As puppies are champions border
• How to become defenders of the borders of puppies
Rare dog gets to serve on border. Shepherd Otriksu succeeded. Photojournalist Vasily Fedosenko began filming the story immediately after birth six puppies at the Shepherd and Isolde "conducted" the dogs before they determine their future.
Six puppies were born Shepherd Isolde in October 2012. Each year, 70-100 candidates appear in the Smorgon Border Guards Dog Training Center on the border service. Of these professionals choose absolutely healthy, not afraid of traffic and people who love to play. These dogs are potentially suitable for service in the border troops.
Initially, the puppies are fed 5-6 times a day, then the amount of food gradually reducing techniques. Adult dogs eat twice a day.
The first few months of the puppies live together. Gradually the dog emerges in nature and there is some aggression to each other, so they are distributed on the different cages.
March 1, 2013. Otriks goes to the site. Puppies are trained for several months. Although, as they say the staff, all very individual - was still "raw" to the year, and it requires constant work with them. Only two or three years the dog reaches the best qualities, with the active and ongoing work of his master.
First, with puppies held a general training course - the command "sit", "lie", "me" and others.
March 1, 2013. Otriks counterparts and learn to overcome the obstacle. On the border of the dog may face a variety of barriers, it is important that this does not stop them. Initially, the puppies need to be motivated: using treats, and favorite toys. In this case, the orange ball.
Gradually, dogs cease to be afraid of heights and fire. Mom Otriksa Isolde in Dog Training Center not only gives birth to puppies, but also participates in various competitions, demonstrations.
Difficult moments in training - execute commands at a distance, or, for example, work on the trail in the heat when you need endurance of the dog. May 29, 2013.
Following the general course takes place dogs specialization - staff selected have matured puppies for drugs, explosives, or work on the trail. Those puppies that do not fit in their qualities to serve in the armed forces, are offered for sale to civilians.
In the photo Auliya - shepherd dog from the same litter on private property with the owner Catherine Smolensk. Part of fellow Otriksa stayed in the center for further breeding, others bought "civil". Sheepdogs are 1, 5-2, 7 million rubles.
Otriks was chosen to work on the trail.
July 18, 2013 along with a host Otriks Vitaly Timofeev patrolling the stretch of the border in the region of border post Yarevo. Vitali knows Otriksa from birth, it is to train it himself, and then went to the service in the Smorgon border group, on the border with Lithuania.