Loss of Drive on the Field
I have a 10 mo. old German Shepherd pup from workinglines. He’s super drivey at home withfood and the ball, but anytime we’re on the training field or even out at a localquiet park, he shuts down - he loses any and all interest in me, food, treats,balls, tugs, etc. Getting him to do eventhe most basic commands like “sit” or “watch me” is like a chore, no matter howpeppy/exciting I am or what yummy treats I use. The environment consumes 100% of his attention(even if it’s the same park/field we’ve been to 100 times before). He’s been well socialized from day 1 by hisbreeder and myself of course. So Ithought it might have just been a phase, but I haven’t seen anyimprovement. I have tons of saved Youtubeclips and DVDs on tugging, engagement training, etc. I even decided to take a break from SchHbecause we’re not getting anywhere with it. I’ve seen other young puppies on the field that are solely focused on their owner, so I can’t even blame it on his age.
So needless to say I am getting slightly discouraged at thispoint. I ended up a crazy, insane dog inthe house that is calm as anything on the training field. He’s ass-backwards – LOL! Anyone else go through this with their dogsor have any suggestions?
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