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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-22-2014, 11:36 PM
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Them thar GSD pups sure are full of energy...aren't they?

I'm guilty ( during that time period ) of catering to the pup unfortunately...I caved in and would teach the dog a few manners while it interrupted my evening...after a small bit of compliance I would take the pup outside and reward her with some exercise...Bring her back in and try again...if she persisted I would quarantine her in her kennel for 20-40 minutes....bring her back in and try again....I believe during these times I put a huge emphasis on teaching her a down/stay...smartest thing I probably did at that "tender" moment.

I do believe I walked a fine during the transfer from unruly behavior to a "reward" of sorts as I never wanted it to be perceived by my pooch, if she was acting up like that...that she would get a fine reward like playtime outside...hence the short training session ( extended down/stay training ) in between the two. Maybe a good transition ...maybe I did not want training to look like a punishment....but I will shepherd does a mighty fine down/stay now.

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