ok thx all
i will try the "come" and will be doing it alone, i did get a 20ft lead for working up in future to longer distances...
also, just spent 20min doing 'leave it' and 'out' and he does ok w/ leave it, surprisingly... out? no way.
and i am no longer tugging ball from his mouth. he just lays there content w/ ball in his mouth (maybe i need give him more just free attention??) ok so
we are playing w/ his favorite red ball....
i throw it out for him----
what command do you all use for fetch??
i go between "get it" and "bring it"
and in begin of game, when we went to find his red ball where he'd left it, i said 'get your ball" and he went rt to it and rt before he picked it up i said "take it" to start intro that command.
i will be working on
sit, stay while i get into position for come.
then playing ball will work on
bring it, out, leave it, take it.....
i started playing game w/ him b/c he was at door barking at dog in field next door (man there playing on his tractor). very alert @ door w/ his alert bark. but he also prob knws dog as one he played w/ in past....
****is it okay to teach a gsd "quiet" when they bark???
i was told not to teach gsd's this.
why or why not??