|08-19-2013 04:17 PM|
Your trainer sucks dude! ROFL! G-d bless you! Train your puppy at home and make sure they hang out with other people and dogs!
p.s. your "trainer" probably owns a cat!
did you get any video? it would be epic.
|08-19-2013 12:40 PM|
|pyratemom||I'm puzzled that a respected trainer would use a prong on a puppy this young. As many have said at this age you want to use positive reinforcement, clicker training, treats, luring into a sit, etc. The stepping on the prong/leash seems excessive. Since I wasn't there to witness any prior signals the pup may have given out it's hard to say why the bite but it is unusual for a trainer that knows what they are doing to react the way you described. At this age all that alpha crap is just that. Train with positive experiences for the pup and you will get much better results. Socialize, train, and play every day. The mind is a sponge at this age and you can train so easily as they just soak up every experience and believe me - they remember. If the pup is stubborn you can also use NILIF and believe me it works. Make the pup earn everything, even if it's just to sit to go out. Nothing in life is free at this stage.|
|08-19-2013 12:19 PM|
The good thing is that you just got a valuable lesson that every GSD owner learns sooner or later. Never allow other people to manhandle your dog and correct your dog. When your dog bit the trainer YOU had to jump in and take the leash and handle your dog, not your trainer.
|08-19-2013 11:26 AM|
|MadLab||The trainer was obviously doing something wrong if the dog bite him or her.|
|08-19-2013 10:26 AM|
Personally one of my issues is the prong collar, which you've already dealt with and I think you will be improvement as you work towards working as a team with your puppy.
Secondly, if this is the only "red flag" you see with the trainer and you wish to continue the classes then simply don't hand over the leash ever again or allow her to correct your dog for you.
I found working with Delgado who was a very high drive and high energy puppy that I needed to alway remember to work with the dog rather then against. Training should be fun and productive for both parties, that why short 10-15 second sessions are so great for puppies because you work on one thing at a time, then another thing at the next session. If your dog isn't understanding a command then back up without frustration and try a different approach and see if you get a better reaction.
Really work on building a bond and trust with your puppy, focus work and fun play are great tools to show the puppy you're the best thing in your life and all good things come from you. When you have their eyes locked on you and ready to listen you're opening up a communication line that will last for the lifetime you spend together and the possibilities are endless
|08-19-2013 09:33 AM|
|crackem||I'd venture a guess that there is either something very wrong with the "trainer" or with the puppy. Either way it won't matter in the end.|
|08-19-2013 08:26 AM|
But you got it off, sounds like a start! Just start working on positive reinforcement like some other posters already suggested, he's still a puppy!
|08-19-2013 07:49 AM|
I had an older pup try to go up the lead on an instructor. He was on a prong but he was also nearly a year old. She gave an unfair correction then went over the top with correction for his response. I left the class. She was used to working with another breed who "takes" that kind of correction.
At 4 months, I would still be training without a prong.
|08-19-2013 02:06 AM|
The prong could be what caused the attack. Please let your puppy be a puppy.
|08-19-2013 02:04 AM|
No she wanted show me correct form , and leash control with proper slack . and pass him back to me but it did no go as plan within a few minutes. All is well though i have the prong collar off . thanks
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