Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Northern California
Re: Stubborn dog or me?
it takes about a month to develop a bond and gain a dogs trust. most rescue organizations recommend laying off actual commands in the beginning and just focusing on building the relationship (respect, trust, etc) and establishing roles. so i would pretend as if i were starting from scratch with a puppy. give her the command to "sit" and when she doesnt do it, dont be quick to correct her, but rather show her, reward her, then move on. don't press the issue.
it will also help if you begin hand feeding her. any and every thing she eats - have it come from your hands. i did this for 20 days with my last rescued pup.
also a week is a short period of time to expect her to know her name. even if its the name she's had all along, she's mostly responding to your voice at this point, a person she doesnt really know yet. so if there is nothing (evident) in it for her, whats the incentive for listening?
do you know anything about her previous home / life / training / history?
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