I don't know what I am doing wrong, but Zelda is a very frustrating puppy to train!
I have been keeping training sessions short, about 5 minutes at a time several times a day. The problems I am having is first, she ignores me. With all the puppies I have trained I have always started with name association, I say their name and give a treat/dog food, normally by now (she is 13 weeks) all I would have to do is say the pups name and they would come running for the treat no matter what they are doing. Not Zelda, half the time I think she is deaf, I will say her name and she will continue with whatever she is doing, sometimes she will look at me, other times I wont even get that. So needless to say her recall is lacking.
She has sit, touch and down pretty well mastered, except for occasionally she will look at me like no thanks I did that already. I have been trying to work on getting her to sit at heel position (been watching Stonnie Dennis' videos) but she either swings her but around too far, sits too far back, or just lays down and refuses to follow the food lure, when I do get her in the right position she wont stay there unless I am constantly shoving food in her mouth, the second I have to reload she walks away She will follow me in the heel position for a few feet as long as I have a treat in my hand, otherwise she will wander away.
I know it has to be something I am doing wrong, maybe going to fast with training? I don't know but she seems to be bored with the commands she does know. I know she is still young but I watch these videos people post of their pups that are the same age or even younger and they are doing so much more advanced in their training than she is.
I also know I shouldn't complain but... she is pretty lazy. I was prepared for the crazy land shark puppy I kept reading about, and I got a lazy butt that would rather sleep. She doesn't even really like to play with toys much.
Any advise would be much appreciated!
Zelda- "Twilight Princess Von Hemlock"
Gryffin- "Gryffindor Von Hemlock"