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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-31-2013, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
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just a few concerns

i just adopted my first puppy Bella(16 wks now) GSD (father full bred mother not reg but white GSD) so classified as mix.. a strange Coat but its cute.. might be mixed with husky.. anyways i have a question im using the possitive training method with clicker training.. and things are slowly but surely gaining progress.. i have a few questions for you.. if you have the time to comment on these much appreciated...
1. Bella will do what i ask her (while training / luring with treat) but she gets very frustrated.. everytime i say a command sit/down/etc.. she gives attitude barks a couple times sighs then performs the task...
2.when walking her she stops dead in her tracks to greet every single person human and dog... and she goes nuts for children how can i stop this
3. when walking her in a field and allowing her to play / sniff around... she will not play fetch on the grass at all.. but on concrete and in the hallway inside she loves it and will do it until tired... how do i correct this and make her play on grass...

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Prior to having Cooper (GSD) who is only 11.5 weeks old now I had a GSDxRotty and he was much the same way with people... he was so social.. But I personally can not stress enough how important it is to socialise your dog with as many people as possible... The fact that your dog loves people/children is great - i dont know how she acts with them but the only thing you need to do is make sure she is good with people

1. Again I'm only new to GSD (pure) but in my experience I would not give her the treat until she showed excitement for the task rather than the frustration you are explaining... Have you tried to either do some training after a quick walk but before breakfast, or perhaps skip a meal and do some training instead (she is going to get the meal, just spread over 20 mins of training :P)

2. Watching a nice old 2006 DVD by Cesar Millan called "Mastering Leadership" could be a good way to see how to control your dog on a lead? It shows ways that you can ensure the dog moves the way you want when on the lead, and how to even make her ignore distractions which are walking past (transferable to other dogs in neighbouring yards etc)

3. ... This one i have no idea.. sorry my dog never chased balls - so i just accepted it :P

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thanks alot for your imput ive tryed skipping meals and hand feeding her.. i guess shes a talker when a little stubborn when performing tasks :P and i dont believe in ceasers methods im hopping its just puppy exploration stage of being so distracted outside and will pass in time
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Maybe use more tempting treats. Ones that make her go "OMGGGG!!!!" I use cabana or smoked ham he reacts as if he just saw a supermodel at a beach


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