It’s never too late to train your dog. Whether you’re bringing a senior dog home from a shelter (or rescue center) or trying to work with your own senior dog, there’s no reason to delay training your dog. Although some adult dogs might learn more slowly, training a dog as an adult can be beneficial in some ways — he / she may be less distractible and energetic than he was as a puppy.
Training and using dogs is a serious business, science and also an art. Therefore, to train and use a dog successfully, the following requirements must be met:
1- Must be a dog in good health, without any health defects that adversely affect training work. Before entering training, the trainer and the dog must be in the necessary state of excitement, avoiding psychological inhibition.
2- Dogs of good breed quality (avoid inbreeding or bad genetics on the nervous system).
3- The owner must correctly determine the purpose of training and care for the dog during the training process.
4- The dog must be trained at the right time with the dog’s age (each age of the dog: puppies, adult dogs, and adult dogs have different training requirements and meanings).
5- The trainer must love the dog, be responsible, have the necessary qualifications and skills. The trainer must be knowledgeable about the dog in general and the dog he trains in particular, know how to overcome the adverse effects as well as know how to promote the beneficial effects of the surrounding environment and the weather in dog training. . Trainers and dog owners absolutely must not be rough with dogs during training and use.
6- The coach must master the methods and skills of establishing conditioned reflexes; determine the correct training method appropriate to the training categories, neurological characteristics, personality and age of each dog.
7- Must have sufficient conditions for the yard and necessary training facilities in all weather conditions. Sufficient personnel are available to assist in the training process.
8- Must train the dog step by step: from simple to complex, from near to far…, understand the principle of formation and maintenance of conditioned reflexes.
9- Dog owners and trainers must cooperate fully in transferring trained dog handling skills (Dog owners must master and correctly implement dog handling techniques).
10- Dog owners must strictly follow the instructions for using dogs of the PDS Center after the training period. Avoid forcing your dog to perform behaviors that are contrary to what the dog is taught.