My 8 month old pure bred puppy is my wild love bug. Her name is Nala and she could melt anyone's heart! Until she goes wild.. I'm having a difficult time pretty much doing everything with her. Yes, she has gone to obedience classes. She will be getting spayed at the end of September. My biggest problems is her behavior.
She gets SO darn excited to see someone that I have to hold her back to not jump on someone. If shes not interested in me then there is no way she will listen to me or respond to training. She will listen in enclosed spaces with no distractions but that's it. I've been reading some other threads with people suggesting to take him/her to a dog park... One time I took Nala to the park and I spent 2 hours trying to get her out of it. She would NOT come to me. She would get near enough and then run off..
Also, whenever its time to go on the leash she goes nuts. She goes crazy to the point where once again she wont get near me and she acts like she doesn't want to go outside when I know for a fact that she atleast has to potty. Is this normal?
I take her on long walks, I take her on my runs, we go to parks (her still on leash) to socialize, walk around pet smart and have everyone love on her and she LOVES to play fetch. I just cant figure out how to control her I suppose that what I'm trying to say. Im tired of her not listening to me when there is a distraction and going nuts at random times. Does anyone recommend some mental games I can do?
Every time we play fetch she either has to sit, stay, jump, lay, or shake my hand for me to throw the ball. But is there anything else?
I apologize for this being so scattered! I'm just exhausted from not knowing what to do!