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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-02-2012, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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training help needed..

i have had a german shepherd now for 3 years. i made a mistake on not training her or socializing her enough i know big mistake. she knows how to sit stay and come but it sometimes takes me to say it 3 or 4 times before she listens and she doesnt focus on me very well. she is always looking around and other stuff. i have thought about taking her to Obedience traing to help her socialize and obey and also to help me beable to train her better any help would be appreciated.
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Take her to an obedience class. It will do both you a world of good.


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Alright I will!. Thank you!. Does anyone know of any good obidence schools in the Tulsa, oklahoma area
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I would definitely go check out the Tulsa dog training club: Tulsa Dog Training Club - About TDTC

I've always had good luck with training clubs. Just ask if you can watch a class or two and see what you think.


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I would recommend you going to leerburg.com ED has a lot of good training videos, and he is a very good trainer. Try going there, they have info on your problem. And I wouldn't go to a training class, if I was you.

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Go to a training class...a video online isn't going to help you. YOU need to be shown what YOU are doing wrong and only an instructor will be able to critique you. Although you may think you're doing something correctly after watching a video, there might be small signals in your body language, or the way you are praising that are telling the dog otherwise. Go to a class as its clear your self-taught in home training hasn't worked (not a dig at you, just stating that it doesn't work). I read a bunch of books and watched videos too, but until I got to class I had no idea how many things I was doing wrong that were confusing my dog.
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I wouldn't go to a training class, if I was you.
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but it sometimes takes me to say it 3 or 4 times before she listens
No wonder. You say it ONCE and MAKE it happen! If you can't make it happen, don't give the command. She has learned that she has options, like ignoring your commands.

You might want to start using new commands (words), ones that she DOESN'T have options for!

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And I wouldn't go to a training class, if I was you.

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I agree, if you don't have good focus from her. You need to start one on one with a private trainer. Then you can start gradually adding distractions as her focus on you gets better and better. Once you are pretty comfortable with her focus on you, then you can maybe think of taking her to group classes.

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this is the first time i've heard someone recommend not going
to a class or private trainer. why wouldn't you go to a class
or private trainer? also, if you were the OP you would do
whatever the OP does.

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I would recommend you going to leerburg.com ED has a lot of good training videos, and he is a very good trainer. Try going there, they have info on your problem.

>>>> And I wouldn't go to a training class, if I was you.<<<<

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