She’s a stubborn one

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Ok ok, so I knew coming into this that these guys tended to be stubborn but it was only an indication of how wicked smart they are. However that does not make it any easier dealing with the chasing games, the ahh "I don't think I'm going to sleep in the cave tonight I'll just huddle up over here by the door",(the one everyone walks in and out of). When it's time to come in from playing outside she will lay down right outside, just as she is supposed to, to wait for a command. However when I move towards her to put a leash on her collar, her butt pops up and what tail she has left goes to town. i a refuse to chase her. She loves loves loves that game.  It's gets her really fired up and excited so much so that she will nip and bite our ankles. So I try really heard not to run in the yard so that I don't trigger her. 
 

so guys and gals, tell me let me have it.  She is going to be my service dog  we've really only had one class so far and well....  she was just all over the place.  I have quite a big family and when we are here at the house all she wants to do is play and wrestle.  So is really so sweet.  I 

She is still a baby - I would really get her into some training classes, and try to make learning fun and rewarding. 

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We started our classes at The Dog Alliance. I really like their program and the trainers however because of this virus everything has been put on hold. I think

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You could work on-line. Micheal Ellis (Leerburg) has some excellent videos/DVDs you can buy and stream them. 

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How old is she?  Training will go a little easier with some really tasty treats and work her before she eats, when she is hungry enough to 'work for food'.  Keep your training lessons short at first, and always always always make them FUN for her (and you) to keep you both from getting frustrated.  Frustration is never good when you are trying to teach a puppy.  So, that being said....have fun, enjoy your little girl, and if you notice her doing anything naturally, on her own, work on incorporating that into a training session.
 

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You could work on-line. Micheal Ellis (Leerburg) has some excellent videos/DVDs you can buy and stream them. 

 

Leerburg is an awesome site. :)

 

One thing they mention is trailing a lead at the beginning both inside the home and out. That WORKS.

Having that lead connected means that you can easily make SURE they do not try and blow off any commands you give, ever.

If an owner 'allows' their Doberman to ignore commands - They will and it will get worse before it gets better.

 

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Training will go a little easier with some really tasty treats and work her before she eats, when she is hungry enough to 'work for food'.

I have never had a Doberman that 'needed' a food treat to respond to commands.

My idea of 'food training' is baiting the yard before taking them out and lighting them up if they go to take that bait. 

If they spot the bait and give me a good solid SIT and STAY - They get a better food reward placed in their bowls once back inside the home.

ANYTHING not in their bowls - belongs to me and they better not touch it.

Better safe than sorry and better to get that concept in their brain early rather than later.