|09-07-2013 08:31 AM|
Some pups are more head strong, more strong willed then others, it doesn't make them bad. It does make the owner up their game and learn more. Most don't get angry when they aren't given the answers they want to hear. Most will come back and give the needed information and refocus their question.
Using their energy up with training and play is key to surviving this phase. Since this is your 4th GSD, you already know that everything you are doing right now with the pup is training in one form or another. You also know that what works one day may not work the next and you have to change it up.
Good luck with your pup.
|09-07-2013 07:11 AM|
your dog is acting like a pup. remember "when your dog isn't
doing what you want it to do you have to stop and ask
yourself what am i doing wrong". find a trainer.
|09-07-2013 04:19 AM|
|09-06-2013 06:04 PM|
|mightyschwartz||Well that escalated quickly.|
|09-06-2013 04:59 PM|
On a personal note: Our 6 month old is wearing her training collar and leash as we speak. It works wonders and she is very happy. As for the nipping and biting. Our girl was awful (especially with the fly byes). It suddenly ended when she stopped teething two weeks ago. She still mouths but no actual biting.
Best of luck
|09-06-2013 12:29 PM|
The "disturbed" part was bad wording on my part, and I apologize. I totally understand your frustration, I guess is what I meant to say... because I had similar feelings towards my puppy. But puppy behavior is NOT bad temperament, and I guess what I meant to say was that the key to turning the relationship around is understanding that.
You asked if landsharking and jumping in a young pup meant the pup was "bad tempered" and couldn't be helped, so naturally people assumed you had never had a GSD pup before. I know I was overwhelmed by it with my first GSD pup. I guess you've gotten lucky and had mellow pups before this.
Don't ask for advice and then call the people who gave it to you "know it alls" when you don't provide all of the information. We can only go by what you say. I know your post was probably written out of frustration, which made it sound a lot more desperate and on edge than you actually are, I've totally been there. And don't misread people's tones on here... I and nobody else was trying to be stern or even remotely anything like that. I'm not so great at being all "LOL HAPPY!!!" on advice posts, because then I have a hard time staying organized with what I want to say. Me capitalizing something isn't "yelling", it's just for emphasis. Such is the nature of asking for advice in an online forum. I guess just like people misread you as being frustrated and too harsh on your pup, you misread response posts as being harsh and judgmental. Nobody is judging... every single poster who replied has been there, and felt the same frustration. Just relax! Relax with your pup, relax all around.
|09-06-2013 11:25 AM|
Or maybe she is referring to the "college thesis" she received in response to her post. Not pleasant to read and in no way helpful.
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|09-06-2013 11:17 AM|
|Suka||Where's the DISLIKE button? bberenato you are completely wrong in your assessment. Don't ask if you can't understand that people answer based upon the information they are given. It's nothing personal against you.|
|09-06-2013 11:04 AM|
|Baillif||Good luck with your pup.|
|09-06-2013 11:02 AM|
I guess I did not explain myself very well AND like I said in my first post....I did not post everything! First off, this is my 4th GSD....I am NOT new to the breed! I have personally owned and trained all 3 in the past. I know the breed very well...so thanks for the ppl that said I did not do my research! I really dont get why these forums are all littered with "know it alls" You are "disturbed" by my asking if she is bad tempered.....or you wish I would get certain notions out of my head.....you people are a joke! She gets plenty of play time....I know how puppies act thank you! What I was trying to get across is that this puppy is the most difficult I have ever had.....and did someone have tips for such a puppy. My vet even made a comment about how head strong she is! He has taken care of my two past GSDs.
Thank you to the people who posted a few tips....these are things I have tried....I will go back at her and wait for the training class evaluation. I have totally lost my faith in forums.....they are full of a bunch of people who want to come on......bash people through their keyboad and move on to the next sucker who posts!
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