|10-03-2013 05:49 PM|
|volcano||What I did and do is to go into the woods and play hide and seek. Put him on a long line and when he goes off a bit hide behind a tree. Now we do it off leash and she always looks back every few seconds to make sure im still there.|
|10-03-2013 11:15 AM|
He's a pup, he's interested in everything going on around him that's novel, and sometimes it's just not you.
Ramp up the training, but make it FUN FUN FUN! Obedience games are a great way to not only improve his attention span but build your bond as well.
|10-03-2013 11:14 AM|
Look up engagement training
It'll take some time but you need to show the dog that all good things come from you. Work on focus work where the dog has to look you in the eye and really work at keeping his attention, use voice, posture, food, toys, whatever gets the dog excited and use it to your advantage
Also, make sure all the time you spend with the dog is quality time focused on them.
|10-03-2013 11:09 AM|
i think you have a training issue. everything is more interesting
to a pup than us. don't worry with training he'll change.
|10-03-2013 11:05 AM|
My pup is nearly 5 months old and has been EXTREMELY independent since I got him. It's tough to get him to follow me anytime we're on a walk unless he is starving and I have a pile of food. He doesn't like to engage in play with me for any longer than a minute before he picks something else up and wanders off with it. He's very food-motivated and spends his day thinking of ways to get to the closet where we keep the food.
I feel like we've done tons of bonding time but it baffles me that I'm forced to reel him in on a leash every time because whatever blade of grass in front of him is far more interesting than me.
Is this normal behavior or is this a symptom of something wrong?