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How to train poodle to wait?

“Wait a minute”. When we issue this short and clear instruction, we hope to let the poodle dog control its excitement, and keep the previous posture, and wait in place. Until you send out the next action and permission, it can act. This kind of polite and good poodle will be more popular. The command can also be used in various situations of daily life and emergency.


1. When will this instruction be issued?

Generally speaking, poodles will be trained until they have fully learned the “sit down” and “down” instructions so that they can maintain a certain posture and then stand by. In particular, they have a strong curiosity and lack of stability. They are likely to be distracted by the people and things around them, get up immediately or act impulsively in the next second, and even need you to hold on to the rope tightly in case of unexpected danger. For example, when crossing the road, recklessly crossing the busy road causes public safety concerns. Therefore, as long as the command of “wait” is matched, the effect of the command can be effectively strengthened, and the poodle can be on standby.

2. How to train the poodle to “wait”?

In order to create a well-bred poodle, to create good behavior, and will not let himself in danger of a good dog, we will through the following poodle in the face of the current temptation of food situation, demonstration how to let it really learn the “wait” command teaching!
First of all, let the dog baby “sit down” by your side. At the same time, hold a bowl of big meal in front of your chest and give it the command of “wait a minute”. Then hold the bowl close to the ground about 10 cm to 20 cm. At this point, if the dog still keeps the “sit down” command, remember to touch his head to show encouragement, and share the delicious food in the bowl with him. On the contrary, when he gets up or is restless, he should tell him “no” in a concise and powerful way and give him the command of “sit down”. If it completes the above steps, the owner will still give it approval and zero Food reward.
If you train several times, you can make sure that Always keep sitting posture, that is, the bowl can be gradually placed on the ground. If the poodle is still not moved, or there is no attempt to go forward to eat, you can give a “good” meal instruction. Then you can advance to the next training stage. When it is half-eaten, lift the bowl, repeat the same behavior, or even move the bowl farther away from it. By repeating the same process again and again, it can maintain the standby state. Congratulations, it has fully understood the meaning of “wait a minute”. You just need to rest assured and give it “OK” ”And get your most inspiring encouragement and snacks.

In fact, when the poodle fully understands the meaning of “wait” and can apply coordination to many commands, such as hoping that it can learn to wait at the door when it completes this task, it will still pat its head to praise it and reward it with delicious snacks. However, if it gets up, it must calmly and neatly tell it “no”, and ask it to “sit down” again to cooperate with the same It likes to encourage and snack. Then, slowly move your hand, hold the handle, and shake it, as if to open the door. At this time, remember to leave a small crack in the door, and then slowly open it until the door opens. It still obeys your instructions, and then you can get your praise and praise. Of course, if you fail, it doesn’t matter, as long as you train, again and again, no matter whether the door is open or not If it’s open, you can decide whether to go out for it.

3. The host should be patient

Maybe, in the beginning, poodles can’t understand the meaning of “wait a minute”, which leads to confusion. However, only through patient training, keeping consistent with the master’s training, and taking immediate corrective measures when the poodle behaves improperly, can we help them to get a clear understanding from the confused thinking.
It is better to give timely snack rewards and verbal praise, which can achieve good additional effect! However, when the training is relatively smooth, the main attention of feeding is to control the number of times to give snacks. For example, if you do the right thing three times, you can give a reward only once. This frequency is more reasonable. If you make it taste sweet too often, it may not get it in a certain time Snack and refused to obey the command. Of course, praise does not need to consider the frequency of the problem, each time you do the right thing can be oral praise, give affirmation, provide its enthusiasm.