When the puppy grows up, it is time to instill in him the rules of dog "etiquette" - to accustom him to a collar and go out together with the owner. In fact, it is quite difficult for a puppy to come to terms with a foreign body on the neck: he resists, breaks out of his hands and even shows aggression. In order to reduce negative reactions, it is necessary to train the puppy to the collar gradually, better in a playful way.
First of all, the collar must be correctly matched to the volume of the dog's neck. It should not be too tight and painful; a finger should pass freely between the collar and the animal's neck. The collar is adjusted gradually as the dog grows.
- The easiest way is to put on the collar discreetly, at least for a few minutes, involving the puppy in the game. A keen animal will not immediately notice the inconvenience, and this is half the battle. If you repeat such actions daily, then gradually the puppy will perceive the collar more calmly, and it will be possible to increase the time intervals, as well as repeat the exercises several times a day.
- One of the most effective ways is to wear the collar just before feeding. In this case, food will be a distraction, and the dog will quickly come to terms with the inconvenience.
- If the puppy categorically does not want to perceive the innovation - it rips off the collar with its paws, rubs its neck against the ground or shakes its head, then it should be replaced with something more gentle - a light ribbon, for example. You need to tie it tightly, but not tight. Having got used to the string, the puppy will easily get used to the collar.
- It is no secret that affectionate attitude towards the animal calms the pet and tunes it to a humble mood. In the process of training, it is necessary to say approving words to the puppy, stroke and treat with something tasty.
- The next way is to evoke pleasant associations in the animal while wearing the collar. If you put it on for an hour or two before a walk, then the pet will willingly allow itself to be "tied up" and will fall in love with the collar as an indispensable attribute of the walk.
- Discipline training begins with the collar and continues with outdoor education when the dog goes out for a walk with the owner. The owner's task is to teach the puppy to walk properly on a leash, which is quite difficult at first and requires a certain amount of patience. The distance when walking between the owner and the dog should be no more than 1.5 meters. The more actively the puppy's attempt to escape to the side, the more persistently it is necessary to restrain him and shorten the leash more. You need to pull on the leash carefully, not jerkily, so as not to hurt the animal. If you carry out such exercises several times every day, then even the most nimble puppy will humble himself and obediently poke around like an adult dog.
With skillful training of the puppy, excellent results can be achieved. The pet will not only not interfere with putting on the collar, but will even substitute its head under the collar on its own, without being forced, to go for a walk.