|08-10-2013 02:02 PM|
I also made a point of introducing him to my treadmill, and made him lay down across the room or far enough from me while I do short yoga routines so that he knows when the mat is down, its not play time. Haha
|08-10-2013 01:45 PM|
Lol, I totally agree with you about the paw! I actually broke down and taught this one to my puppy though, because so many people like that trick. Blech, not me, lol.
The biggest problem I had with this guy was that I got him during the winter, so he either came into stores with me or he stayed home. Unfortunately, it took some time for him to get used to being left in the car once the weather warmed up. What a screaming terror he was for a little while, sheesh.
|08-10-2013 12:37 PM|
What do you wish you had, and hadnt taught your dog?
In a basic behavioral/obedience and fun aspect..
What are some things that you wish you would have taught your dog as a puppy? I sat down with my mom shortly after getting Judah and asked her to name some things she hated about our previous shepherds - one being that Khoda would run through the door almost tripping us up instead of waiting for us to go through. Others like our first shepherd (we learned early) that because we will be around elderly family with Judah, we dont want to train him the 'paw' or 'shake' command, because Zandra would slam her paw on anyone who sat down, in efforts to shake and get a treat or a scratch. Which can startle someone, or break skin on elderly people.
Are there any things you wish you would or would not have taught your dog when they were young? Or previous dogs that you've learned from?
I'm curious what other tricks can be a hassle to break once you realize how annoying they can be.