|12-31-2012 01:27 AM|
|Jag||Please spend the first few weeks just bonding with your pup. Don't even worry about discipline right now. Take your pup out about every 15-20 minutes when it's out of the crate and awake. You want this pup to trust you first. Everything is new right now. Puppy class will probably be about $75. There is a website of trainers, but I don't remember what it is. What is your pup's name, and where are pics?|
|12-28-2012 02:58 PM|
|Manischewitz||you guys are right, I might as well break the bank a bit more and invest in some training. Where's a good place to find excellent cheap group training for my pup? I plan on signing up for classes at my local shelter in San Diego but I'm not sure if that's the best option.|
|12-27-2012 04:58 PM|
The only time you can correct your dog for peeing in the house is if you catch them in the act, if you get mad even 5 seconds after the act has happened the dog will not relate your anger to the peeing. When you catch them in the act, a strong "no" and take them outside. When they relieve themselves outside, praise them for that. Pups need to pee up to 6 times a day so keep that in mind.
As for the crate it need to be big enough for them to turn around in and be able to lay down in.
As for walking them too much..... not likely! keep them well exercised so when they are in the crate they are tired and will sleep.
|12-27-2012 06:01 AM|
you have to watch your pup closely when he's not
crated. take him out often. you don't have to go
for long walks. you can't afford puppy classes. can you
afford a trainer or group classes? do you know how
to train a dog? a dog is a 10 to 15 year expense.
|12-27-2012 03:19 AM|
Thanks for all the advice. Yes I take the pup out for multiple walks a day. I'm not sure how often I should walk him for though since I heard too much exercise may cause him to have hip problems in the future. Since getting the dog, he's only pooped in the house once but he's still having issues with keeping his pee in. What's a good method for me to discipline him when he does.
I'll keep doggy school in mind, but Im currently a college student so I'm worried if I can afford it =(.
And thanks Maggie, I'll definitely check that forum out.
|12-26-2012 11:13 AM|
Welcome to the forum!
Hopefully you've been able to wander around in --> Welcome to the GSD/FAQ's for the first time owner - German Shepherd Dog Forums
Make sure you are mixing tons of fun/play and socialization with all the training
Great site to show how this IS part of training is on --> http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...-training.html
|12-25-2012 10:08 PM|
I agree with doggie dad that a puppy class would be good. Very good that you are using a crate and it should be big enough for the pup to turn around in but not so big he may want to use one corner as a bathroom! The crate I used when Benny was a pup was large enough for when he was full grown, but had a divider that I used to give him less room when he was small.
The pup will need to relieve himself more than two times a day. Do you have a special spot where you can take him for this? Consistency is important.
If you call the pup by his name he will soon know it!
|12-25-2012 06:36 AM|
a puppy class is a good starter. after puppy class i like taking
private lessons. once i gain some control over the dog then
i go to group classes. the price is small compared to what it's
going to cost you if you don't do it.
|12-25-2012 01:50 AM|
|Manischewitz||Yes, I've been taking the dog outside as much as possible. As for training school, how much is it?|
|12-24-2012 08:39 PM|
take your pup out often, day and night. enroll in a puppy class.
train and socialize often throughout the day.
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