Caesar Milan video? Eye contact/disobeying
Two things that I have question on that seemed to be key to him in training the owners. One, which is to keep the excitement level down and don't introduce him to another dog when his excitement level is too high, that I understand.
The other is when the owners were reunited both times after their pit had been away (at his dog training camp). For reintroduction back to the owners and the familiar yard, they were instructed not to make eye contact. Why?
My 9 mo old female GSD, in the last 2 mos seems to make constant eye contact with me. She has learned so much but has a long way to go. The one thing that's bothered me and I know now it's the most important thing, is when she's out in the yard and not an exercise time (just for potty). I will call her and she will stop whatever she's doing, lower her head and just stare at me.
I treat trained her to come in the house this winter. I chose that method as opposed to the long lead because well, it seemed to work and it was easier than being out in 12 degrees at 3am with a long line. Now, I'm concerned that she is simply choosing not to come and the dropping of her head and the stare is pretty much saying to me "no, I'm not gonna come, what are you gonna do about it"? If I product a treat from my pocket, now, half the time, she still doesn't budge.
Am I reading this correctly? Is this a start to something worse like aggression? Why does she drop her head and freeze? Sometimes, she will lift one paw (means unsure?) I know this is something I need to get on right away and make the major focus. Any incite or method you could share would be much appreciated. Thank you!