How can I teach my GSD using a command to go to the kennel?
I have a six months old german shepherd and during the day he`s in the garden have his own place and when it's at night he sleeps in the house.
My first problem was that every time someone opened the door he rushed in and I always had to do something to distract him from reaching the door.
Well, he's too smart and realize all over again what I'm going to do and he`s not tempted to move from the door anymore because he knew that if he moves he will not enter in.
I decided to stop running away and face the problem, I stood at the door when it`s open on purpose and every time he was approaching near the door I pushed him gently with my fingers - After an hour and a half of sweat he gave up and just moved away from the door, I went home and left the door open for more than two hours and he stayed out - It was amazing to see it!
At first he barked at me and did poses like he wants to bite me, I wanted to see if he really going to bite me and I decided to move toward him and he bit my pants in a gentle way, Should this behavior worry me?
My second problem, Sometimes I have to tie him to the kennel in the garden because some people are afraid of him - I must say that this rarely happens!
I don`t know how to make him go to the kennel by himself without dragging him. He always opposed and begins to lie on the grass so that we can`t easily take him to the kennel. If someone other than myself tries to pull him away he sometimes tries to bite although he bites very weak.
How can I teach him by using a command to go to the kennel?
I'm sorry it's long, I would appreciate any advice you can give me!