5month old, one issue I want to Curb. (greeting people) - German Shepherd Dog Forums

Increase font size: 0, 10, 25, 50%

GermanShepherds.com is the premier German Shepherd Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-03-2013, 10:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
TrentL's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 255
Default 5month old, one issue I want to Curb. (greeting people)

My 5month old has a REAL hard time calming down for ANYTHING ... he gets real excited and has a hard time listening to the point where often I Have to hold his chin (No pressure just steering his eyes to my face for him to get out of this "Excitement" state)

I've had some real success in him calming down before being let out of his Crate or his outside Kennel he knows now he has to sit and calm no whining and look at me and he gets let out.

But people... holy crap he turns into a MONSTER with people... I generally make him sit, then have the person come to him to say hello. But he's just a twitchy ball of STUPIDNESS just a plan Goof in anticipation to being pet by this new person.

And I'm wondering is this an AGE thing or a I'm screwing up as a Trainer thing. One thing to note its now Winter where I am so there isn't much "MEET AND GREET" for me to socialize him to like there was in summer/fall (We did ALOT of socialization then with strangers)

Also my house is a quite house so we don't get a lot of visitors so that's hard as well.

Just at this point he's 50 pounds ... I don't want to be trying to old back him when he's 100
TrentL is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-03-2013, 10:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
Master Member
 
Packen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 990
Default

It's both age and training. Things only get harder to fix later. Dogs only do what we allow them to do. At this age you cannot expect a perfectly trained dog but at the same time you do not want to let him grow up all out of control either. So reward good behavior and withhold reward for bad behavior plus manage by using tools like a crate, this way he won't be able to get all nutty when people visit all the time.
__________________
Gnash von den Sportwaffen IPO3x2, AD, HOT
Brimwylf Creasy
http://youtu.be/8ZvQpRj-6tA
Packen is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-03-2013, 02:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
TrentL's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 255
Default

Yeah I do that (Well I try not to use his crate negatively)

I have him sit to great strangers, but he has a HARD time doing this. He will "drop and stay" for a long period of time, he can calm himself down, but people is just crazy especially once they make eye contact because he knows if they want to come over and see him or not.

I'll keep making sure to re-inforce as calm a behavior as I can get out of him and hope age helps this.
TrentL is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-14-2013, 01:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 4
Default

I actually found this video:
to be really helpful, I already had the play pen so it was pretty simple but it's made dealing with visitors SOOOO much easier. Harlow had the same problem, and stayed excited all over my visitors for hours after the novelty of her cuteness had worn off.
duckieflipflops is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:04 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com