14 WEEK OLD GERMAN SHEPHERD WONT COME WHEN CALLED.

by DONNA
(BIRMINGHAM UK)

A FEW WEEKS AGO I BOUGHT A GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPY, SHE IS 14 WEEKS OLD AND JUST WONT COME IN THE HOUSE WHEN CALLED.


THIS HAPPENS WHEN SHE IS IN THE BACK GARDEN SHE COMPLETELY IGNORES US. IS THERE ANY ADVICE YOU CAN GIVE TO CONQUER THIS?

WE HAVE TRIED ENCOURAGING HER WITH TREATS BUT THAT DONT WORK. I WOULD BE GRATEFUL FOR ANY ADVICE YOU CAN OFFER.


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Total German Shepherd: You need to train your German Shepherd puppy, no doubt, and this is a very important command to learn.

I've listed 2 banners for you on this page for a good dog training course online that you might want to check into.

I would also suggest that you sign up for a dog training course that you both go to in person - that is by far the best way to start training.

And last but not least check out dog training videos on Youtube for more ideas on how to teach your dog to come when called. Good luck!

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Dec 25, 2010
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Treats...
by: Kathy

I have two puppies - 5 months old now and they won't come when called either. I stumbled on something... "Treat" is better than "come." They snap to attention and run for the door... so treat is our word for come. So we speak another language - who cares? It works for us.. I always give them a treat when I say that word and they ALWAYS come.


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training trick
by: Deborah

I was offered this trick by a trainer, yrs ago. It worked for us, and we found it easy to do. Hope the explanation makes sense.
Put a training collar on your dog before it goes outside and attach a 20 to 30 ft line to the collar (we found easy clothesline).

Start with her being only 5 to 10 feet away from you. As she responds you can increase the distance. Begin by calling your dog, if she doesn't respond the FIRST time, tug gently on the line to get her attention. As you "pull" her toward you periodically, give your come command.

When she is within reach (by walking or by gentle persuasion) offer her the treat or praise or whatever positive action she can associate with coming when called. My dog responded best to lots of pets and hugs. The trainer told us the dog did not make an association between us and the pulling, we were not "attached to the rope" so she would associate the positive with the obeying of the command.

I hope this all made sense, as it was a really easy, good way to teach our dog and we found it very humane as we have never believed in negative punishment in training. Hope this helps, or that someone else has used this technique and maybe can explain it better than I did. Good luck, your pup is adorable!!


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