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Hi i have a big stuborn male german shepherd---when in park we play ball he brings it--he knows all commands but as soon as another dog comes along he wont recall-or when he feels like it---he just chases and bites other dog on neck--im getting pretty tired of it---i thought german shepherds were so loyal and wanted to be with the owner -any advise --i live in nyc so there are plenty distractions and noise
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he's young, and the other distractions are most likely alot more fun than you are right now (don't mean to hurt your feelings!)

They don't train themselves) Sounds like he would do well with more exercise and for bonding, how about an obedience classs? Feeding him his meals by hand?? Keeping him on a long line and work on recalls,,YOU have to give him 'something' better than what he's getting from not coming to you, whether it be a favorite toy, or some really yummy treat.

He's not being stubborn, he's being a dog and looking to have fun.

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It's not that he's stubborn.. As I don't think dogs are stubborn, (I don't buy that when people say it..) you've never taught him that come means come.. What you've taught him is that he can come when he feels like and blow you off when he wants.. You've also taught him that the "come" command isn't really that important..

Best thing you can do is go back in your training and teach him.. don't give him the opportunity to do what he chooses.. Put a long line on him so that way you can make him come back to you.. Work the come command w/heavy distractions and always, always reward heavily when he gets back to you..

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There are TONS of dog classes in NYC that you can sign up for to start training and get a handle on it. Just training with 'distractions' only class will set you up to succeed by gradually adding the distractions AND giving you the skills you need to train.

I agree with everyone else. He's not stubborn at all. Smart as can be is the problem. You have taught him that he can ignore you, so he does! If he wants to listen, and nothing better is offering itself, then you can be obeyed. But if it's in his best interest to do something else, and he can do something else, he does what all of our dogs do before they are trained.................... they do what they want!

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nope he understands come when no dogs aroung on city streets filled with noise--he brings ball very well--i can feed him by hand---i walk him 3 miles a day and the ball thing for 20min---he is with me 24 hours basically--he is very strong headed stuborn
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nope he understands come when no dogs aroung on city streets filled with noise--he brings ball very well--i can feed him by hand---i walk him 3 miles a day and the ball thing for 20min---he is with me 24 hours basically--he is very strong headed stuborn
You have to make yourself more exciting than another dog. Wave your arms around like a mad man if you have to! LOL.

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You have to make yourself more exciting than another dog. Wave your arms around like a mad man if you have to! LOL.
You also have to teach him that come means COME "no matter what you are doing, no matter how much fun you are having, get your furry butt over here right in front of me NOW!"

This is the tough part but it can be done with much work and effort on both of your parts!
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You also have to teach him that come means COME "no matter what you are doing, no matter how much fun you are having, get your furry butt over here right in front of me NOW!"

This is the tough part but it can be done with much work and effort on both of your parts!
yeah but how do you do that--do i go and grab and walk away from dog-do i let him go again and say come or go up to him running with dog and say thats enough--
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yeah but how do you do that--do i go and grab and walk away from dog-do i let him go again and say come or go up to him running with dog and say thats enough--
NO GRABBING! You'll never catch him again!

You need to make YOU and being with you, touched by you, leashed to you, coming to you 'worth it'. Not because you are mad and making him. Because he WANTS to be with you. Food works best for me, treats and toys and repetition. Having a leash dragging on him helps with you managing this so he can't avoid you.

You need to stop thinking of him as a human and being

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he is very strong headed stuborn
Instead he's being a normal DOG who has not been properly taught to 'come' in all situations with DISTRACTIONS.

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He dosent care at all about treat food--when i give him once --after that he would rather run after dog---this waht happens we play ball he brings it --then other people come with their dogs and he then runs to them and wont listen--food balls nothing works--what do i do then i go up to himand hold his collar and walk away--i make him sit and then let go but he runs away again
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