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05-14-2014 09:55 AM
ana lucy hernandez
Patience and love

She's just a puppy! NEVER scream at her or any dog. They do remember!
Play, play and play! Get her tired! You should start training her! You must be patient. Training works both ways on you and your dog!!

Wendy is wonderful now, thank God, but when she hit the one year mark...she decided that she was a super alpha. I took her to Tops in Grayslake, Il. Her trainer, Kelly Winkie, is a dog whisperer!!! It was a battle of wits - who would rule who!!! Of course, Kelly and I won and Wendy accepted it! She is very headstrong and determined! I can walk her perfectly and she listens, but her guarding instinct is strong and she cannot help but keep an eye out for danger!!! I have to tell her that I'm OK, it's Ok!!!
05-14-2014 09:47 AM
Eiros Hi OP.

My advice is SLOW DOWN.

Exercise your puppy. Have fun with her. Right now, work on her name, getting her to come to you, redirecting her when she gets wild. Simple, consistent words, and be calm. Right now she is tiny, and so very young. She will be a puppy for a long time, and she's only going to get bigger, stronger, and more bold. Get a routine going now, and then you wont need to stress out so much. If your puppy is wild, play with her! Wear her out! These dogs need it, you cant expect to get them and then assume they will just tire themselves out without bothering you, and being obnoxious ankle biters. Work her through it with guidance, not just scolding the bad stuff.

Please dont expect her to know everything. Your job is to teach her what's right and wrong, so dont just let her run wild and then yell and her when she doesnt understand. Some other users posted some good resources on how to work with a puppy this young, so I suggest checking those out too!

She will forget your incident, but only if you change your attitude from now on. I know how frustrating it can be!!! So hang in there, and take some control of whats going on. It'll help!!
05-14-2014 08:26 AM
misslesleedavis1 I scrolled thru a page or 2, corrections are only good when the dog understands. A pup at 9 weeks should be mafe to feel like the best thing on the planet, you are shaping a young mind to be confident not skittish and scared.

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05-14-2014 03:06 AM
SummerGSDLover
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Originally Posted by The Stig View Post
Nice. You need to manage your anger.

Jax has been taking the time to type out very constructive advice to help you help your puppy.

BUT! When there is pattern of asking for help, with displays of anger and aggression towards a NINE WEEK OLD puppy, and no changes take place because the cycle isn't broken, thus resulting in a fearful puppy, it is frustrating for concerned members because we care about the puppy!

I think you 1) want a miracle creature where minimal work is involved, or 2) have NO idea what a heavy commitment it is to raise a puppy. To further compound the problem, you have unrealistic expectations. We are trying to help you understand, and you just ignore good help and continue mismanaging a baby dog who is learning to fear you.

Aiyoh!
OP needs a 5 year old GSD who is house trained, calm, and knows all commands in a puppy body. This makes me sad for this puppy (we still don't know her name).

*-*Summer*-*
05-14-2014 01:54 AM
middleofnowhere OK I've only made it to the bottom of the first page. OP - How long does it take you to learn? Stop your crummy behavior if you want your dog to work.
05-13-2014 10:49 PM
The Stig
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Originally Posted by placeshifter View Post
Oh shut the **** up. Tired of your unconstructive sniping.
Nice. You need to manage your anger.

Jax has been taking the time to type out very constructive advice to help you help your puppy.

BUT! When there is pattern of asking for help, with displays of anger and aggression towards a NINE WEEK OLD puppy, and no changes take place because the cycle isn't broken, thus resulting in a fearful puppy, it is frustrating for concerned members because we care about the puppy!

I think you 1) want a miracle creature where minimal work is involved, or 2) have NO idea what a heavy commitment it is to raise a puppy. To further compound the problem, you have unrealistic expectations. We are trying to help you understand, and you just ignore good help and continue mismanaging a baby dog who is learning to fear you.

Aiyoh!
05-13-2014 10:36 PM
Cassidy's Mom
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Originally Posted by placeshifter View Post
Oh shut the **** up. Tired of your unconstructive sniping.
I understand that it's hard to hear that you've made mistakes with this puppy. Nobody wants to hear that kind of thing, no matter how true it is, but you can either get all bent about how people are being mean or picking on you, or you can realize that what everyone has been saying is true, and learn from your mistakes. Everybody makes mistakes, and getting defensive isn't helping you or your puppy.

If people didn't care and weren't trying to help they wouldn't bother posting on your threads. Is everyone being as diplomatic as they could be? No, perhaps not. But you've started several threads in a very short period of time that are all about pretty typical puppy behavior. Sure, it's annoying. Yes, puppies are a LOT of work. But you need to understand that your expectations are completely unrealistic, and that's why your puppy is failing to meet them, not because there's anything wrong with her.

As far as pottying outside, I've found with my puppies that they learned where TO do their business quicker than they learned where NOT to. Just because she'll potty outdoors when you tell her to doesn't mean that she also grasps that she's not allowed to do it in the house too. And until she gets the concept that outside is the ONLY appropriate place to potty you can't expect her to alert you that she needs to go out. At 9 weeks old she's way too young to get all that. It can take weeks or even a month or two (or three!) to get to that point. Patience and understanding on your part will go a long way to building the kind of relationship you want with your puppy.
05-13-2014 10:30 PM
Jax08
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I agree. Thank you. Animals do remember, even for a puppy that age.
Just an example of what dogs remember...

I hit an ecollar on Jax by accident in the bathroom of the vet's office (we were there training, not for an appt thus the collar). I must have knocked the level indicator without realizing it.

Three months later, she refused to go into that bathroom. Took me 10 minutes and many treats to get her in and out while the tech patiently waited for us.

That was ONE incident that lasted a second. They don't forget at all.
05-13-2014 10:28 PM
sparra Well that's just lovely......maybe a few anger issues to work on......
05-13-2014 10:26 PM
Jax08 I've given you very good advice in every thread I've posted. Many people have and you seem to ignore all of it so it's naturally frustrating for people trying to help you. You can take it however you want. Good Luck.
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