|09-12-2013 11:38 PM|
you don't have to alter your voice. your pup will
learn if you have a deep voice, squeaky voice, high pitched
voice, no voice, etc.
|09-12-2013 11:28 PM|
you and your GF are having a hard time learning your dog's name? lol,
lol, lol. find a trainer immediately. enroll in a puppy class. how old is
|09-12-2013 11:24 PM|
You only have had her for 6 days...and she's still very much a baby...I really wouldn't worry about what she "can't" do. It's normal for a young dog who is just learning to not respond to commands when there are distractions. That's why it's important to work at first with as few distractions as possible before moving on to more challenging (eg. the with a cat around) environments.
Are you using lots of treats (even just her kibble) when training?
Out of curiosity do you spend more time with your pup than your girlfriend does in a typical day? Do you spend a lot of time playing with your dog? It's still early days...bonds...like training do take some time. Also take heart it took our puppy a few MONTHS to really get concept of "no" (she was oblivious and impervious to corrections for a long time lol).
A higher pitched voice works well to get a dog excited but honestly that's not always desirable (eg. for corrections) but can be handy when encouraging your pup to do new things etc.
|09-12-2013 06:02 PM|
So I shouldnt worry? I have a _really_ REALLY deep voice. I cant do a softer voice and even if I try, I have deeper than most men even if I try to sound as soft as possible.
|09-12-2013 06:01 PM|
I used this video to teach Morgan her name. I still occasionally use this hand signal when she's not paying attention to something we want her to do, and she's 4 months old now. I didn't use a clicker, but I said "yes" when she made eye contact.
|09-12-2013 05:36 PM|
|kiya||How old is your puppy? Most likely only a few months old so she's really only a baby. If you have a deep voice try a softer/exciting goofy/squeaky voice.|
|09-12-2013 04:58 PM|
You're a horrible owner. In 6 days your pup should've been cooking you dinner.
Sorry, I couldn't help myself))))) it's cute that you're questioning yourself, helps being a better owner.
If you only knew how much work it takes to teach a dog to do ANY command 100% of the time no matter where you are. You're doing fine.
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|09-12-2013 04:00 PM|
New puppy owner - alot of questions.
So me and my girlfriend just bought ourself a GSD puppy. It's our first "own dog" both of us. We've grown up with dogs but never trained them ourself etc.
First I want to start off that I knew GSD where alot of work, and I prepared for it. (I quit my job for example).
1. It seems that the puppy likes my girlfriend more than me. She gets so happy when she comes home. She wants to sleep with her, follows her around etc
She does not follow me around, however I am having a easier time to walk her.
2. We are both trying to train her so bad, however it feels like shes not learning quick enough. She can sit (Sometimes I have to say it 2-3 times and sometimes she completly ignores me when example, we are outside and she sees a cat). She is starting to learn the NO command also.
However, we are having a really hard time to learn her name.
Should I be worried? Shes only been here for 6 days so far.. but it feels like the others that bought the same puppies (Her sisters and brothers) are learning their puppies alot faster (The breeder is uploading pics and greetings from the other buyers)... and they can do alot more than our puppy can
Should I be worried that I cannot train her well enough or that she hates me? I know we have only had her for a few days so.
I dont really know what I wanted with this thread suppose Im just worried that im a bad owner.