|09-16-2013 11:22 PM|
Home training, facility training... it's not where you train that matters, it's how you proof your training. There are plenty of dogs that do really well at their training facility only to 'loose' all that knowledge the second they step out onto the street. Find a training method that works for you (different collar, halti, no-pull harness, prong, e-collar, you get the idea) and start going out in the world and proofing.
Petco or Petsmart classes are better than nothing. What she needs is variety in her environment and more structured learning. If you can't find anything else, go with what you can.
Also, more exercise. When your dog is boarding she is not getting enough exercise. It happens with dogs in our kennel all the time. They come in nice, but by the end of a week long stay they are so tightly wound that their over-exuberance at the gates and fences can easily be mistaken for aggression. If you can, find a boarding facility that has larger yards or out time in the future. If not, ask your current facility if they have any exercise options. A simple 'hand walking' won't do for most shepherds; if they have a play yard it's probably worth the extra few bucks a day to pay for playtime.
|09-16-2013 11:20 PM|
i think your dog needs training and socializing. put an honest
effort into training and socializing. find a trainer.
|09-16-2013 10:57 PM|
|Nigel||You should look for trainers anyways, I was surprised how many options we have here. I used the same facility for years and had heard about a couple others, but once I started asking around I discovered several more.|
|09-16-2013 10:27 PM|
We are located in Marissa, Illinois. Very southern. There isn't much around us as far as training facilities. I have two children at home that are a big distraction to her. I sometimes have a hard time keeping her attention. I know she needs more training, I was just curious if anyone had a problem with home training their dog or if mine was just overly stubborn
Sent from Petguide.com Free App
|09-16-2013 01:21 AM|
I really wouldn't do a petsmart or petco training class. Get in something with a real trainer. Where are you located? Are there any dog training facilities near you? Those would be much better options because it sounds like your girl really needs a good training class.
Right now, this is your best option. This isn't high energy issue... it's a your dog just isn't trained issue.
|09-16-2013 01:13 AM|
|Nigel||Once she learned the different commands in a sterile environment, you need to start working with distractions and build from there. Classes will help, lots of distraction but in a controlled environment.|
|09-16-2013 01:02 AM|
I haven't taken her to any classes yet. My husband originally got her to be a K9 unit for his job, but a case of panosteitis ruined that at 6 months. She sufferd from that for about four months. She's also only about 40 lbs and is significantly smaller than most german shepards I have seen, (she doesn't stand very tall)
I was just home training her, she knows all german commands. If I'm home alone she does very well with sit, lay down, stay, find and basics. But when others come over, such as my mom, she acts like she has never heard a command in her life.
I'm looking into trainings, I believe my local petsmart/petco offers them. I just havednt enrolled her yet and I wasn't sure if others have had this issue.
Sent from Petguide.com Free App
|09-16-2013 12:03 AM|
|Nigel||Has she been to any training classes? They can help with obedience and provide a safe place for her to be around other dogs and people.|
|09-15-2013 11:59 PM|
|David Taggart||You need to go to classes with her. Many GSD turn nervous and rather agressive between 6 months and two years of age ( they forget their horrors later), a sense that she is a born protector has started to wiggle inside her. Experienced instructor would have a closer look at her and tell you what is wrong, would tell you how to train your dog to meet people and other dogs at home and outside. In majority of cases people are guilty themselves, if their dogs behave in a "wrong" way: people allow every kid from the street to pet their puppy - and they are very much surprised later why their dogs attack children; or - pushing their puppies into stressful situations with adult dogs, and then they wonder why their dog hates other dogs.|
|09-15-2013 11:47 PM|
|Lucy Dog||Has she ever been to any obedience classes?|
|This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.|