|08-22-2013 08:26 PM|
|Heidigsd||Lola is beautiful Glad you two found each other!|
|08-22-2013 08:24 PM|
|08-22-2013 03:14 AM|
Gorgeous girl!!! And as one who has had shepherds in apartments- it CAN be done by a DEDICATED owner. When Metro had a ton of energy we lived in a small apartment- he came to work with me 5 days a week and had hourly runs in a large grass field outside my office (I was a smoker) and on drills he had free run of the base with my troops. He truly was a great dog! Amazing recall!!!
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|08-22-2013 01:10 AM|
Lola has turned a corner!
We have been working with Lola after getting her a few months ago. She was 4 months old when we got her and had been returned to the breeder by a person who bought her and decided she was too much to handle in their apartment... after having her in a 3k sq ft house with a large yard, I'm not really sure what that person was thinking, but oh well.
She was still pulling on the leash(even with a prong collar) and was generally not focusing on us or following commands consistently. After speaking with carmspack here on the board, I looked up her pedigree info and found that she was from a line of working dogs.
We were getting really frustrated, but I found that doing training after tiring her out somewhat yielded better results. Over the past week or so, we have worked with her on three main commands: sit, down and heel. In those two commands a "stay" is built in. We've also been implementing the NILIF(nothing in life is free) with it. No getting out of the crate without sitting down and waiting for us to say, "ok" to get out, sitting down and waiting for food or water... Now I can throw food on the floor and she won't move to pick it up without looking at me to give her the okay. So proud of Lola today!
Video of Lola waiting for a nice cold ice water after a walk:
Video of Lola walking: