I have the similar issues with Bison. Have tried several things with varying degrees of success. I would really encourage you to work on discipline and focus. In hind sight, I think those were my biggest mistakes with Bison.
Here are a couple things you could try...
1. Be conscious of behavior around home. Practice nothing in life is free and do not allow drive leak. Ask for a sit or down before eating, potty, walks... If she whines, doesn't settle... no reward. Wait for her to calm. If she doesn't walk away.
2. Work on focus. Eye contact=reward then continue to add more and more time. One recent rainy club day, we did our OB training in the garage where all those who were not working dogs were hanging out. All we worked on was focus/treat, focus/treat...
3. Use a ball on a rope and move it quickly kicking in drive. Hold the ball still ask for a sit as soon as she does and is settled, reward. The point being the controlled drive. Learning, "I can be in drive without being a maniac."
4. Consider going to an indoor obedience class. This made the biggest difference for us. Being exposed to a TON of distractions in a tight space week after week has really helped him tune out distratctions.
5. As you progress, get in as many venues as you can where you can work on focus. Just make sure you know you can be successful before you go there. Don't set yourself up for failure. In addition to the indoor OB class, we have done a Rally event, agility class, parades, pet stores, art fairs... at each location work on focus ask for basic commands. Reward only controlled behaviors.
6. Finally, and most importantly, the one of the things I am currently working on. Be conscious of the energy you are sending out. Are you fidgeting with your leash? Speaking fast? Too exciting with your voice or movements? Getting frustrated? My recent instructions at our club is to work on "zen handler".
Bison (Indo vom Triton) CGC
Grizzly vom Buchonia
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