|11-02-2013 02:42 PM|
|Phantom||This is my first puppy, but what I am doing is I teach the commands, then my family members can use them once I'm certain she knows them. I asked them not to use any command until I tell them It's okay, and that has worked so far for me.|
|10-19-2013 10:26 PM|
|My5dogs||Is it the same when training for Schutzhund? Or is it just the person training the puppy?|
|10-19-2013 09:43 PM|
|trcy||I do all the training. Once the dog has been taught a command or action my husband will give the commands or ask the dog to sit, down....whatever they have already learned. So, I train the initial command, but the dogs are expected to execute the command for both of us.|
|10-19-2013 09:38 PM|
|doggiedad||both of you take equal parts in all aspects of the dog's life.|
|10-19-2013 05:12 PM|
|GSDownerof1||We have a 6 month old male GSD that has primarily been trained by my husband, however I have been in attendence to the classes and use all commands at home. We are in the situation now where he is VERY dominant over me, and so dominant we have to get rid of him. Im not sure if its b/c im not the one doing the training or if its just b/c he is male and im female. I do highly suggest though you both train your dog so she knows your both in charge.|
|10-19-2013 04:39 PM|
|Alli.baby||Thanks so much.|
|10-19-2013 01:09 PM|
|Cassidy's Mom||I agree with Bob. If one of you wants to do most of the training, that's fine. But I would encourage both of you to attend classes together, so everyone in the household is on the same page with regards to what's being trained and how. Consistency is very important, so if you're doing most of the training you still want your fiance reinforcing the same rules and using the same commands that you are, so your puppy won't be confused.|
|10-19-2013 12:25 PM|
My personal opinion based on years of dog adoption is that all members of the family who will give commands should take part in the training. Dogs are way smart and will use that as an excuse to not do some task if allowed. Both of you need to commit 110% to the outcome to get a good result. Training a GSD is definitely not for sissies, they will exploit any flaw in your program and turn it right back on you, so be firm, fair and above all consistent both singly and jointly. Both of my girls are scary smart and exploit some flaw I commit every day, when I catch it and close the loop they just look around and find something else. It has become almost a game, but I love my girls an awfull lot and they also know once I catch on the game is up...So if you and the BF are getting a dog he had better join in or be relegated to the level of "Toy" in the pack and never be taken seriously by the dog,...Ever.. Good luck!!
|10-19-2013 12:06 PM|
Is it best to have only one person training the new pup?
Hey everyone I have an important question. My fiance and I are picking up our 7 week old female GSD on Nov.2. He says that he read it's best for just one of us to train our puppy. I need as many opinions as possible. This is our first GSD so we are both new to the breed. Any other advice on bringing and/or training our new puppy is highly appreciated. We are already prepared for crate training. Thanks so much!