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|02-20-2014 06:57 PM|
1/2 price is still worth it for your trainer. I think she is encouraging you to pay her.
Find training classes to take your puppy to. They train you to train your puppy. Only praise or treat or pet or acknowledge when there are four (paws) on the floor. Four on the floor. Your puppy is smart, she will get it.
Overnights in a chaotic atmosphere is not good for your puppy. If the puppy is going to have to spend time in a kennel, then it may make sense, like David said. But for training and socialization, she needs you to train and socialize her.
|02-20-2014 05:57 PM|
|David Taggart||Of course, it is better if your dog was trained to stay in kennels while you are on your 3 weeks holidays. That is the only reason I can find to let her to stay over nights. Do it purposefully by extending number of nights with time. She's alright during the day, it is enough for now. I'd leave her over 2 nights in a month time, one week stay in three months, and two weeks in six months.|
|02-20-2014 04:47 PM|
You can use the clicker training to defeat the jumping urge. When she jumps, you turn your hips a bit so you aren't directly facing her and do not acknowledge her until her feet go back to the ground. ClickTreat when she's back on the ground.
There's probably better tutorials out there for this stuff, but you get the idea.
|02-20-2014 04:27 PM|
Originally Posted by Liesje View Post
Originally Posted by Shade View Post
|02-20-2014 04:20 PM|
How can she learn to stop jumping on you , when she not with you. If the trainer is having to step on her leash after all this time in overnights its obviously not working. Listen to the advice below.
I know when my dog is happy because he will calmly come to me and then go back to the babysitter and lick her. If he runs to me wildly and runs to the car we dont go back there again.
|02-20-2014 04:06 PM|
|Liesje||Shes 4 months old? My pup is 4 months old and is the same way. He is just as happy to see me after I take a 5 minute potty break than he is after a full day's work, lol. They are PUPPIES! They have endless joy and energy. Yes the jumping is annoying but I think a lot of it is age. I'm not really harsh on it at this age. We work on manners and impulse control in general, but I would not be sending a puppy away to a trainers because it's happy to see the owner and jumps up.|
|02-20-2014 04:02 PM|
Personally I want a trainer that will work WITH me, encouraging me and my dog to be the best team we can be. Not someone who is either focued on making money or putting me down.
Find someone else who is experienced in the breed and that you're comfortable with. Whether it be group or private lessons, any time that you spend with your dog is quality time. You can easily mix training in with fun, during car rides, walks, even standing in the kitchen making dinner. GSD's are total sponges, they will take everything you throw at them and beg for more
|02-20-2014 03:41 PM|
Originally Posted by onyx'girl View Post
She told me that Shepherds can tend to mentally "snap" if not properly stimulated.
Having a puppy is about to make me mentally snap so I am glad I found this board and know that I am not alone in the puppy struggle... lol!
|02-20-2014 03:30 PM|
Originally Posted by GSDAlphaMom View Post
I really needed to hear this today.
|02-20-2014 03:29 PM|
Originally Posted by wolfy dog View Post
I love my puppy, I take her everywhere, including the grocery store or to HeadStart to get my daughter. She goes where I go. She does have separation anxiety and when I come back to the car if she has been waiting for a bit she is pretty excited.
I am working on stimulating her more, doing more early morning hikes before work, and when the weather is warmer I do all day hikes (12-20 miles) once a week, by myself, which is why I really wanted a dog. So I know it's tough on her right now as a puppy to feel stimulated enough waiting for me in my car while I am working. And that is my trainers beef.. she doesn't feel I can do enough for my puppy, therefore she is better off there. It's getting a bit annoying.
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