03-07-2018, 06:15 AM
Join Date: Oct 2017
Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Sounds like she is doing good learning, welcome to the forum.
I like to spend the first couple/few months playing lots of games and building the bond with my pups. You want to be the most fun thing in the world to your pup, which will help make other things easier down the road.
If you've never had gsd pup before you're in for a fun ride most likely! They can be challenging but in a good way. Dont try to set super high expectations for now......keep teaching her new things, but set her up to succeed and make it fun above all. Dont get frustrated and expect great obedience at this stage. Its all about fun for now. In a few months when you start the real training youll be setup for you both to succeed when your pup sees you as being fun, and the games you've played and tricks you've taught have been a foundation for formal training being fun for you both. Shepherds were bred to work (mostly) and do really well and actually enjoy training immensely when its fun for them.
When I get a puppy I use a drag leash in the home, and I also tether my pup to me most of the time we're together for the first few months. Both of these things will help keep your pup out of trouble, allow her to be with you and learn your routines and how to behave, and will help to set up a good foundation for leashwork, including walking on leash.
Shepherds are one of those breeds that give back ten times as much as you put into them, so the more time and effort you put into her will really pay off in the long run. Keep.....things.....fun!
Let her win at games, build her confidence in herself and you. Minimize scolding or fussing at her for now. Too young. Dont hurt her confidence by doing that.
Right now you're mainly going to be setting up a good foundation for training later on. It will make things much easier.
How is the puppy biting going? Is she a little landshark?