I need helping in training my 1yr old Female GSD. I love her to death but i havent been around much or there for her. I want to change this and be the best owner i can be for her. Plus i will be moving out of my Parents house and into an Apartment in about 6-7 Months. The Apartment will be on the first floor and has a little outside porch/grass area. I dont want to have to give her away, its not fair for her just because i wasent able to train her. The issues i have with her and would like to fix are these.
- She isnt house trained, i know its my fault but im sure its never too late. What ive been doing is Using the Crate. She spends the night in it, no problem whatsoever. In the morning i wake up and take her for a walk, im guessing she isnt used to it yet because it took about an Hour for her to finally go outside. When im home and i can watch her, she stays out the crate but when i cant i put her back. I walk her another time around 4-5pm and then at night before bed. Yesterday was the first day doing this and it went well, no accidents but she just takes forever to go
Issue 2: Leash Pulling.
- Shes not a really big GSD, about 75lbs but man does she have strength
Its really annoying when she pulls all the time and i would like to correct this, especially since my GF will be walking her soon when i move, so she has to be obedient. So please
Issue 3: Barking!
- She Barks alot for no reason, whenever shes out in the yard she will just bark and bark. I'm pretty sure its either because shes bored or wants attention. Im hoping now that im taking her for a walk three times a day, training her about an hour a day and going to the Park on the weekends she wont feel so bored or alone.
So if anyone has tips or comments regarding the issues i'm trying to correct i would gladly appreciate it. I have about 6-7 Months to get her to be a House Trained obedient dog, i cant risk losing my Apt and i dont want to give her away. Also i would like to teach basic commands, She knows sit but i would like her to know down/lay, stay, come, speak/quiet. loose leash walking, etc...
Thanks in advance