Mar 30, 2008, 9:21 PM
Post #7 of 15
O, I didn't know your pup was seven months old, though he was just two or three. So, is the breeder training the dog for you until your renovation is finished? Is the mum full black also? How is the colour of the pup? And also, are his ears standing nicely now?
I haven't started protection work too strong on my dogs yet because they are too young. But my male is neally ready for me to apply more pressure now, he's 13 months.
But, what sort of Protection Training are you interested in because it can become very dangerous for you and your dog if not handled correctly. Do you just want a dog that will bark at strangers passing by or you really want them to bite if somebody attempts to enter?
If you are interested in this basic protection work let me know because I can help you and give you some advise because it will be much better to train the basics yourself than send to a trainer.(Some trainers apply way too much pressure to the dogs and make him work from fear instead of the dog enjoying working, thats why I decided to train myself through motivation) It's not really that difficult if you're consistent and know what you're doing.
My two year old labrador and 13 month GSD will both run to inspect the gate and and start barking if I give a command, and my GSD on walks will become more suspicious and bark at people if I give a command when on walks. It's really not that hard to teach and it doesn't affect his temperament at home (my 3 year old baby brother can jump on him, pull him, and ride on his back and he is 100% fine with him)
And yes, I am still looking for a Bite-Sleeve, could you possible check the puppy sleeve price for me? And also, does your breeder have a website that I can see?
Thanks a lot for the help and if your interested in training your puppy yourself then let me know and hopefully I can give you some help or if you prefer to send to a trainer then I can recommened some good one's that will train through motivation.