|Cuidar y adiestrar perros|
| Asociación General
|| Destreza: 2
Año de introducción: 1976
La especialidad de Cuidado y Entrenamiento de Perros es un componente de la Maestría Zoología.
1. Describir los pasos que se deben tomar en las siguientes áreas del cuidado de perros:
There are two ways a dog could be registered. The first of these, for purebred dogs, is with the dog's breed registry. This type of registration is done once, usually by the dog's breeder.
2. Do at least two of the following:
a. Describe what can be done to remove fleas, ticks, and lice from your dog.
The best course of action is to prevent these parasites from infecting your dog by treating them with a preventative medicine. One such medicine is Fipronil, the active ingredient in Frontline. Another is Imidacloprid Permethrin, the active ingredient in K9 Advantix and Vectra 3D. These medicines are applied topically every month and are available with a veterinarian's prescription. Your dog's vet may advise other measures as well.
b. Mencionar algunas de las enfermedades, plagas y gusanos que los perros pueden contraer.
c. Explicar lo que se debe hacer con una mordedura de perro.
3. Describir la forma de cómo enseñar a un cachorro a hacer sus necesidades biológicas en un lugar especialmente para él.
4. Explicar en detalle cómo bañar a un perro y el cuidado de su higiene en general.
5. Asumir la plena responsabilidad de alimentar y dar de beber a un perro por 2 o 3 meses.
6. Train your dog until you can successfully demonstrate the following:*
The commands listed here are very similar to the ones listed in the AKC Novice Test, which has a score of up to 200. The AKC Novice Test also include a "free heel" which is the same as a regular heel, except without a leash. See http://www.uwsp.edu/psych/dog/LA/DrP9Nov.htm for details.
a. Heel: Your dog walks close to your left side and sits when you halt.
This can be done by holding a treat in your left hand and letting your dog smell it. Then start walking and give the command heel. If you allow the dog to nibble at the treat while you walk, he will follow along just where he is supposed to. Stop and command the dog to sit. When he complies, give him the rest of the treat.
b. Figure 8: Your dog stays close to your side without sniffing people, fire hydrants, or other dogs.
The Figure 8 is an exercise during which the trainer walks in a figure 8 around two cones while the dog heels. The dog should ignore distractions during the exercise. During the figure eight, the dog will have to walk around the cone while the trainer walks on the outside of the first circle. Then the direction changes and the dog will walk around the cone while the trainer walks along the outside of the second circle. Once the dog knows how to heel, this exercise can be practiced until the dog (and the trainer) have learned it.