DOG CLASSES! It's why we all start up around 5 and 6 months
with the added advantage of socialization and instant feedback from an instructor!
Have you started up clicker training. Aren't supposed to use a leash at all so that 'crutch' is removed to get our head into the training game. Once you start teaching properly and get the skills you need, your dog won't be ignoring you anymore.
Click this --> Intro to Clicker Training (perfect for puppies!)
More hints/tips --> Top Training Expectations for Puppies
In particular the info on engagement training. If you aren't making training fun, you can forget being able to do it well:
Engagement - Key to Training
MACH3 Bretta Lee Wildhaus MXG MJG MXF MFB TQX HIT CGC TC
Glory B Wildhaus AX, AXJ, XF
"Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes." - Jim Carrey
Last edited by MaggieRoseLee; 08-29-2013 at 10:53 AM.