I have read through all the posts I could find in the training section and each one gave me some info but I was hoping for a little more clarification. I have two recuse Timber(GSD) and Sabre(wolf/GSD). Timber is roughly 2 years old and was found out in a field somewhere so there is no history on him, Sabre is roughly 3, again he was found in a dumpster in LA so there isnt any background on him either. I have had Timber for almost a year now and Sabre for about 6 months. Thats the background.
Here is my problem, I will start with Timber: He knows his basic commands, sit, lay down, off, shake, and we are working on stay. He isn't food motivated so I dont use that as a training tool, but he does have a prey drive, if I take off across the yard or jump on my sons little quad he chases after it and tries to catch it his mouth even gets all foamy. I took him through a reputable 9 week training program and he still isn't listening. He is great on leash but as soon as it comes off its like we dont exist. I tried a Dogtra Collar and that just made him completely shut down. I am out of ideas, is there something I am doing wrong?
Sabre: Just doesnt listen period, he is food motivated. He knows sit, lay down, shake and speak. Thats it. Ok on the leash still working daily with him on that, but he reminds me of a cat, he does what he wants when he wants he could care less about human interaction so trying to keep him focused has been almost impossible, and the Dogtra collar made him very aggressive.
I dont know what else to do, should I try another trainging program or just continue to work daily with them? any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.!
I don't know