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07-20-2014 09:15 PM
SuperG Could be your dog is A.D.D.......additional discipline demanded......I hate it when they get too big for their britches as previously cited....

I've had 3 GSDs and have no idea what you could possibly be talking about....LOL.

Hang in there....quit "asking" Raven and hoping. Asserting yourself as team leader has worked so far...now you are just being tested to find out if you really are who Raven thinks you are...if he ups the "ante" ...I'd certainly "raise". Raven is getting older and bolder...never to be squashed but simply directed.


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07-20-2014 08:42 PM
Diesel7602 She could be in the brat stage. Mine is 5 months and he started to push buttons. He would listen the first time and was well mannered. Now he acts like he is clueless and can't hear. But remember, always be strong, and don't give them a inch, or they will learn to ignore you. Or see how far they can go before you make them.

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07-14-2014 03:04 PM
Drea
6 month old frustrations!

This thread makes me feel better! My fairly calm & obedient puppy has turned into a giant 6 month old jumping bean. He has to be told everything twice lately. Other than that he's still good once he calms down..for the hubs & me anyway!

He's particularly awful for my SIL who is living with us...heavy mouthing, destroys her things, and recently peed on her bed! He's been house trained basically since 10 weeks, but seems to think it's funny to irritate her She definitely is NOT consistent with him at all & he knows it!

Hopefully the stubbornness is normal for his age then...


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07-13-2014 02:22 PM
kay88 Our gal is going through that as well...we opted for private training sessions to work on obedience. Making training fun (almost like a game) can help with the "doing the opposite of what you asked" if NILF doesn't work ("deprivation" only works when the pup cares lol).
07-10-2014 12:30 AM
Tratkins Our boy got a little "too big for his britches" around 6 months too! We did NILIF and he had to work for everything. We incorporated more structure and routine to his daily schedule (such as barrier training for the door to outside, sit for leash, etc).

Our trainer had us do "focus" sessions during this time as well which helped. More mini training sessions throughout the day. Go back to square one from the puppy days with commands...get dog's focus, command, hand signal, praise, treat/reward. We had to refocus ourselves for about a month and now our dog is 8 months and back to his normal sweet self...ahhhh adolescence!

This too shall pass!
07-09-2014 10:11 PM
selzer That first heat can be a quicky with little blood, and I think sometimes people miss it. Joy was totally bloody yuck, stink, ick! But the rest of my girls generally have a very light heat the first time out.

Even so, it usually starts around 10 months for me. But it can be as early as six months.
07-09-2014 10:08 PM
Tattersail
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Because she could be coming into heat. It may be early yet. But females can get a bit squirrely when they are coming into heat.

Most trainers do not like having bitches in heat there -- too distracting for the boys.
Ahh gotcha! I'll mention that to him before we go and see what he has to say, and I see what you mean, I'll keep an eye on her and see if she shows any signs of being in heat ( I know they can have silent heats as well). Although I have read that this age is an age where they start testing things a little more and start going a little dumb on ya :P
07-09-2014 10:04 PM
selzer Because she could be coming into heat. It may be early yet. But females can get a bit squirrely when they are coming into heat.

Most trainers do not like having bitches in heat there -- too distracting for the boys.
07-09-2014 10:00 PM
Tattersail
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If she isn't fixed, then maybe you won't be starting back to classes just yet...
How come? The trainer we went to said nothing about our dogs being spayed or not o-o Is that going to be an issue?
07-09-2014 09:49 PM
selzer If she isn't fixed, then maybe you won't be starting back to classes just yet...
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