Training to Develop Synchronicity

Umbilical Training is an excellent exercise to create and improve cooperation and synchronicity with your Husky. Nothing is more satisfying than a trained and well-coordinated Husky that is responsive to signals. Unfortunately, many owners fail to attain this. In actual fact, I often witness owners confronted with many obedience challenges, getting their hair out of their head and trying to figure out what the reason is for their Husky isn't able to comply. These issues are easily avoided by having a clear leader position, based on trust and respect is established right from the beginning.
Sure, we'd want to dive right into the fun with our four-legged companions However, investing the time to create relationships that are built on trust and mutual understanding can be the very first thing toward success. Your Husky won't be a loyal, well-trained companion in a matter of hours, but the process will be easier when you establish a solid working relationship first.

Make sure you read our article on establishing your position as the Alpha dog and the best way you can improve your leadership before you begin your Umbilical training.



How to prepare your Husky in Umbilical Training

If you're retraining your dog, teaching a new puppy, or creating an alliance, remember that building a leadership position can be the very first thing you do. Once you've made yourself a competent leader, you are able to begin demanding more difficult behaviours and also introduce new training exercises.
Huskies have a close relationship to the wolf by nature. They are pack animals. If you are watching wild animals in packs and their leaders, you will notice that the leader has certain traits. You can do a great job paying attention to this and trying to emulate these characteristics. You should be the type of leader that pack animals is able to respect and follow. Animals like wolves are grouped together for survival reasons. They are a group of animals that need to survive. Alpha dog is clearly reliable and consistent. The pack animals don't choose their leaders because of emotion. they select their leaders based on their abilities to ensure the survival of the pack.

Why you should use Umbilical Training

  • Dogs learn to be aware to your movements. He knows that you're on direction of the dog and follows you wherever you go.
  • In your role as the head, you're the one who determines what to do, when, and the best way to do it.
  • This strengthens your bond and collaboration is a result.
  • Training can begin in small increments and increase in length as it gets more extensive.
  • There is no fancy equipment needed, just a basic long leashthat is about 6 feet.
  • It creates harmony between your dog and you If done correctly.



To Start the Umbilical Training

Leash it to your waist. At first, it's recommended to use the release quickly in the event that you fall into trouble. Umbilical training is risky in the event that you don't know how to do it particularly if your leash is worn around your waist and you are working with a large dog. After you've put the leash tied like a belt, can attach it to the collar of your dog and start training. 

Begin your training in smaller increments and continue to do it every day for a few weeks.Begin in a calm and familiar space that is free of distractions. While your dog is strapped to your waist, you can go about your day-to-day activities in the house like you would normally. In more difficult environments, they can be explored at higher levels.

Keep in mind that you are the main player in this scenario and the aim is to have your dog follow your lead for clues and direction. Don't run around your dog. It is preferential to gentlely guide your dog. Your dog should move whenever you move. Avoid making noises or using signals. At first it may require some adjustment. Keep your ultimate objective in the back of your mind.
A bit of tripping or confusion in the beginning is normal. Don't make any mistakes and carry on with your business.

When you begin to notice how your pet is paying attention and is looking for clues to reward him, mark the behaviour by saying the simple "good boy" or YES as well as a delicious snack.

Continue to train and practice often. You'll get to a stage where he is naturally moving along with you with no resistance.

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