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01-22-2014 08:51 PM
OriginalWacky
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Originally Posted by DJEtzel View Post
Thank you!

LOL no, no shredded socks yet. I'm just completely lazy and uninterested in taking the time to find matches for my socks. As long as they're the same make/model, I don't care what color they are. I think if you look through my pictures/videos you can see a few where they're not matching. First thing everyone notices apparently! I have gotten a lot of comments on it but I don't even notice anymore. I'm wearing solid and stripes currently. XD
I just tell people that I'm bi-sock-sual.

I start training from the moment I get a dog. The first three things I work on are potty training, Leave It and recall. With new dogs it's always upbeat, very positive, really excited fun when they get it right, and simply ignore if they don't, and it's a constant thing. I probably wind up training for a couple hours a day, but it's broken into a whole bunch of 1-2 minute sessions. As a pup matures I can add more things to learn and spend a little longer working on them.
01-22-2014 07:01 PM
DJEtzel
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Originally Posted by SuperG View Post
DJEtzel,

What a great looking pup !!!!

Is there a shredded mate to each of your socks??


SuperG
Thank you!

LOL no, no shredded socks yet. I'm just completely lazy and uninterested in taking the time to find matches for my socks. As long as they're the same make/model, I don't care what color they are. I think if you look through my pictures/videos you can see a few where they're not matching. First thing everyone notices apparently! I have gotten a lot of comments on it but I don't even notice anymore. I'm wearing solid and stripes currently. XD
01-22-2014 06:00 PM
SuperG DJEtzel,

What a great looking pup !!!!

Is there a shredded mate to each of your socks??


SuperG
01-22-2014 03:39 PM
trcy I start the day I get the puppy. Nothing intense. I keep it fun for the puppy. The basic commands are learned very quickly.
01-22-2014 03:22 PM
MaggieRoseLee Right away and I'd recommend ---> http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...s-puppies.html

Have fun!
01-21-2014 10:52 PM
gurlonfire2004 My puppy is 10 weeks old. She can do sit, down, stay, come, roll over, look at me, leave it, shake, and crawl with a food lure. She will only do sit, stay, come, and look at me without a treat.
Now I think that I should teach her touch and spin, though. :-)
01-21-2014 11:43 AM
Scout's Mama Cassidy's Mom, that's such a clever idea. Scout (5 months) has been cooperative with training once she's calm, but we've had a hard time with impulse control through just the basic commands and I was struggling to come up with a new plan. The video is a great idea for dinnertime tonight. Thanks for sharing!
01-21-2014 10:51 AM
Cassidy's Mom Oh yes, "touch"! I teach that from the beginning too. Hand targeting is a great foundation skill because if he'll follow your hand you can later use that to train other things like heeling, or even tricks like spinning in a circle or weaving between your legs while you walk.
01-21-2014 10:49 AM
Cassidy's Mom You should definitely start immediately. Work on teaching him his name, and reward him for eye contact. You can lure (with a treat) simple behaviors like sits and downs. Make sessions very short and fun. A great game for teaching impulse control is It's Yer Choice:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipT5k1gaXhc

Hand feed him some of his meals this way each day and soon you'll have his rapt attention!
01-21-2014 10:47 AM
DJEtzel Yes, any time! Start with very easy things to get them into the routine of training. I like to teach "touch" first, which is just holding your hand out sideways, palm facing dog, about 6 inches from their face, eye level. Dog investigates, and for any interaction with your hand that isn't teeth, gets marked/treated. The ultimate response is *holds hand out* "Touch!" and the dog noses the palm of your hand. This is easy, and invaluable for getting attention back on yourself! I used it about a billion times this weekend when my 12 week old puppy wanted to run to the end of the leash and buck like a bronco in our puppy seminar. I bent over, asked for "touch" with my hand out and without a food lure, he came running back to nose my hand and then was in a calm state of mind to follow commands like sit, down, etc. until he decided to run to the end of the leash again.

Once I teach touch I teach sit, down, bang or spin, then positioning and rear end awareness for heelwork, sending puppy around things, stay, teaching to hold/pick up items, got to your spot... This is my puppy spinning on a pedestal last night, at 12 weeks (13 weeks today) with no food lure. It works their mind AND body, so you have a real sleepy puppy afterwards. (he didn't wake up once to go outside last night after this. The night before we didn't train and he was up 5 times throughout the night!)

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