Help with focus!! Please!!!
My husband and I adopted an 11 month old PB female. She is 13 months old now. As far as we could tell she had no training before the the rescue got her. We completed group basic obedience training with the trainer the rescue uses. She knows her basics and will do them when asked.
But she lacks any kind of focus! She barely makes any eye contact and never keeps her attention on us, instead looks all around the room. It doesn't matter if we are in a room alone or in a crowded park.. I've read the posts about building focus and watched the videos, but nothing is working!
She doesn't seem to be motivated by anything either. I've tried tons of different treats, and even hot dogs and cheese at the suggestion of the trainer. She'll be excited about it for a treat or two then checks out. We're surprised she is not more food motivated too, because before the rescue got her she was nearly starved to death after being confined in a bathroom and not fed properly for who knows how long before animal control got and the owners agreed to turn her over...
I am out of ideas and could really use some suggestions. I see all the really trained pups out there, and I want our Molly to be the same way, I know it'll take a ton of work, but its so hard when she won't focus on us..
Thanks is advance!!
Last edited by taylorco; 12-22-2011 at 07:41 PM.