I believe one of the problems could be that we expect more from the "smart breeds" like Labradors. :doghappy: My 11-year-old learned very quickly. She could (and can) learn a new trick in 15-20 minutes. However, my new puppy (almost 4 months old) is not learning as quickly. :dogwub:lonewolf;225 said:Hello,
As you have never owned a dog before I would imagine the problem is that the dog may not be reacting fast enough to training for what you as a human are used to.
i feel it's all about individual temperament and the fit between all involved - humans as well as dogs. i looked for a dog who wanted to follow me, neither too eager to run up nor too shy to come over to me. i also looked for a dog who was smart but not so smart boredom could become an issue. i lucked out because i forgot about energy level. i'm a tortoise in life, low energy but out for the distance. my dog can mellow at home, but is up for a hike and a run. she is, probably, a little smarter and more physically capable than i was planning - but it's all made for a really good training experience so far.pia l;18264 said:hi , me and my sister want to get a puppy labrador each . i want a male and my sister a female. but we need to no if its better to train 2 males together or 1 male and 1 female.... plz help me ,thanks