The main element of the poodle's upbringing is training to carry out basic training commands, which he should know and perform well.
In order to achieve obedience from the dog, it is necessary to establish firmly, once and for all, which of you is a leader, and to let your pet feel that it takes up a place below you. As commands are developed, a gentle tone needs to be replaced by a more imperative, and then an orderly one. If you clearly understand this principle, then further training will go much easier.
Team "Place!" - This is the first team that your baby should know. It is practiced daily and becomes so familiar that it is rarely necessary to repeat it. With this command, the puppy should immediately go to his place.
Team "To me!" is paramount in a dog's life. This team should be trained after you make sure that the puppy is well aware of its nickname and the command "Location!" It is the link between the dog and the owner, it saves the dog from danger, infection, injury. This command means the most pleasant thing for a puppy - communication with your favorite owner, caress, feeding, walking. You need to make all your efforts so that the puppy performs this command quickly and energetically, so that on this command he will approach you immediately. Team "To me!" A puppy should perform unconditionally and it is better not to feed it at all than to serve and not to achieve its fulfillment.
Training this team is most often combined with feeding. Calling a puppy named, gently call: "To me!" and at the same time put him a meal. As soon as the puppy comes to food, gently repeat: "To me!" In the future, at each dacha feed, submit the command "To me!" In the intervals between feedings, again affectionately call the puppy "Go to me!", Offering him pieces of treat.
Nickname, command "Place!" and "To me!" - These are the three tasks that the puppy puppy must study before the age of two months. When the puppy is two months old and he will start to behave more disciplined and will obey the owner, he can be taught to the team "Walk!" and the prohibiting command "Foo!" or "No!"
To the team "Walk!" accustom in the uncrowded place. A puppy of a poodle is pulled off the leash, giving the command "Walk!" When the puppy feels free and runs too far, call him: “To me!”, Stroke, give a treat and again command: “Walk!” After a short walk, podzovite puppy and go next without a leash, and then put on a leash.
Prohibitive command "Foo!" or "No!" serves to prevent various pranks of an animal, when trying to pounce on something outside (bone, garbage, other objects), jump with its paws on the owner or other people. Team "Phew!" served in a harsh and threatening voice, expressing discontent with the host. Sometimes you can slightly spank a puppy with a twig or a folded newspaper.
Starting from the age of 5 months, they switch to the basic methods of dog training. At this age, the poodle is taught to carry out such commands as “Sit!”, “Lie down!”, “Next!”, “Give!”
Training these poodle teams is based on the same principle as the previous ones. Here you need to use the already arisen attachment to the owner and delicacy. At the command "Near!" The dog must be at the trainer's left foot. To do this, take the dog on a short leash (20-30 cm) and place it on the left side so that the dog’s shoulder is against the trainer's left leg. Having started the movement, call the dog forward, forcing him to walk near the left leg. When properly executed, the team give the dog a treat, stroke it and encourage it with the word "good"
To participate in your exhibitions poodle you need to learn two teams "Show!" and "Show your teeth!" Team "Show!" useful for the process of cutting.
Team "Show!" start training at 8 weeks of age. Puppy should be taught to the correct exhibition stand, first on the table, and then on the ground. A poodle should stand with its head up. Help him by hand, raising his chin. The front legs should be straight, the rear legs slightly pulled back. The tail should be directed at an angle upward, hold it from the bottom with your finger. Praising and encouraging the puppy, repeat this position until assimilation. By 6 months, the puppy must independently take the exhibition stand at the command "Show!"
Teach your dog to calmly respond to the actions of an expert, correctly, calmly, at a fixed pace, walk around the ring and execute commands. The owner does not interfere to visit the dog show, to know all the requirements and commands.
To teach the "Show your teeth!" put the puppy near the left leg and say the command. Put your right hand underneath, and your left hand on top of the muzzle, holding your jaws with your thumbs closed, open your lips in front. The nose should be open. Having examined the bite and the number of incisors, move the lips from the sides and inspect the molars. After a short soak, release and encourage the puppy with a treat. Examination of the teeth is carried out daily, gradually bringing this technique to the skill.