Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Alpharetta, GA
Dogs Name: Pamelot's XXX State of the Union aka Duke
Dogs Age: Born December 28, 2011
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I agree with everyone that's been said because I've been there and done that.
She's a baby, stay patient. Sometimes our doberpups are a lot smarter than we realize, which makes it difficult to train sometimes. They make you laugh when you should be serious, or you give in because they are so stubborn. Just keep doing what you are doing, it sounds like you're doing most everything right.
Watch kikopup videos on youtube to gain some insight and encouragement. I am doing this myself as well. It really helps to see what you may or may not be doing correctly during training. Kikopup also utilizes positive training methods, which makes training a fun thing to do together. Just try to keep training sessions short, like 10 - 15 minutes, a few times a day.
Forget about the pack leader thing, it really is stupid. When we first brought our pup home, the hubby was all about, "I'm leader," which resorted to a lot of arguments. If you ask him now about it, he'll tell you it's stupid and isn't necessary. By loving your pup, caring for her, bonding with her...she'll realize on her own that you are the human she wants to protect and love back.
Don't be discouraged, we've all been there and for some (like me), are still working on it with our fur-children as well.