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| | Training a 5 year old dog
Originally Posted by chase14
Hi. I have a 5 year old border collie cross. My family and I suspect he has a bit of whippet in him. I got him from the humane soiety when he was 3. I am doing obediance but I cannot keep his attention very well. I tried using trearts but when he is focusing on somthing else he does not focus on me. He ignores me.Can you please help me with finding ways to get his attention and keeping it when i work with him.
I just recently adopted a 5 year old sheltie. My fiance and I have been working with her very slowly, over a matter of a 3 days (not 3 in a row) and she now knows how to sit and lay down. It just takes a lot of persistence and a lot of practice. To help get his attention, you will want to find a treat that he really likes so he will want to work hard to get the treat from you.
All I can recommend is just stay patient and continue to practice with him and he will get it eventually.