Training Your Caucasian Ovcharka
Two things a Caucasian Ovcharka cannot get enough of is Training and Socializing!
We believe training and socializing should start as soon as you get your new puppy. DON'T wait until its too late!
All puppies should be trained in the following by 6 months of age.
All basic obedience commands such as
Sit and down stay from 3-5 minutes with many distractions and in any new place
Come when called with distractions
Respectful leash walking and heeling under command
Should be neutral to strangers when in a crowd or on a park walk
Should behave in a mannerly fashion
Your Caucasian should be neutral to all non-threatening animals
Here we will show you some examples of our puppy training up through adulthood in these step by step videos with different Cos:
Here you see the first stages of heeling being taught. In this stage we use much food and reward to make this fun for our puppy.
Tip: Remember a puppy will work better when he is hungry.
Come when Called
Here you see the first stages of come when called. Also in this stage much food is used to show what we want of our dog.
Tip: There are many stages to the come when called so please see our recommended trainers in your state to help you with this.
Directional go outs or go to his spot
This should also be taught even at a beginner level such as go to his bed and stay. You can teach at a higher level such as this dog and it is good for him to know if your dog goes with you many places and you need him to go to a place and cannot lead him to it.
This is an advanced exercise as the CO is NOT a natural retreiver and must be taught patiently. Getting professional training is advised for this advanced exercise.
Teach your dog to be smart
Teach your puppy to be smart in everyday life and make him solve his own problems such as getting stuck on the other side of a fence. The go around command will teach him to go where you point and go around to get out.
We love to have a dog that is trained to protect us but this MUST be taught very carefully with a professional!
Tip: We only recommend trainers on OUR site
Here you see we have started to heel in a pattern as this dog has an understanding of his heel postion from working in our figure eight.
Come when Called
This is the second step to the Recall. As you see, this is a young dog on a longline with distractions.