Yes, go to different places, and reward him for holding his stay. Make sure you give him breaks, though.
Yo Ken,Need some advise from you Pro trainers : ))
I enrolled Mr. B in a group obedience class - to help him be at more ease around other dogs - We have a female Dobie and he gets along fine with her - but it's the --- " Other " dogs that barks at him first - then not a good thing - Since going to the classes - he's doing great - he really is - the trainer asked why I was even there - He is doing great - then the last class - we got a curve ball - There will be a obedience test at the last class - Pass - and we get a cert. ! Here's one thing we may have trouble on - he has to sit - or lay for 2 minutes - with distractions - He will sit all day long If I ask - yet - hes a Doberman ! He's always watching - working - at the end of the meeting - The trainer - sort of tested us - Mr. Business was laying - watching - he had been in this position for ? maybe 5 minutes - then she walked over to the door - opened it and walked out - all the time watching over her shoulder - well that got Mr. B's attention and he stood up - The trainer laughed and said - that's his job to pay attention -
So yesterday - I upped the training - took him to town with me - Stopped at the bank = busy place on Friday - I had him sit - he was watching the door - then people starts coming in - he was really watching - but sat ! They asked me if I had been waited on - I said no - but go ahead - we are training - He made it for maybe 4 minutes ! So - my Doberman friends - am I training in the right direction ? Taking to places for distractions ? I think this kind of training for a Doberman is tuff - it go's against - there rules - lol
Thanks for in advise
Glad to see you up and about DB............
In general the manner in which working dogs (those categorized as "Working Dogs by the AKC) work, and train, and regard their doggy world is very different from the breeds that occupy the Herding Group--then if you really want to get 'different'--try some of the breeds in the Hound Group--particularly the sight hounds.And I'd gotten used to the general dobe personality too. I figured I could handle a lot of stuff but I'm finding out that working with herding-type Harold DogDog is quite a different matter.