|08-11-2013 06:57 PM|
Like advised, get the leash. Then while your getting a leash find a good trainer and go to training classes with him. Start as soon as you can. Bonding is built over time. It doesn't just always happen. I would no longer let him loose to just run without a fence. He won't last long.
The training classes you should learn the basics and in those basics are whats called a "recall" command. With these dogs, unless you are a trainer, you really need to get him and yourself into training classes. It will improve both his and your life alot. Above all, be patient. They act like nutballs until they get alittle older. So there probably isn't anything mentally wrong, he's just being a pup and wanting to play.
|08-11-2013 06:47 PM|
This ^ got one myself for when my puppy is old enough and I can take her to a rarely visited offleash park here, and carry treats in your pocket and practice a good recall with her so your pup drops whatever he's doing and comes running, I've been practising mine since the day we got her, she will come running a million miles an hour all happy now even if i take her away from her pile of leaves because she never knows if I have food or not, and I make fuss over her.
|08-11-2013 03:24 PM|
|Baileysowner||Get a long leash 15 ft or so and let him run around.. That should work|
|08-11-2013 03:22 PM|
Pup runs away
Hi there. I have a four month old GSD pup, and whatever I do, I cannot keep the stinker with me! If he's off leash in our backyard, which isn't fenced in right now(applying new privacy fencing), he runs. And he normally isn't off leash, it's just that sometimes he gets away from us by being wiggly and stuff. However, when he is off leash, he doesn't even stick around. He'll bolt towards the front of the house, and go into the neighbors yard.
We'll have to play catch me if you can! game to snag him, and yes, I know I'm not suppose to chase him, but our neighbors can call Code Enforcement on us, so we HAVE to catch him as soon as possible. I know this is a failing on my part, I would just like some advice on how to fix it.
The part that I'm most worried about is that he won't even run in circles around me. As soon as he can, he's off and away. Is this normal? Am I not taking good care of him? Should I think of rehoming him, if he doesn't have a strong bond with me?
Thanks for your advice, guys. I appreciate it.