|10-11-2013 02:05 PM|
|Mary Beth||Well, you are not alone - many people do feel overwhelmed, but there pups turn out well. It takes a lot of time and work. That's great she is back too normal. And good news with the cat. I would be careful with your little dogs - they could easily get hurt especially as your pup gets bigger.|
|10-10-2013 10:32 PM|
Thanks a lot for your quick response and I will try that next time anything like that happens, she seems to have snapped out of it and is her hyper active self again. She follows now and when I lean or stand still she sits in front of me now. She is my first GSD and really want to bring her up a very happy and useful dog.
So far it has been more than I bargained for even though I recognize how easy she is, she almost never bites anymore, her potty training was very hard at first but now if there is an accident it is always because of my lack of attention to her, she almost always listens to my commands on the first try, except when she is outside, and sometimes I can't believe it has only been three weeks and she is only 14. She still is very rough with the yorkie and chihuhua which only makes them mad and throw bites at her. But with the cat she has been so patient.
|10-10-2013 10:23 PM|
|Mary Beth||I suggest you yawn - that is a calming signal to dogs. Don't look at her or say to her "it is okay" because that will reinforce her fear. Just yawn and go in the kitchen. Ignore her if she wants to go behind you or between your legs. I would also pat the place you made the noise (you are taming the monster) - sit down on the spot (you are squishing the monster ) - sorta of consider her reaction like a young child who is afraid of monsters under the bed or in closet. Yawn - get up act normal. Give her time also she could be starting a fear period that pups and young dogs go thru.|
|10-10-2013 08:02 PM|
Puppy constantly trying to get behind me. Is it fear?
Hi I have a 14 week old female GSD. She is very beautiful and intelligent, had her for three weeks and already knows commands for her to get in to her crate, speak, Let go and is learning sit.
The breeder told me to make noises out of the blue so that she learns that all is ok, specially when walking. I tried it and she got so scared, now when we are in the kitchen (the place where I made a bloop sound) she tries to get behind me or between my legs. What should I do?