Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Jackson, Wyoming
question about teaching how to crawl
My GSD is 6 years old and I want to teach him to crawl. I have been trying by putting him on down and then enticing him with a treat, with the idea to reward him if he moves even a paw. However, he doesn't ever move a paw, just stretches his neck as far as he can, and then, since he doesn't get the treat, just looks at it quizzically, or he just gets up to get it.
I'm not sure exactly how to go about this, could anyone give me some tips.
I give him his favorite treats, dehydrated duck fillet pieces, so he is plenty motivated.
The other question is: once he'll have it down, can I use his jumping obstacles as an obstacle to crawl under or would that be too confusing?
Thanks for any advice/tips.
~ Malik, GSD, 10.5 yrs old