New pup

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by savageman97, May 15, 2013.

  1. savageman97

    savageman97 New Member

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    I just got my first dog. He is part lab,germanshepard, chow and collie. That what the people I guy him from said at least. Well anyways I was wondering if u guys had any training tips and tricks? I want him to retrieve and I also want him to be a walkin and truck buddy when I'm big game hunting
    Thanks guys
     
  2. savageman97

    savageman97 New Member

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    Oops forgot the pictures. He's pretty good sized for 9 weeks old
     

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  3. KJG67

    KJG67 New Member

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    You're killing me man! He's awesome looking! I want one!

    Puppy school is always a good start. And get him used to riding in the truck. Unfortunately I've never had a dog great at riding in a car, so I'm of no use.
     
  4. savageman97

    savageman97 New Member

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    Puppy school? What's that?
     
  5. bige91603

    bige91603 New Member

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    I think he's talking about the classes they have at petsmart or Petco. Something like that. Start them of young walking on a leash and riding in vehicles, get them around kids and other people. Positive punishment works a lot better In the end with dogs. Got yourself a fine pup there,y brother is picking up a Great Dane in a few weeks.
     
  6. AR10

    AR10 New Member

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    Sweet!

    First off, the fifteen girlfriends you have had in two years? Dogs are not that way. If you cannot make a fifteen year commitment to being his constant companion, best friend, meal maker, park walking buddy everyday, rain, snow, cold, hot, find him someone that can. It is not fair to the creature, to bond with him, then you change the plans for both of you.

    That said, now, on to the fun stuff. Good food, clean fresh water is a must. Puppy food at first. Easy on the table scraps, it makes them heavy, and they grow picky about eating dog food.

    If you want him to fetch, use a frisby as his food dish. He will always bring you his food dish if you start out putting a little food in it as you play together.

    Want a lap dog, cuddle dog, start him early being on your lap all the time. Remember, that is another fifteen year decision.

    Constantly praise him for anything you can, and be light on the punishment, never hit with your hand. Lightly rolled up paper of some kind, and just one quick swat, even if he destroys your $1000 lap top. Goes with the territory. Keep your things picked up.

    Have fun, and post more pics.
     
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  7. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Love him like you would yourself , never raise your hand in anger , only in play , house breaking is very easy and not loud or painful , be his playful Pal and he will be your playful puppy for life..! :) the retrieving mode is well triggered by the play mode..!

    Know this , one day , he will pass and break your heart , it IS WELL WORTH THE PAIN..! :)
     
  8. leam23

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    Great info ar. Unlike our typical society reward more positive behavior then Disciplining negative . Reward positives like "going outside " or "going potty" . Very rarely should you discipline a dog. My shepherd is the most obedient dog I have ever known and never been "hit" . Comes on command goes to bathroom outside and is my best friend . A dog is what you make it. If you beat it like an a hole your dog will be worth less to anyone including yourself . Just like people ... Treat your dog like you would like to be treated keeping in mind you do everything for that dog and he/she knows it
     
  9. WebleyFosbery38

    WebleyFosbery38 New Member

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    Looks more like a small black bear! That will not be a lap dog unless you have a really big lap! Congrads, hope it becomes your best friend, doesnt get any better than a dog, they are the greatest mood lifter ever. enjoy!
     
  10. eatmydust

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    After love, good food, clean water and plenty of exercise, I would rate "crate training" a puppy the next most valuable thing you can give it.

    Training your pup to "crate up" for bed, while you're away for short periods and to calm him/her down is a very loving way of controlling your pup's access to those things in the house that 1) you don't want chewed, 2) can be dangerous to him and, 3) dogs do not like to pee or poop where they sleep. Remember to not feed or give your pup big drinks right before bed time.

    Never, and I mean never use the crate to punish the pup. The crate needs to be seen as a safe haven/resting spot.
    Your dog will eventually go to his crate to sleep every nite, even with the door open.

    There must be vids on youtube or info somewhere online to teach you how to start your pup out on this.

    Your puppy can hold his pee/poop on average 1 hour longer than he is in months of age, if you haven't just let him drink a lot or fed him.

    Puppies have a colo-gastric response, that is when one end of their G.I. tract is stimulated it stimulates the entire tube. Within minutes after your pup eats, he will need to relieve himself. You can actually train your pup to more or less poop on demand. Immediately after feeding your pup, take him outside to where you want him to poop and start giving the cammand "poop", eventually he will do it and over time he will become trained to poop on cammand, just like sit, stay, and come. It helps if your pup can smell dog poop out in the lawn to help trigger the response, so also place some of his poop where you want to take him for future doo-doos.

    Make the time to train your dog the way you want him to act and you'll have a joy for life. An untrained dog is pure hell and dangerous.

    A great command to teach your dog is "enough", I use this command to teach my dogs when they have barked enough. I never command "NO" when they bark, I want my dogs to bark, but when they have alerted me to something, and I want them to stop barking, I commend "enough".
     
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  11. DrumJunkie

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    Looks like a good dog. Take time with em. Nothing is as important as time with a dog. Be patient and make sure to show lots of love. Your dog will thank you for years. That animal is going to crave your praise more than anything else. Dogs want to please their humans. You are the leader of his pack...The alpha dog. You show him love and companionship and he will do the same. It's a huge commitment to own a dog.It should not be taken lightly. The Shepperd and lab in him will show you really fast if he is feeling neglected. Holes, torn up stuff ar eall signs of anxiety and those two breeds are notorious for it. But you show him that you are glad he's part of your family he will return the favor 10 fold.

    My dog would do anything for all of us here at the house as well as my wife's grandparents across the road. But that dog goes almost everywhere I go and we spend a lot of time with her. She will go after woodlend creatures and has killed many but never messes with my cats, chickens or the cattle. Shes a wonderful watch dog and I never really trained her for any of it. She just loves the family and wants to do her part to protect them.

    Treat a dog like family and they will act like family. There is no substitute for love.
     
  12. KJG67

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    Yep - what bige9 said. Find a good trainer. It can be a breeder/trainer too, not just a big box store. And by the way, they don't train the puppy, they train you! The dog's only as smart as the person teaching it. Firmly voiced commands with positive reinforcement (a small treat - bit of cheese or bit of hot dog) every time he does a command or action you like reinforces that behavior. Hitting and yelling just gets you a fearful, confused dog. If you find a trainer that tells you otherwise, find another one.
     
  13. savageman97

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    I found a problem...... He's scared of me when I stand. In order forme to play with him or pick him up or put his lead on I have to take a knee and coax him over..... How should I remedy this problem?
     
  14. winds-of-change

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    He's a baby and he's scared. Newly away from his mom and litter mates. He'll come around. When he sees that you're kind and fair and fun and that the leash means a good time exploring the outdoors, he'll come around.

    I like all the advice here. Kind, gentle, fair treatment. Your dog wants to be a good dog. Help him know what's acceptable and what isn't and he'll do the right thing.

    As for crate training, my dogs have a crate and they sleep in it all the time even though I rarely close the door anymore. Also, let your dog know the crate is his "safe spot". My children and now my grandchildren are taught when the dog is in his crate, he is to be left alone. That's his spot to rest and get away from any annoying humans.
     
  15. monet61

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    A very fine example of one of our K-9 friends. Good for you.
     
  16. DrumJunkie

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    ^QFT^


    It will take time for the dog to settle in and understand that you are not a scary mean guy. Right now you are tall and not too well known yet and scary.:eek:

    Pups usually come around pretty quick. They crave your praise and will respond to it. Just take small steps to your goal. Id you cna get em leash trained pretty quick then the pup will be pretty used to your standing around him.
    I don't do crating so I have no working knowledge there. My dog is kind of big nad I would need another room addition for a crate like that.:p My dog runs free all night and most of the day unless we are going someplace. Then she rides with me. Because I seem to not be able to drive without her in the truck (she seems to think anyway):rolleyes:
     
  17. DrFootball

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    Savage, congrats...he's very handsome! I am also owned by an 82 lb OEB(olde English Bulldogge) named GATOR(who has a facebook page with more friends then my wife!:) we rescued him and he's trained to be my therapy/emotional support Dog(I'm a DAV) He will be with me a year in 3 weeks, and three weeks ago he saved my life! I have been on a medically supervised Diet(lost 123 pounds in 3 months-a whole person!)
    and my sugar dropped so low that i went into kidney failure and was only a few hours from making my wife a widow...the dog smelled my ketones were too low and began to bark when i passed out. My wife called the paramedics and THx G-d i am still here today. I will do anything for my Dog-Son...he's the second most important being in my life, with him being #1b and the DW being#1a...I wish you much luck. take good care of him and he will do the same for you...
     

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  18. KJG67

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    Like Winds and Drum said, it takes time. I've had dogs all my life. When we picked out our Newf 8 years ago, he was the laid back, friendly lap dog at the breeder's house. Real happy and goofy. Got him home and for about three days he sulked. Head under the table, lethargic - I was crushed that he was so unhappy, and nothing I could do. Just spent time laying on the floor with him, petting him, some brushing, a little bit of toy time - always reinforced with a little treat. He came out of it. Put the leash on him just sitting on the floor - a little treat. Walked him a little around the house on the leash - a little treat. Before you know it, you'll have a puppy that associates everything with you as enjoyable and nothing to be scared of. If he's scared when you stand up, try calling his name first so you have his attention, stand up, pet him, and help him understand there's nothing to be afraid of. Just give him a few more days.

    Edit - if he doesn't want the treats, that's OK. He's still getting used to everything. Soon, he'll associate it with good things.
     
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  19. rifleman1

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    its all about repatition with pups they will get it if you teach it.heres our dog meeting our new adopted cat,were working on keeping her from playing to rough with the cat.
     
  20. DrFootball

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    Sometimes my Guy(bully-boy) Jumps up on our dual recliner(the only piece of furniture he's allowed on in the house) to look our my front windows if he hears something that deserves his attention(the cats next door, a dog in the street) but he's also very aware of Wild animals from the surrounding area(we're in the High Desert/Mountains area just south of Sedona) and twice now he's gone Ape-Shyt when Javalinas(sp.) are on our street! when we first got him last year we had not bought the house yet, and were in an apt. complex the next town over, that had a Family of them living in the drainage pipes under the development's parking and rec. areas. Gator could Smell them 500 ft. away, and when they smelled him they would start clicking their tusks,..always thought they were in the SOW family but their closest relative according to my Pal who is a ret. science teacher is the hippo family....
     
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