Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: southeast CT, U.S.A.
Try using a command when you go to get up and move. That will help later on when starting leash work and heeling. When you go to get up, use a high pitched "happy" voice and say "Let's go" or whatever you want to use. It will help to warn the pup that the "team" is ready to move so she doesnt get yanked in the direction as you get up. Further down the road, when you start doing walks, using the "let's go" command will get them excited to follow you making the walk training go smoothly.
Ailyn, Mommy to:
Mya - 3 year old GSD
Bear - 1 year old GSD
Abby - 3 year old ACD/shep mix
Teddy - 2 year old amer. pit bull
"No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does." - Christopher Morley