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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-02-2010, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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my dog wont do anything

alright i have a gsd/rottweiler named wiley(mostly gsd as he is a mix of a pure gsd and a gsd/rott that seemed to have many more gsd traits.) anyway i can not get him to learn a thing. nothing seems to motivate him and he just seems to be a lazy bored dog even when im not trying to teach stuff. ive tried treats and he just sits and stares for awhile then lays down, lets out a big sigh and just sits there. anybody run into this where their dog just wont learn and doesnt seem to be motivated?
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how old is your dog? has he been vet checked and in good health?

have you tried toys? like squeaky toys or a ball? are you animated and excited? have you tried using your dogs favorite toy as a reward?

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extra modivation is always great! be funner than the thing he is interested in

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i just had him at the vet for a checkup a few weeks ago and they said nothing seemed to be wrong helth wise they said some dogs just arent motivated. i didnt buy that. ive tried using treats toys and even people food and all he does is just sit there and stare at whatever i have. once in awhile he will put his paw up for whatever i say cause shake is the only thing he gets.
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How old is he?

What's his background and training?

How hungry is he and what are you using for training treats during the session?




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hmmm.. thats odd? a while back we adopted a husky shepherd mix and she had no clue what toys and play was, she had never been taught or shown anything about them i guess it just happens sometimes, but i think you can get a dog motiveted. what have you noticed he likes alot? like more than anything?

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he is roughly 8 months old. neutered. he has alright manners except for digging in the garbage, which he absolutely loves to do but only when im not around. and sometimes when he plays he will naw on hands but never ever hard enough to hurt someone its more of him rubbing his teeth on you. not really trained but he will follow me off lead no problem, wont even bolt for any kind of person or animal. he knows shake and will come if i say "hey wiley". also goes in his kennel for "go home." only huge issue i noticed with him is he has a slight food agression to people if he ever gets people food that gets dropped or dug out of garbage and if you touch his neck or mouth while hes eating his food. never snapped or bit just growls until you take it from him. very calm he was a friend of mines who moved away. ive had him about a month now.
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oh and he is eating about 5 cups of large breed puppy food a day and i have tried chopped banana, chopped hotdogs, various chopped lunch meats, peanut butter, and various brands of dog treats.
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What kind of large breed puppy food?
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