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Training and Obedience > 6 month old puppy losing focus (11 replies)

by myret on 02 April 2012 - 15:04

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brynjulf



thanks I willl try this on my 7 month old male pup he is all over the place and sometimes he justs want to do his thing and not my thingmail very innoying


But I will try this method on the training field as I dont have kennels for my dogs they are in the house

by brynjulf on 02 April 2012 - 17:04

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At 7 months it is totally normal for him to want to do whatever he wants to do.  Training MUST be on leash at all times during this period or you will teach him to disobey you.  The adage "if you can't correct it , don't say it is very important during this age.  That is the single most important lesson I have learned in 27 years of dog training.

by myret on 02 April 2012 - 18:04

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brynjulf

I will try and remember this statement very wise

and I will certainly try and put him in his crate in the car if he is to much of to his own thing that is very


by windwalker18 on 12 April 2012 - 06:04

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It might be time to put your focus on fun exercises for the dog instead of traditional routines.  Work the Obedience exercises less, add in some agility, Dock diving or something else that lets your pup be a dog til this period passes.  I have found that from 7-9 months great dogs become useless and it is frustrating to keep them focused on the job at hand. The problem was me not recognizing that he/she was bored, and going thru hormonal stages at this age...   Think of trying to keep a 15 year old boy focused on math problems over and over... if they don't outwardly rebel they will definitely make your life miserable!  LOL

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