Finding the right training method..
I'm trying to figure out the best method on training Shema.
She is a bit more stubborn than any GSD, or any other dog for that matter, when it comes to listening.
She continuously barks at everything, and won't stop. I know guarding/protecting is a GSD trait. I don't want to totally take that away, I just want her to stop when I tell her it's OK or enough. But she is so focused on whatever it is, that she doesn't even pay attention to anything else.
She is incredibly hyperactive, imagine the energizer bunny X 200. No joke.
Because of the hyperactivity, I have a hard time getting her to focus when trying to teach basic commands. She knows sit, but wont do it unless there is a treat, or toy involved. Which is fine but I want her to be able to do so without a reward all the time.
I know she is smart, and I know she gets it. But she is super stubborn and a bit to hyperactive. I need to figure out the best way to get her attention and to focus.
I also know she is still a young pup (3 months in 3 days) But from past experience and seeing so many other people with GSD puppies having a better acting pup at this age, I know it's possible, and I know she can do it. I just can't seem to get her to 'obey' on my own.
I do not believe in physical punishment or e collars. I have always done positive reinforcement and have had success, but it isn't working with her.
I've never used a dog trainer or gone to classes, but I'm considering looking into them for her.
I live in the Fort Worth, TX area. If anyone knows of a good, not so expensive, trainer/classes that they could recommend, I would greatly appreciate the help.
Also, any tips would be appreciated!