This dog breed has another two names that were used in the past, such as Rafeiro Montano and Rafeiro Transmontano. The country origin of this breed is Portugal and its descendants are from the same origin: Cao de Serra da Estrela , Cao de Castro Laboreiro and Rafeiro do Alentejo. This dog is used for cattle displacements just like the other descendants, so the Cao de Gado Transmontano dog training may be focused on developing the necessary skills in helping and protecting the cattle migration. On the other hand, this dog breed is today used as a livestock guardian, so the species of the Cao de Gado Transmontano dog training can be pretty varied.
During the Cao de Gado Transmontano dog training lessons is important to encourage or discourage some behaviors that the dog might show at one point. Along the training courses, the trainers will be developing some certain skills that the dog needs to have for becoming a well-trained dog in the future. Specialists in this field have been trying to find the best solutions in finding the most complex Cao de Gado Transmontano dog training so that you can be satisfied with the relationship you have with your dog. There are really nice and simple training books that can teach every Cao de Gado Transmontano dog owner the easiest techniques for starting a Cao de Gado Transmontano dog training. These books give a lot of details about how to train a Cao de Gado Transmontano dog so you don't have to seek information in other places. You will be 100 % satisfied with the information you can find there and you can start having Cao de Gado Transmontano dog training even if you are a tenderfoot in training the Cao de Gado Transmontano dogs.
You will need the dog collar and the dog leash for being able to teach your Cao de Gado Transmontano dog the four basic training commands.
SIT- teaching your Cao de Gado Transmontano dog to sit will require you to have the two dog collar and the dog leash items at your hand. You need to put those two items around your dog's neck and then you can start teaching it the commands. The sitting command will require for you to pull up the leash while squeezing down the dog until it sits. It is important to give the verbal command while doing this action.
STAY- you need to have your dog sit first. Then you can teach your Cao de Gado Transmontano dog to stay by keeping the leash over its head while you stand in front of it and also ask the stay command. After exercising these commands over and over again the dog will be able to execute them without helping it only by asking it to take the position.
LIE DOWN - we can give you two options of how to train your Cao de Gado Transmontano dog the lie down command. The first option is about you placing your hand above the dog's shoulder blades and push down while giving the command. The second option is to use the dog leash as pull it towards the dog's behind in the diagonal way at the same time with asking the command verbally. It is important to praise the dog every time it obeys and listens to your indications.
STAND - teaching your Cao de Gado Transmontano dog the stand command will ask you to handle the dog collar in such a way to make the dog stand. To be more specific, you need to hold the collar and then to pull it forward and have your dog in the stand position for about 20 seconds. If the dog tries to move, then gently push the collar in the opposite way until it stands again.