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New Puppy ~ Help!

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:10 pm
by rhinosareunicorns
I just recently adopted a 3 month old Dutch shepherd mix. I'm trying to decide between the names Archer, Bay, and Sam. Which one do you guys like the most?

I need help because he keeps biting me. I know that he's teething, but it seems like he prefers to bite me over his toys! He is only playing though, it just hurts!

Also, when we go on walks he stops to lay down every couple blocks or so. I doubt that he's tired because when we're in the house or the yard he has energy for days.

I'm taking him to training classes next month, but meanwhile, what are some tricks to teach him? I'm so impressed with how fast he catches on to things!

What are some fun ways to exercise him physically and mentally?

I've attached some pictures!

Re: New Puppy ~ Help!

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:40 pm
by centrop67
Redirection!

You must have something that it is okay for him to bite on-hand and ready to go at all times. When he starts to bite, or shows signs that he's going to bite, offer up the thing.

Additionally, it's been recommended several times by other DS owners that until he can be trusted, he should be on a leash at all times - even in the house.

Welcome to the wonderful world of DS - BTW: 1 month before training?

Re: New Puppy ~ Help!

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:54 pm
by rhinosareunicorns
Thank you!

Yep, one month. I know it's a long time, but the trainer I'm hiring, and there are no time slots open this month ): I may have to find a temporary trainer to help us until next month.

Re: New Puppy ~ Help!

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:32 pm
by Steve Gossmeyer
Hire someone that comes to your home and works with you one on one... this is how I do my pet dogs... the dogs trained with you one on one in the dogs environment... I'm not a fan of classes