Jan 9, 2005, 6:30 AM
virtual blue, i think i know where ur problem stand. your GR don't seems to know what is his purpose to be at your house! you send him for trainign but u must also practise this at home. never let your GR or dog decide what it want to do except during walks as they can tell you when they have enough and too tired. briefly plan a schedule for ur pup. decide when he has to eat, walk and others. don't do the "i think he is hungry now and i must feed". this makes him think ok..why is this here? i am not sure why i am suppose to eat now. this is just for example ok.
Re: [virtualblue] Help! GR's dominating!
dont worry about being less enthusiatic, meeting other dogs in OB is good for him to control himself. leash training is good, when u r at home, try having him walk on the leash and give him command. if he growls at you, growl back at him till he backs off. don't hit him. if ur house is big and have enough room, tie the leash around ur waist so he can follow you when you move, this instills you are boss to him. i won;t worry about the dog fight with the husky, he is probably bored, the dog will know when to stop and who is dominating which area.
if he has always been like this, sadly i could also blame poor breeding (temperament problem), but can't really assess unless interact with your doggie. you can make training at home interesting for him. allocate say 15 minutes a day and choose a quiet place, have very good treat, i find small lamb cubes works very well. work more on his sit, stand and down that you learned in OB and treat him. once you see he is excited (tail wagging like mad), you can teach him more than he learn in OB. stop ur training when he is less interested, when you see this coming, make him do a command he know, treat him and end the session and say something like :finish: and pet him.
time, patience and kindness works really well with any dogs. i have a 6 months GR that is "home school" by me and she knows more than sit, stand and down. allocate some of ur time with him , u will see a lot of improvement in him. good luck.
p/s - coming to K9 day?