Tone of voice and dog handling
The purpose of training is purposeful education, during which you let the dog know what behavior is desirable. But do not believe those who claim to have raised a faithful and controlled dog with beatings and cruel restrictions. I do not argue, since childhood you can “crush” any puppy by raising an animal from it that will be afraid and take a step without a command. Such a dog will never be able to fully open up in the show ring, will not be the winner of sports training, and certainly will not manifest itself properly in the role of protector when meeting with detractors.
… A friend of mine named Alexander worked in the police patrol service. His four-legged workmate was a powerful and angry German Shepherd dog with a very eloquent nickname – Vampire. The dog could scare away only appearance. He regularly worked on the course of protection, causing a state of shock from squeezing his hands with his powerful jaws and easily knocking a person to the ground. From the side it seemed that the dog was completely controllable. At the same time, many colleagues knew the cool temper of Alexander, who used a rubber truncheon and a stern collar as the main argument for influencing the sheepdog. But it so happened that in the late evening a robbery was committed near his own entrance to Alexander. There were three men, and their fists were heavy. They beat their victim with their hands, feet, brass knuckles, and at that time a police dog, trained in a course of defense and attack, stood at a distance and just watched as other men mutilated their cruel owner.
Remember: a dog should in no way be afraid of its owner. Fear breeds insecurity, and insecurity leads to aggression. Your duty is to achieve mutual understanding with your pet, providing a positive attitude, a growing respect for the dog towards you and its constant attention. Your pet’s physical strength increases with age, and if you use only physical correction methods (for example, pull on a leash with a jerk chain), then each time you have to put more effort into it. As you know, any action leads to opposition.
The more complicated the course of training and the older your pet becomes, the greater the role of your voice in the process of education.
Yes Yes! The effectiveness of controlling a dog by means of changes in intonation far exceeds the effectiveness of physical impact. It happened to me to see dog breeders who for a long time could not get their team to perform the command only because all the voice signals were given in the same tone. Some dogs are very sensitive, and an elevated tone of voice acts on them immediately, like a inhibitory signal. Others require more aggressive correction. Others do not pay attention to the mild effect and react only to strong stimuli. However, this is by no means a question of the strength of the blow and the degree of suffocation. The whole effect on the dog lies in the unique ability of the human voice.
The tone of the voice and the controllability of the dog Ps cannot speak, therefore the words of human speech are meaningless for them. For a dog, the word is a complex of sounds, a sound stimulus; and for man the word is a concept. In the process of training, the dog is trained to obey sound commands, used as conditioned stimuli. At the initial stage, it is especially important to pronounce the commands clearly and monotonously – for example, always say “Sit!” And not “Sit down!”, “Sit down!” Or “Sit down!”. If an emotional trainer distorts the command, goats out, persuades the dog or, conversely, scolds him, then it only confuses the animal and confuses.
The team is not simple, but a complex irritant, as the dog is able to distinguish not only the combination of sounds, but also intonation. In other words, the tone of the voice plays an enormous role in the process of correcting the behavior of the animal. The dog perceives low, abrupt sounds as a sign of displeasure and threat. Sounds high and protracted are used for greeting and the expression of goodwill. If you use a certain tone of voice in certain situations, this in itself is nothing but dog training. For example, I can force my Rottweiler Miro to carry out the main elements of the obedience course, without pronouncing the code commands “Sit!”, “Lie down!”, “Stand!”, “Come to me!”, “Near!”, “Cannot be!”, But using only the dog’s nickname in a strictly defined key.
However, it is up to everyone to learn how to “talk” like a dog. The dog always associates discontent and prohibition with a low voice. For men it is in the order of things – to speak in such a tone. With regard to women and children, they, as a rule, need to practice in developing a threatening tone. If you are a lady, then please observe your behavior: at the moment of inflaming passions, you will most likely move on to high pitched, fast pronunciation of phrases from inarticulate words.