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by ladybugtastic
Fri May 23, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: sitting
Replies: 7
Views: 1919

Re: sitting

That sounds fairly easy. I'll go ahead and start attempting that with her. I was just at a loss because my other dog has a 95% success rate of doing his commands where ever you ask him to, and I never did anything special with him to achieve this. (or maybe I did, and I just don't remember).
by ladybugtastic
Sat May 17, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: sitting
Replies: 7
Views: 1919

Re: sitting

Thank you for the suggestions. I'll start attempting these during our training sessions today. I think I sometimes forget that I need to go a lot slower training her than I do for my other dog, so that's probably part of my problem.
by ladybugtastic
Fri May 16, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: sitting
Replies: 7
Views: 1919

sitting

I have a 1.5 year old pit mix that I've had since she was about 10 weeks old. She's been through obedience classes, and she knows how to sit on command, but I don't know how to create distance with it. whenever I tell her to sit, she thinks it means sit directly in front of me. She'll be halfway acr...
by ladybugtastic
Tue May 13, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: walking on leash
Replies: 2
Views: 3023

Re: walking on leash

I think a lot of factors play into his new personality. We are on a less busy street (although it's still a bit busy). at our old place, he'd flinch and growl whenever a car drove past him, but here, he glances at them, but otherwise doesn't pay any attention to them. We have a lot more room in this...
by ladybugtastic
Mon May 12, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: walking on leash
Replies: 2
Views: 3023

walking on leash

I've had my 3 year old german shepherd mix since he was 8 weeks old. I've always dreaded going for walks with him, and I don't think he's ever enjoyed going on walks before. he's always been on 'high alert'. his hackles are raised the whole time, he's tense, ears and tail down, growls and snaps at o...
by ladybugtastic
Sat May 10, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: mental stimulation?
Replies: 2
Views: 862

mental stimulation?

I have a 1.5 year old pit mix, and I was just looking for ideas on things I could do to mentally stimulate her. She isn't a fan of toys (except occasional ropes), We've been doing agility with her, I've been working on tricks and having fun with training, and I'll start taking her for daily walks ag...
by ladybugtastic
Sat May 10, 2014 2:20 pm
Forum: Photos of Your Dogs
Topic: Riley and Gingersnap
Replies: 1
Views: 1406

Riley and Gingersnap

My 6.5 month old daughter, Maddi, and my 1.5 year old Pit mix, Gingersnap http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i80/sk8ergirl315/Pups/MaddiandGinger2001.jpg Maddi and Riley, my 2.5 year old german shepherd mix http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i80/sk8ergirl315/Pups/032.jpg Just thought I'd share the lov...
by ladybugtastic
Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: aggression issue
Replies: 1
Views: 863

aggression issue

It's been quite a while since I've been to this site, but I've recently come across an issue that I'm having with my two dogs. I have a 2 year old German Shepherd mix. He does have aggression issues and while he has had them for quite a while, my husband and I have seen a LOT of improvement in him i...
by ladybugtastic
Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: food aggression and walks
Replies: 3
Views: 4192

food aggression and walks

It's been quite a while since I've posted anything here, but I wanted to share a couple of successes we've had recently. Riley, my 16 month old GSD/mix has had food aggression for a while now. I finally talked to my dog trainer, and she gave me some amazing help. The first week, I started by giving ...
by ladybugtastic
Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:44 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Literal ankle biter...
Replies: 1
Views: 843

Literal ankle biter...

I have a german shepherd mix puppy and he's 4.5 months old. not too long after we got him, he went through the biting stage that all puppies go through, only I think it was mixed with herding, because whenever we'd walk past him, he'd start nipping at our ankles. for the most part, he's stopped nipp...
by ladybugtastic
Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: Photos of Your Dogs
Topic: Riley
Replies: 3
Views: 1155

Riley

Image

This is my baby. not sure what kind of mutt he is, but I love him anyways. :D
by ladybugtastic
Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:13 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: getting puppy's attention
Replies: 2
Views: 936

Re: new puppy help

sorry, yes. I got him from a shelter when he was 8 weeks old, so I'm not 100% sure what type of dog he is, but he's some type of german shepherd mix. and he looks/act a lot like a mini german shepherd (he's about 15 lbs). He hyper focuses at pretty much any time during the day on pretty much anythin...
by ladybugtastic
Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: getting puppy's attention
Replies: 2
Views: 936

getting puppy's attention

My puppy is 11 weeks old and he seems to have the opposite of ADD. He focuses on something and he's so intent on it that I have an incredibly difficult time getting his attention. I make high pitched noises, whistle, clap my hands, call his name and I've even given small tugs on his leash and tried ...