|09-03-2014 02:48 PM|
Another thing, if your dog enjoys using its nose, why don't you look at scent work, either tracking or scent detection?
It's a fun way to use your dogs gifts, and you might find you start to enjoy that quality in your dog
|09-03-2014 02:47 PM|
It's all part of training your dog. (I would not be walking a young dog off leash either, BTW)
I am never angry with my dog. Do I get frustrated? Certainly! But I never feel like I'm about to take it out on my dog. I've had wonderful trainers help me along the way, and I suggest you find yourself one.
The point is, you need to find a way of dealing with your frustration, because if you are angry when you are trying to train, I can almost guarantee you will not have success.
Best of luck with your pup!
|09-03-2014 11:51 AM|
|09-03-2014 10:26 AM|
I just keep moving if my dog wants to sniff and just tell him 'with me' .. I'll let him sniff later when I am ready, but I DO let him sniff. As to too young .. nah. My first GSD was a Christmas present when I had just turned 10. I did all her training myself and she was very biddable but was not human friendly necessarily. She didn't mind being out around people, but they were not allowed to touch. I handled her just fine. In fact, her obedience was solid enough that I was asked to use her to demo the lessons at the local AKC obedience club. I was responsible for her care and feeding.
THIS particular problem isn't a big deal. Try working with my independent, butthead teenager I have currently.
|09-02-2014 11:50 PM|
|Rod84||I for one can't walk my dog more then three steps with out him stoping to sniff. I get frustrated my self but I realise one what his breed is & that this a big part of him & second that he is just a puppy! I will start working on this with him next. BTW I think 17 is way too young to take on a challenge of a gsd by them selfs. A lot of responsibility that goes along with this very strong breed.|
|08-30-2014 04:38 AM|
|08-30-2014 03:05 AM|
I am the only one taking care if her in the family, and I have some, well lots of bad experience in dogs stuff and that's why I am here, to ask for your help
|08-29-2014 11:00 PM|
As I've mentioned previously, there is definitely a translation issue here. Compound that with the OP being seventeen years old and the potential for misunderstanding increases exponentially - especially on enthusiast boards such as this one.
|08-29-2014 08:19 PM|
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|08-29-2014 06:54 PM|
17 years old is old enough to realize that if you tell a bunch of dog-enthusiasts that you are angry enough that you are wanting to hit your dog, they will give you a reaction, whatever your language.
Holy guacamole, my mother was married when she was seventeen. I was in my second year of college. You're a kid, but you you are old enough to be the adult when it comes to your puppy and its natural behaviors.
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