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    Arrow Feels Like I Am Going Backwards :/

    I feel like I am going backwards with Mollie

    I used to be THE boss! I was the 'alpha'. Now it seems that Mollie thinks she is!
    She won't act when I say the commands without treats. The only trick she does now without food is "sit", all the others she doesnt do unless I have a treat in my hand.
    When I DO have treats, she stops when I give a command and runs off and starts playing. I dont know why she all of a sudden is doing this.

    I am not some military-command person. I make the training sessions fun and they last no longer then 5mins at a time.

    She usually walks very well on the lead, but yesterday and today she would lunge && stop.

    Has she suddenly thought the positions have turned?

    What can I use instead of treats for the tricks/commands?
    I feel frustrated

    Am I doing something wrong here?

    BTW, she is 3months old.

    Thanks and if you all are thinking "Demi grow up, she is a puppy and likes to play" feel free to say it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demi View Post
    I feel like I am going backwards with Mollie

    I used to be THE boss! I was the 'alpha'. Now it seems that Mollie thinks she is!
    She won't act when I say the commands without treats. The only trick she does now without food is "sit", all the others she doesnt do unless I have a treat in my hand.
    When I DO have treats, she stops when I give a command and runs off and starts playing. I dont know why she all of a sudden is doing this.

    I am not some military-command person. I make the training sessions fun and they last no longer then 5mins at a time.

    She usually walks very well on the lead, but yesterday and today she would lunge && stop.

    Has she suddenly thought the positions have turned?

    What can I use instead of treats for the tricks/commands?
    I feel frustrated

    Am I doing something wrong here?

    BTW, she is 3months old.

    Thanks and if you all are thinking "Demi grow up, she is a puppy and likes to play" feel free to say it!
    What makes you think you were the "alpha"?

    Ok...I'll say it...she is a puppy...she needs gentle guidelines and positive reinforcement. Puppies try out boundaries and it is up to us to gently get them back on track. If she doesn't react to treats...change treats to microwaved liver (it often works) or her favourite toys.

    How old are you Demi?

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    Demi is fifteen.

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    I will say this....are you the sole person responsible for the training of this puppy?

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    Basically, my mum helps me too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demi View Post
    Basically, my mum helps me too
    I need to say this and this is also for Masha I guess.

    I think it is a HUGE responsibility to give a young person...training a puppy. If there are adults involved that know what they are doing fine....but since you had to ask advice in here...I am assuming you are in charge if the training...socialisation etc?!?

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    Same thing happened with Dora on the lead. But it was because she was scared to leave the house and would thorw a hissy fit. Is Mollie scared to leave the house?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    I need to say this and this is also for Masha I guess.

    I think it is a HUGE responsibility to give a young person...training a puppy. If there are adults involved that know what they are doing fine....but since you had to ask advice in here...I am assuming you are in charge if the training...socialisation etc?!?
    Yea. Mum doesnt care if Dora is hostile towards other dogs, so I'm on my own.

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    My mum helps a little, but I am the main-train person. Mollie isnt scared of leaving the house, she just doesnt seem to want to walk on the lead all of sudden :/
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    Dora walks very well once she is maybe 500-700 meters away from the house. How is Mollie with other dogs?

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