|12-04-2013 12:16 PM|
Used a combination of 1/2 a fishing pole, nylon leesh, bungee cord with ends cut off, and a tennis ball. He goes crazy for it!
Peacefully enough, for some odd reason he isn't eating my ankles as much as of the last week. I've been with him 24 hours a day pretty much since he was 7 weeks so my ankles barely exist now :P
|12-03-2013 05:11 PM|
|12-03-2013 05:05 PM|
Thanks!! That looks fun, maybe I can rig something up with his old thin nylon leash and half a fishing pole / a stuffed animal?!
Ill also see if I can find this search function, thanks!
|12-03-2013 04:32 PM|
Here's one of the older threads, If I linked the correct one, it should have a video link in it.
|12-03-2013 04:24 PM|
|Nigel||Hello and welcome to the forum! Have you tried using a flirt pole with Bear yet? Great Toy/tool for burning off some energy and incorporate training as well. There are lots of threads on proper use, just type flirt pole in the search block just under the black tool bar near the top of the page. Scroll through and check them out. When we brought our male pup home last year he was hard on our two females, they gave him a puppy pass for a while, but keep a close eye on their interactions and intervene if he pushes things too far.|
|12-03-2013 12:07 PM|
Yes that is my Bear! He is super cute lol, when socializing him on a human walk about 99% of the people he passes stops to admire his cuteness. A car even pulled over to come say hi. Thanks so much for the info below. Yes EVIL BEAR lol!! but he is pretty dang good over all if the kids dont wind him up to much.
|12-03-2013 12:06 PM|
Thanks for the links!
The internet is so hard.. a lot of conflicting information.
|12-02-2013 11:32 PM|
Welcome from another Oregonian! If that's your puppy in your avatar, he is absolutely adorable!! It really doesn't get much cuter than a long coated GSD puppy. Is your puppy from a local breeder?
Because I live in a one dog household, I won't be of much help and can only offer my encouragement and support. Puppies are tough, and GSD puppies are especially evil.
2) Short walks on pavement would be fine, and longer walks on grass or dirt are okay, too. When my dog was a puppy we played a lot of tug (which he loved, but can be counterproductive if you don't want to encourage tugging) and worked on building his ball drive (he doesn't fetch naturally). I also recommend a lot of behavior shaping and loose training (more game than training, really). Mental workouts can be even more exhausting than physical exercise!
3) Raw knuckle bones are great high value chews/treats, and I also like bully sticks and deer antlers for dogs. And if you don't already have a Kong, get one! You can get fancy and stuff it like so, or just fill it with peanut butter or frozen yogurt and call it good.
Welcome to the board!
|12-02-2013 04:34 PM|
Welcome to the forum and you do have your hands full with 2 new dogs.
Good thing you have crates because the older dog (and you all ) can use it for 'time outs' when it gets nuts. But management of the puppy's day BEFORE the crazy time will work even better. I feel a bit sorry for your Husky because puppy's just really do take more time and attention so your bonding with him just will have to take a bit of a back burner or you'll end up with an adult GSD that's a complete monster .
Don't work too much on 'obedience' with your new puppy. What's most important (and will help with the end of the day crazy ) are things mentioned ---> http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...s-puppies.html
Have you also seen this --> http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...imer-tips.html
|12-02-2013 01:56 PM|
1. YouTube look for Positive Training, a guy named Tab289 is awesome with training tips.
2. Walks are not too bad, just don't go overboard, as long as he is not jumping around with his joints still developing shouldnt be bad. I walk my 14 week old puppy at least 20-30 minutes before bed time plus do some sort of training/playing around to tire him out a little. Remember he is still a puppy and will have loads of energy.
3. Gunner like toys that bounce around so he can chase them around by himself. He also likes those braided ropes, but I have to make it more appealing to him than my hand. When he tries to nip at me I sternly say NO! and put the rope him his mouth and play tug of war (dont let them win) or they will think they are alpha.
4. Take them out on a pack walk, its good for them, and you can assert yourself as pack leader.
I hope this helps you out, then again I am not an expert trainer these are just from my experience with my 2 dogs. Good luck, and most of all, Have Fun!
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