercise several times a day, for several days until the dog can sit without you pressing his butt. At each session, do not practice more than 10-15 minutes.
- Keep giving the snack a positive boost every time she sits down.
4. Stand right in front of your dog as he sits down.
Hold the snack in front of his nose, but do not allow the dog to eat it. Instead, gently put the snack on the floor while you keep the snack in front of her nose.
- Say the "sleep" command when moving the snack to the floor, so your dog associates the order with lying action.
- Your dog should lie down as you move the snack on the floor.
- If the dog wakes up, you should keep practicing it until the dog can lie down every time you move the snack to the floor.
- Give a snack wage when the dog lies down, ie before the dog gets back up.
Position your hand in front of your dog's nose as if you are holding a snack, but it is not. Use the same hand gestures as if you have a snack in your hand until your dog lies down. Again, give him a snack of wages when the dog lies down and before the awake wakes up.
6. Continue the exercise until your dog understands to lie down when you tell him to.
You need to train this command with your dog for several times a day and for several days. Each practice session should not last more than 10-15 minutes. If you want to challenge your dog with the "sleep" command, gradually reduce visual cues until the dog understands how to respond to your verbal cues.
Teach Your Dog to Stay Quiet
If your dog does not know the command to stay in place, it will be harder to teach him to play a mock. Before teaching this game, make sure that your dog can stay in place with a comfortable position.
2. Choose a comfortable place for your dog.
Areas such as bedding or bedding are a good choice. You can also choose a lawn garden on your homepage.
3. Instruct your dog to take the position you want.
Teaching your dog to be silent in a position other than "sitting" or "standing" will help him be ready to learn the game of pretending to die.
4. Stand right in front of him for 1-2 seconds.
If the dog starts walking towards you before the time is over, repeat from the beginning. When your dog can be quiet for 1-2 seconds, give him a snack. After you give him a snack, the dog may walk near you, having successfully settled on the spot as long as commanded so.
5. Add the duration of time for you to stand still in front of the dog.
Add this time duration bit by bit, until the dog can stay in place for at least 10 seconds. An extra 1-2 seconds at each stage will help your dog stay still longer. Give your dog a snack each time can stay in place for a longer duration.
6. Add verbal and visual gestures.
When your dog is at rest as you wish, say "silent" and give a "stop" sign by raising your hand. You should be patient as it may take your dog several days to understand and associate the gesture with the "silent" command in place. Give him a snack if the dog is successful and consistent following these cues.
7. Add the distance between you and your dog.
Although you can train him to stay in a place without a dog looking at you, dogs should be able to see you as you teach them to play pretending to die later. You can add distance to your dog as far as the dog can still see you, for example with you moving to the right or to the left.
Teaching Your Dog to Play a Dead Man
1. Instruct your dog to "sleep" from an early sitting/standing position.
Your dog usually prefers leaning to the left or right as he lies down, so make a gesture with the direction your dog prefers.
- Instruct your dog to stand still in a sitting or standing position, then give him the "sleep" command.
- When you train it in this game, have the dog lie on the floor on the side of the back of his body, because your dog may prefer to lean according to his favorite side.
2. Guide your dog to lie in a sleeping position.
Do not use verbal cues for this. Use your hands, some snacks, and a flannel. Remember that you need to persuade him to this step, so be patient with your dog when the dog learns to follow your lead to lie down to sleep.
- You can get him to lie down to sleep by pressing his body with your two hands from a lying position. When the dog is lying down, give a snack with a positive attitude (for example, while giving oral compliments, stroking his stomach, and feeding a snack).
- You can also persuade him with a snack to let the dog lie down. To do this, hold a snack in front of his nose. Then, move the snack to the back of her shoulder (her left shoulder if the dog leans to the right, or her right shoulder if the dog leans to the left). When you look at the snack, a dog will gradually lay with a sleeping position. Use a scalpel and give a positive encouragement as the dog lies down so that the dog knows he is doing the right thing.
3. Train your dog to change position from sitting/standing to lying/sleeping.
The more your dog smoothly moves and moves from one position to the other, the closer the dog can master the mock game.
Use your scalpel and give a snack as the dog moves from a sitting/standing position to a reclining position, and again once the dog lies down in a sleeping position.
4. Add an oral gesture to have your dog play a mock.
You will know when your dog is ready to perform an oral gesture, that is, when the dog automatically lies down in a sleeping position when you see a snack or when you persuade him with food.
- You can use any oral gestures that feel right for you, such as 'DOR!'. This is an oral gesture that is often used in mock games.
- Stay consistent with any verbal gestures you use. You certainly do not want to confuse your dog by using different verbal gestures for the same command.
5. Use oral gestures more often than you persuade them with food.
At this stage, once you teach your dog to lie in a mock-up game, your next goal is to teach your dog to play a mere death just by responding to your verbal cues, without you persuading him with a snack. Maybe you need more time to teach your dog to be able to respond without persuading him with a snack, then be patient with your dog.
6. Use visual cues (hand gestures) to have your dog play a mock.
The visual gestures used for this game are hand-shaped hand positions. Your dog will immediately understand the meaning of these visual cues, it will be helpful if combined with the verbal gestures you have chosen for this game.
- There are several ways you can make a pistol mark: your thumb and forefinger on one hand, thumb and forefinger and middle finger on one hand, or thumb and forefinger with both hands joined together. At the last option, your other fingers should also be put together.
- Give your dog visual cues "at the same time" with spoken gestures given.
- Alternatively, you can use visual cues "after" verbal gestures. If you do this way, use visual cues before your dog responds to verbal cues. If your dog responds to verbal cues before visual cues are given, and continues to do so after several rehearsals, you should stop using visual cues at all or use them at the same time with verbal cues.
- Practice using both simultaneous oral and visual gestures, until your dog shows that he understands the game of malingering with these two cues at the same time.
7. Use only visual cues. In the end, you want the dog can play mock-up with only visual cues.
Even after your dog understands his visual cues, the dog takes extra time to be able to respond without verbal cues, commands, or the lure of a snack.
- Gradually, you should use visual cues more often and reduce the use of gestures and verbal commands.
- Give her a snack pay each time the dog shows a response in the game with visual cues only
8. Practice your dog performing this game in different locations.
If your dog has mastered this game in one location, this does not mean the dog can automatically do so in other locations and situations. Train this game in different locations, or around different people, will make your dog even more adept at the game of pretending to die.
Other locations include different rooms in your home, playground, or in front of many people.
9. Be patient with your dog until the dog has mastered the game.
Your dog may need to study a few days or even weeks. No matter how long, give him a generous snack to honor his progress.
- Do not scold your dog by shouting. This will not only make your dog angry with you, but the dog may be discouraged and do not want to learn the game of pretending to die again.
- Make sure that your dog likes this game. If you see that the dog is unfocused, disappointed, or frustrated, give it a lap time or post this exercise until the next day.
- The best way to show your dog that he is not doing this well is to withhold his reward. Remember to help and show your dog how to complete the order correctly if the dog makes a mistake.
Avoid the types of snacks that can poison dogs, like dark chocolate. If you're not sure what snack you should give, just visit the local pet store and ask for advice on snacks that are safe for your dog.
Do not teach this game to your dog if the dog has arthritis or other joint diseases. He will find it difficult and painful to move from one position to another if the joints get sick.