How to raise a Thai ridgeback puppy so that we live easier, so that he does not „get over our heads”?
Teaching in points, Thai Ridgeback in a new home:
- Feeding. It may seem pointless, but it is of great importance, namely WE THROW THE BOWL OUT OF THE HOME (of course, we leave the bowl with water, which our Thai should have 24h access to).
The guiding idea here is to feed little thais ONLY from hand. Let feeding be rewarding, an opportunity to learn tricks, to learn how to do outside, etc., etc.
The best and easiest way is to pour the daily portion of food into several bowls. Then place them out of reach of our puppy. Yes, to be able to reward him for good behavior at every possible opportunity.
Let’s take karma for walks, to the street, playground, to the garden and to friends. Let little Thai Ridgeback also get food from family, friends and acquaintances. If possible also from strangers – it will be a great opportunity to continue socialization.
This is very important because Thai Ridgeback is a primitive race. This means that he has a strong sense of will to survive.
To sum up – eating in a bowl will mean for little thais that he „gains himself” that we do not need him to meet the basic need which is FOOD.
By getting food from other people, we will strengthen our puppy’s sense of security in every situation. Thanks to this, he will be a relaxed and balanced adult dog.
Let such activities last as long as possible. It is important not to give the dog to eat when he wants it, when he is begging, when he is doing something wrong – because we can perpetuate similar behavior in this way.
All of course within the limits of common sense. We don’t have to train every day. If we don’t have time, be in a hurry – let’s eat him „handfuls”;)
- A place in the house. Thai Ridgeback, like every dog, needs its designated place in our home. This place should be a haven, shelter. Let him know that no one will disturb him there.
It must not be in a pedestrian place or in a place where there is still turmoil.
- Fun. Let’s provide the puppy with attractive toys. Bored thai will (especially in our absence) try to diversify your free time.
So it’s a good idea to leave many different types of toys, balls, and teethers in different places around the house (so that our puppy doesn’t swallow them).
Over time, our toddler will have his favorite, which will take him for hours.
- Walks. „A tired dog is a happy dog” – let this claim be remembered for good. Thai Ridgeback is a dog that requires not only movement, but also our company.
And where will we best meet these needs, if not for a walk with us? Of course, walking does not have to be boring. You can go to the dog park so that your child can play with other dogs, dig holes in the sand and go to the balance.
With an older dog (after completing about 12 months) we can go cycling, rollerblading or just jogging. Let each activity last at least 20 minutes, minimum twice a day.
After such a day, I assure you that every Thai will not leave their den until the next morning!
- Socialization. Let’s take our baby everywhere as often as possible. So that our Thai manages to get used to our lifestyle and the places we visit, newly encountered people and animals when we are young.
You have to make sure that every experience has a positive course. During a visit to a new place or other news in the life of our dog – let’s shower him with treats (or the same as karma), stroke and talk to him cheerfully and cheerfully.
Then our thai will feel good everywhere and in every company. It’s nice when we persuade a bearded old man, a lady with an umbrella, a boy on roller skates, or a bunch of screaming children, to let our toddler treat something good.
It will be a real adventure for a young Thai ridgeback, and will have a positive impact on it later.
- Communication. You can’t forget about the very important issue which is dog language. Thai Ridgeback Dog is a very communicative dog, in many cases also vocally.
Let’s remember to observe and try to understand our dog in every possible situation, especially in a new situation. It will make us establish an exceptionally strong bond with our dog.
We will also be able to help him in a stressful moment, which will strengthen his confidence and most importantly – build confidence in us.
- Training. A great idea to start with is a dog kindergarten. This is a training to familiarize our toddler with people and other dogs under the guidance of a trainer / behaviorist.
The trainer, during several meetings, will be able to tell us what we are doing well and what is wrong in raising our dog. We will also be able to ask him questions that bother us as fresh owners.
First of all, little Thai will learn how to behave in a new herd in a different environment than previously known. After the kindergarten, a small Thai ridgeback will be prepared for the next stages of training.
- Hierarchy. Despite the fact that hierarchy and the theory of dominance are recognized by some trainers as a superstition, it is still significant in Thai people. Thaie, they resemble wolves.
They themselves, if we are not Alfa male / female for them, will try to reach for this position in our home. Let’s not let our dog lie in the passage, crossing it.
When he lies in our place in an armchair or bed, and we want to sit / lie down there, one should take this position with great confidence – tell him to get down on the floor, go to his bed, and then he can be praised.
Let’s not let him go first in the door or go up the stairs. We will teach him not to pull on a walk and not wait until he sniffs or marks the area.
When he sees something interesting on a walk, let’s try to focus his attention on himself (preferably with treats / food). May he be our friend and partner with all this.
That it would be so, let us praise well the activities performed by thaia – in words, caresses and food.