|09-27-2013 06:19 PM|
|onyx'girl||Are you with a club? If so, have the TD or members show you how to build drive with toys. 2 ball game is a way to teach a dog to bring(fetch). Have you had her since she was a puppy?|
|09-27-2013 06:04 PM|
|K9 Gib Laut||Interesting. She will tug very well but never have I tried to throw her tug out to have her retrieve it. I would question that whatever is out to fetch, it should shouldn't they?|
|09-27-2013 02:54 PM|
Have you try different things to fetch? If she will run after birds or squirrels, you can try throwing a tug/toy made of real animal furs. I've seen my agility instructor used that successfully to encourage a dog to tug.
My dog is not interested in balls. She will run/retrieve other things, just not balls.
Will the dog tug and return the tug when you throw it out?
|09-27-2013 02:45 PM|
|K9 Gib Laut||
@kats, she is two, I work with her twice a day and have a good bond and have had positive results in that she learns fast. However quick with some new things some she is not, and with fetching the ball, she is just not interested. After getting her wound up she has done it a number of times but for the greater number of times she just sitz there and...nothing. I want her to fetch as a function of exercise and of course obedience.
@castle, I may agree at some time but I am not there yet with this girl. For a few reasons, I have seen her change as I have changed as I learn. She is a better dog for it and is well loved no doubt. She is in defensive drive primarily but since working with her and trying new things I have seen some improvement in her prey drive so I'm not ready to throw in the towel just yet. I suspect that I will learn quite a bit here as well so I will keep you posted...thx for the reply!
|09-26-2013 01:06 PM|
Not all dogs take to the training - some are very stressed by it, even if done properly and with a lot of positive techniques. But you are not alone - most people involved in Schutzhund started with a dog they already have, did as much as they could, learned a lot, then got another dog from a good breeder that was better suited.
It is disapointing, but not the dog's fault. She is probably working her heart out for you, despite not enjoying herself. We always start out with such high hopes and excitement, feels like a kick in the stomach when we realize that our dog just doesn't have "it", but the journey is the main thing.
If I were to do it all over again with my shelter dog, I would - we had fun, I learned a lot, and did come to the realization that she had her limitations that I needed to work within, but my involvement in SchH with her opened up a whole new dog world that I didn't even know existed, so frustration turned to appreciation.
|09-26-2013 12:35 PM|
|DobberDog||Welcome to the forum! Lots of great people and information here!|
|09-26-2013 12:28 PM|
|09-26-2013 03:45 AM|
|FernandeFeltmann||welcome to this community, i am sure u would enjoy the stay here,,|
|09-25-2013 05:56 PM|
Well, first of all...
Next, why are you so frustrated? How old is the dog?
What's going on?
|09-25-2013 03:33 PM|
|K9 Gib Laut||
Hello, I am newly involved with schutzhund training my gsd. I am on the edge of dismal frustration and my sweet girl is hating me and her classes
Not the usual first post