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  1. Training Our Puppy (basic)
    Hi GSD Lovers! I'm looking to compile a super long list of short mental stimulating games and activities for my puppy. Short sweet and fun. Here's a few I have tried before with my previous pup but I could use a bunch more to do with my current 11 week old rascal.... Find kibble under bowl...
  2. Training Theory & Methods
    Hello I’ve heard this from multiple trainers and I don’t know what’s right, can you please help? They told me that if my dog does something wrong I should tap her on her nose and between her eyes. Is this the correct way? Or is it harmful?
  3. Finding a Good Trainer
    ( Sorry If I make any mistakes! This is my first time posting ) Hello, due to recent circumstances I have decided to finally look for a protection trainer for my 1 year old GSD Raelon. It has been something I have been thinking about since she was 7 months old. The problem is I am having...
  4. Puppy Behavior
    Hello everyone! Thank you for taking the time to read this. Let me give you the story. I have a 6 week old puppy (7 weeks this saturday). We rescued her from a neighbor who didn't want the puppies or the mother anymore. The dad ran away and they just didn't care for them at all We got her last...
  5. General Puppy Stuff
    HI SORRY IF THIS HAS BEEN ANSWERED! I tried to search for this but haven’t found answers! Sorry in advance! I’m still fairly new on this website but I’ve been lurking thru it ever since we got our rescue a year ago. Fast forward to now, we’re picking up our new pup on the 1st and have a couple...
  6. General Puppy Stuff
    Hi guys I have an 8-week and 2-day old German Shepherd puppy. Can you guys give me some tips on training him to understand his name and training him to not bite?
  7. Stories
    I have a 15 month old intact male white GSD. I call him Snowy, which is really apropos. We live in Texas and we just had a bunch of snow. He loved it. I have been teaching him some tricks. When Snowy is NOT distracted... he will come when called, sit, shake, lie, stand, touch (my outstretched...
  8. General Behavior
    Our dog trainer recommended we “rehome” our dog. Because we have a “working” dog and we’re not working her. It’s not as if I don’t want to work her , but she’s got a terrible recall and incredibly stubborn and unreliable with commands. Our dog trainers next steps was to do e-collar training...
  9. Training Theory & Methods
    I have been walking with my 6-month-old puppy German Shepherd 3 miles a day every day since he was 4 months old. We walk half of that in the morning and the other half in the evening. We usually walk on the streets around our somewhat hilly neighborhood. We also play some tug of war and fetching...
  10. Puppy Behavior
    Hello everyone, I have a 6 month old DDR Czech shepherd. His name is Barry and he is dark sable and absolutely beautiful, he turns heads everywhere he goes! We got him at 8 weeks old and he was 6.8kg, he was 6 months old on 31.1.21 and is 39.7kg now! I have spared no expense on him and...
  11. General Behavior
    Is it normal for a fully trained house dog to occasionally poop inside? My dog Albie is an avid pooper. He goes 2-3 times a day, plus any time he's super excited (like if we go to a park or he gets to run around and play with other dogs). I do think he has a sensitive GI since it tends to...
  12. General Information
    I've had to deal with my dog being mouthy. When I first got him he chewed my slippers and mouthed me constantly. I had bruises. Now, at 14 months, it seldom happens. But just the other day he got super excited and grabbed my arm. He was just playing and didn't leave a bruise. But I disciplined...
  13. Aggression (the good, the bad & the ugly)
    I walk my neighbor’s 20-month old male, Capo. To put it bluntly, my neighbors are not responsible dog owners. Capo spends all day, every day in their concrete yard unless I am walking him; he was not socialized at all when he was younger, is mostly untrained and unneutered. I have been trying to...
  14. General Information
    So, my dog is just over a year old (his birthday was November 15th). I was so proud of him a couple of weeks ago because his recall was AWESOME. But last couple of weeks I've been super busy and haven't been doing much training as pre-holiday work deadlines, etc. So yesterday, I called him and...
  15. General Information
    So, I have a beef with this. But, not meaning to offend anyone and maybe I'm just wrong. I have a neighbor and also a couple of friends who have had their dogs do a "board and train". Basically, the dog stays with the trainer for 4-6 weeks and supposedly comes back a well trained dog. Most of...
  16. Aggression (the good, the bad & the ugly)
    Hi, so my boyfriend is using an e collar as adviced by a trainer. They use it for obedience training and because our dog is very agressive towards other dogs. When there's another dog, we ask our to sit (which never work just like that), then use the stim at his usual wprking level (which...
  17. Braggs!!!
    So, my dog, Snowy, is going to be a year old this Sunday. I do off leash hikes with him every day and he's been pretty good about his recall, but not perfect. However, today, there were LOTS of squirrels on the trail and he was having a blast chasing them up trees... I decided to test his recall...
  18. Schutzhund/IPO Training
    What is IPO? How can a dog start IPO and what do they look for ina. dog? I have a 5 month old German showline who has a high food, tug and prey drive.
  19. Training Our Puppy (basic)
    So Kvasir gets very excited when he sees my adult cat Zetro and runs toward her in an attempt to play which I've been stopping him from doing and using the "leave it" command as well as giving him treats for remaining in a sit or lay and keeping calm if she passes by his puppy pen which seems to...
  20. Stories
    Has your dog reacted to someone crying? What did you do? Here's what happened today: My 5 yr old cried after being playfully smacked (by his older sibling) with a small book on his bottom to get him to stop trying to tug the 16 week pup as he drank water. Now, I don't condone how his elder...
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