Team "To me" how quickly you can train
Is it possible to train this team in 2-3 days? Probably, yes, you can train a dog or puppy to resort to a call command in 2-3 days in an environment without irritants, where he is bored and knows that he will get a lot of goodies on the call command.
But, unfortunately, such teams that seem simple and basic to us are most often associated with the natural needs of our pets and basic interests, that is, teach our dog to quit playing with other animals and run on command to call the owner ...
Why suddenly he should be interested in resorting to the owner when he has his friends here and he is now playing a game of wrestling or fighting, or he has found a dead crow and is trying to gnaw it, and here the owner somewhere yells from afar “To me ! ”, And the crow - she’s already here, she’s here. And this is the natural species-typical behavior of our pet.
And if our dog went for a walk in the field with us, raised a hare, and now she drives, she has a hunting instinct, she is interested and good, she receives dopamine (a hormone of incredible pleasure), and suddenly the owner calls the dog on command of a call, why suddenly should our dog throw a hare and run to the owner?
Of course, it is possible to train this team so that the dog runs it in a complicated environment, in an environment with strong irritants, but this will require our inclusion. It will require working out a certain number of games, if we talk about working in line with the operant method of training,in the mainstream of training with the help of positive reinforcement, we say that we do not punish the dog for disobeying, we say that we offer the dog a whole system of different games from simple to more complex. In which we teach a dog, first of all: what is a calling team, what does it mean by itself. In the future, we begin to work out more complex situations and train the dog to choose the owner or stimulus, or in the presence of a reflector to choose the owner. Then we teach the dog how to stop when the dog runs to the stimulus, and return to the owner.
Everything has its own time and, of course, in 2-3 days we will not be able to teach even a brilliant dog to return from a very difficult environment. But it is possible. But it will take time, and effort, and our psychological investment, proper training, etc.