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    Hi i have a 13 week old GSD. He is very smart as all GSDs are, learnt to sit drop wait and stay very quick. But he isnt good at "Come". When theres something better to do like chewing a stick, playing with a toy, playing with another dog, chasing anything he just doesnt do it. He doesnt even look. Only sometimes does he come when called when theres nothing better. This is a serious problem for me because he is a german shepherd and i want to have good control over him.
    Alot of people i have spoken to have said dont worry hes only a pup he will grow into it. but that isnt what you do with sit. if you say dont worry he will get the hang of sitting as he gets old its actually the owner that gets slacker and skips out all together so that is why i am concerned now.

    Will vigilent training in different environments help, say if i spend tend minute twice a day in a different spot making him wait and come and then gradually let him roam and recall and stuff like that will that help??

    Thanks in advance for any advice.
    Last edited by MJM; 08-08-2010 at 08:26 PM. Reason: forgot something

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    He is also very relaxed natured as well so he isnt psycho energetic he also isnt very food obsessed so maybe i haven't found the right food treat for him yet? or maybe i have to find different rewards for him.

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    Have you tried hotdog and/or cheese bits?

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    For use in training? Nah havent, im not willing to try cheese because of dogs lactose intollerence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJM View Post
    For use in training? Nah havent, im not willing to try cheese because of dogs lactose intollerence.
    well...you don't have to give a whole block of cheese...we are talking about small pieces None of my dogs have had any issues with cheese bits

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    Small amounts shouldn't harm him. Peg has recall issues where if she is fixated on something the only way to snap the fixation is to squeeze a squeaky toy, then once she comes she gets a treat. I could wave the food around all day and still be ignored but once she hears the squeak she associates that with food and reward.

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