|10-18-2013 02:31 AM|
|David Taggart||At this age you build the bond and teach him to be your inferior. He is your foster baby and you should show him that you are there to protect him from anything frightening for him. Teach him to follow you everywhere on your walks off-leash, lead him into unknown areas in the park, like a real parent. Feed him often out of your hand and play with him different toys. By pushing, pulling or tossing him you simply put yourself in a position of his sibling. Your every touch should be pleasant for him, he should long for it - when you stretch your hand he must move towards waiting for your stroke. Put him into positions gently, doesn't matter how long it would take. Teach your dog as many commands as you can before he is 1 year old, any perfection achieved will be through the repetition, as learning the new involes usage of the old commands. Very often puppies snap, because they don't like you using his collar. Use a harness instead.|
|10-18-2013 12:43 AM|
The correction method was suggested by someone who used it on their dog and swore by it. Fritz gets tons of love and bonding time... I may have painted the wrong image ... He is an amazing dog ... My post was aimed at getting a opinion on what to do ... Thank you . I have used the distraction and reward technique and will go back to it leaving the other crap method in the past. I have enlisted the aid of a trainer starting at the end of the month.
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|10-18-2013 12:16 AM|
And a 11 week old puppy is not stubborn - he's just not trained yet. They don't come out knowing how to behave.
If the puppy isn't responding, it's most likely the trainer. Change techniques.
|10-18-2013 12:12 AM|
Agree, you are correcting the puppy why? If the pup doesn't understand what you want from him, there is no reason to correct him. You are the one instigating the 'battle' with your jabbing/claiming space and removing what he's focused on.
Redirect him instead when he starts mouthing and keep his confidence level high, work his little mind as it is in the sponge stage right now. Praise him when he's doing great!
When baby pups are tired, they get mouthy, that's a good time to place them in a crate with a safe chew.
|10-17-2013 11:48 PM|
Stop worrying about the whole "alpha" thing. People get way to carried away with that from all the dog whisperer episodes. Definitely stop jabbing your puppy.
Work on training and bonding for now. Stop with the corrections. Puppies are mouthy so you're going to need to just redirect that. There's tons of info on redirection training. Keep everything positive at this age.
And sign up for a good puppy class with a trainer that knows what they're doing.
|10-17-2013 11:47 PM|
|Packen||Can you post a video of your interactions with the puppy? Will be much easier to understand by seeing it.|
|10-17-2013 11:25 PM|
The Alpha male?
We have an eleven week old male GSD... Very clever and is easily trained knowing the future roll be great . The issue is , he is very determined and challenges by snapping back when being corrected. I gain his attention with a mock bite/jab to the shoulder( not too sure about this technique ). It works but as stubborn as he is he snaps back then a " battle" begins and I then stand firm claiming the space and object he is fixed on. I understand he is only a puppy , but is there something else I can do? He is very food driven so I have begun the " good choice" method. He is rewarded for making the right choice.
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