Train the puppy to the command "place!" follows from the very first days of the appearance of the pet in the house, even if you do not plan to engage in professional training. Getting your dog up on time will help you avoid a lot of trouble in the future.
It is necessary
A reward treat, leash collar or harness
First, choose a suitable place for the puppy, equip it with a rug, bedding, children's mattress or a dog basket. Place toys nearby, place bowls for food and water. Here the dog will rest and be at a time when it should not interfere with the owners (for example, during the cleaning process or the arrival of guests).
Teaching the command "place!" best done when the puppy is full or tired. Watch his behavior: as soon as he starts looking for a place to rest, take him in your arms and carry him to the mat. Pronounce the command "place!" and lay the puppy down by stroking. Most likely, the puppy will not immediately understand what is required of him and will try to run away. Use gentle persistence by taking the puppy to sleep in his place each time and saying the command. If he obediently lies down in his place, reward him with a treat. Do this 3-4 times a day.
When the puppy grows up a little and reaches the age of 3-5 months, you no longer need to carry it in your arms in order to accustom it to the place. After the pet has walked and ate, call and take him to the rug, clearly saying the command. When the puppy has settled down, praise him and reward him with something tasty. If he rests, you can take him to the litter with a leash, uttering the command in a more strict tone.
Repeat these steps 4-5 times a day, while making the escort less persistent. The puppy must learn to walk to his mat on his own. Always praise and reward him if he did the command correctly. Use the command when the dog begs during lunch or interferes with cleaning.
When the puppy reaches the age of 6-8 months, it can be taught to the command "place" and in the yard. To do this, the dog is taken out for a walk on a long leash and given the command "to lie down!" After that, some object is laid next to her, which will indicate her place. Then the owner gives the command "place!", Takes a few steps and makes a short pause. The dog should stay where it was left, and wait for the owner's orders. If everything is done correctly, the owner calls the dog, praises, encourages with a treat. After that again gives the command "place!" and points with his hand towards the object laid on the ground. Repeat the exercise several times while walking. The dog should go unaccompanied to the designated place and lie there until the owner allows him to do something else.