04-24-2013, 06:03 PM
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Sonoma County CA
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Well to update the situation here about my Jindo, Baileymoon. Things are on the up-swing. We have reduced the snapping at hands when receiving rewards by just moving (even) slower and using an open palm, not pinching the treat in our fingers for her.
Recall is still 50/50. Its pretty deflating when doing a recall with all the fun and gusto you can muster and all you get in return is a totally bored look from the puppy. I mean she is SO like a cat its not even funny: totally unimpressed with what we have to offer. What is she, a teenager?! Our trainer suggested doing some restrained recall to get her amped and motivated, seems to be working a tiny bit. Trainer also offered up that though our puppy may love us she doesn't totally feel like she NEEDS us. So we are working on hand feeding ONLY. No dish feeding creates the scenario that if she needs food to survive then she needs to go to the source : ME. (and the hubby too of course!) This has actually worked very well and i can tell she is waaay more attentive to us and keeps tabs on us more frequently which is exactly what we are looking for in this self minded independent breed.
Thanks too everyone, for the great input and encouragement!!! Life just started to look a bit better!