Join Date: Nov 2007
Dogs Name: Citta and Envy
Dogs Age: 4 years and 10 months
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When I taught the come command I waited until my puppy was running toward and me then introduced come. She VERY quickly realized when I said come I had some kind of goodie she wanted. Later in formal Obed. I use the word Here which for us means come and sit in front.
As for your puppy running from you. I played ALOT of hide and seek with my pup. She wouldn't be paying attention and I'd take off. (of course a fenced area is the only place to play this ;O) ) Soon I had a pup right with me at all times.
I agree with the posts about naming something before it is a learned activity. I constantly here people yelling come, come , come to a puppy who 1 has never heard it before, 2 isn't even looking at the owner, and 3 has NO clue what it means. Careful using a cue for heel right now to. Especially if your planning on competeing in formal obed. IF when you say heel you want your dog looking at you, don't use the word until it is a learned behavior.
Most of all make EVERYTHING you do fun. I have learned Dobermans are far to smart to work for peanuts, so if you make training fun as a pup you will definately have a willing, and happy partner.
Hope this wasn't too long and boring :O)
Bell'Lavoro Discorso Dela Cita "Citta" BH,CD, WAC,CGC,RN,VC
Bell'Lavoros Pieno Velocita "Envy" Puppy in training!!