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Pet dog civilized dining training
The puppy's greedy psychology is particularly obvious, so food is often used to lure and reward the puppy for making the actions we want in training. However, when the puppy can get food anytime and anywhere, it will no longer worship its master and think its status is higher than its master. Therefore, the feeding training of the puppy is not only to let it learn civilized dining etiquette but also to train its obedience.
Characteristics of feeding behavior of pet dogs
After watching the classic film "Antarctic Adventure," you will be deeply moved by the eight sleigh dogs in the film, who are lively, smart, loyal, and tenacious. I believe that when seeing them survive in the snowstorm for 15 days without food and water, many people will be shocked and wonder why their vitality is so tenacious? Healthy adult dogs can survive for 3 weeks or more without food. Fasting for a week has almost no serious impact on dogs. But when a dog loses less than 15% of its normal weight, it can rarely resist this hunger. There is also the behavior of storing food in the feeding behavior of dogs. When they go out or move from one place to another, many dogs often bury the leftover bones or other food for future consumption. This behavior can be considered the remnant of the feeding behavior of the female dog to her puppies. Whether this storage behavior will occur in the domestic state has not been verified, and maybe a few dogs will show this behavior.
When this behavior is found, the owner must pay attention to it. Otherwise, the dog may cause certain harm by eating the food that has gone bad and changed due to the long hiding time. For example, one winter, a female dog in a dog breeding base hid an egg while eating. The next day, it swallowed the frozen egg. As a result, it suddenly died of intestinal obstruction. During dissection, it was found that the frozen egg had not been warmed. In addition, a puppy was suffering from canine distemper. The owner fed it with three skinned eggs. It buried all the eggs. After recovering from the disease, it picked out three eggs and ate them. As a result, they fell ill again.
Characteristics of drinking behavior of pet dogs
The water in the dog's body is continuously discharged from the body through breathing, urine, and feces and supplemented by drinking water and food. The dog weighing 18.6 kg needs 1100 ml of water every day, of which 540 ml comes from drinking water and 560 ml from food. Dogs drank an average of 9 times a day, with 60ml each time. However, the amount of water dogs drink varies frequently. It has been reported that a dog drank 1390 ml of water at a time. When dogs are prohibited from drinking water, they can accurately drink the missing water within a few minutes once they are allowed to drink water. After the dog is stopped drinking water, the water in the body will enter the tissue cells, stimulate the humoral regulation center, and make the dog feel thirsty and drink water. In drinking water for dogs, water is often introduced into the esophagus. First, the esophagus feels the water demand, and then the water flows into the stomach. There may be a receptor in the pharynx of dogs to stop drinking water behavior. The connection between this physiological demand and drinking water behavior is temporarily interrupted during feeding. Once feeding is stopped, this connection is restored immediately to ensure the dog's water needs.
The best time for civilized dining training
Good habits should be developed from an early age. Pet dogs should receive civilized dining training as soon as they come home. Of course, the best time for this training is when pet dogs want to eat. The purpose of civilized dining training is to let pet dogs eat food at a fixed place, at a fixed time, and within a certain time, and develop the good habit of not begging. Generally speaking, pet dogs should eat 3 ~ 4 meals a day before they are 8 months old, 3 meals a day after they are 8 months old, and 2 meals a day after they are 1 year old.
Training methods for civilized dining
Pet dogs love to eat by nature. When the owner feeds, poorly trained pet dogs rush to eat without the owner's permission. Sometimes they attack or pretend to attack their owner to stop them. In addition, if there are more than two pet dogs at home, they are likely to compete. Pet dogs should not develop the bad habit of eating whenever they want, so training in civilized eating is very important. It can let pet dogs know how to control, wait and cherish. The role of food in training is very important. We must choose the pet dog's favorite food to attract it and speed up its learning.
The training method of prohibiting begging
The best way to keep a pet dog from begging is not to let it develop the bad habit of begging. So how did the bad habit of begging to develop? Most of the reasons lie in the breeders. Some dog owners keep their dogs away from the table when eating and pity them when they see their pet dog's desire, which makes them have the wrong idea that they will have the opportunity to eat as long as they wait and form the habit of begging. As long as the breeder insists, it is not difficult to correct the pet dog's habit of begging. Just let it know that you will never give it a meal and will prepare food for it after you eat. First, bring the prepared food to the pet dog and let it sit down. If the pet dog still pours on the owner, don't give it to eat until it sits down quietly, and then issue the command of "dinner." After eating, the pet dog should give verbal praise, touch, hug, and other encouragement in time to let it know that it doesn't have to worry about having anything to eat, and it will be rewarded if it doesn't beg from its owner. After several times of such training, the pet dog will understand that he will not be hungry. He should not be close to his owner when eating. Naturally, he will not beg for food.