Feeling a bit frustrated so sorry in advance if this becomes a rant.
I’ve been training my almost 11 month old since she was eight weeks old. Three times a day, everyday, with her meals.
She knows sit, down, stand - stay implied; place, climb, touch, spin, heel, middle, front, backup, stay, watch (me), leave it, out, no, okay, get it, wait,I may be missing some. She also knows hand signals for some of these. She can do these in any place I take her so they are generalized. Her loose leash walking is excellent except when over stimulated.
She has learnt alot and continues to learn new things, but I feel frustrated when I take her out and she will lock on to something (stranger or dog) and she doesn’t snap out of it. She is a friendly dog and wants to play with everyone. I generally do not let my pups be pet by strangers after 12 weeks old or so, and she doesn’t play or greet other dogs. When stimulated by someone or dog in the environment, although she understands leave it, and will do it for a second, or watch (me) but will break the command almost immediately to go back to what she was doing, whereas in a less stimulating environment she can watch (me) for many minutes at a time or will leave it indefinitely. Same with loose leash walking. Take her where she is over stimulated, and she starts to pull (less than many other dogs I see out there but for me, it’s too much).
Am I expecting too much of her at this age…or am I just a bad trainer 😬