Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by golden101, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. golden101 Member

    i own one Golden Retriever. I love cooking.
    I love training dogs. I love my dog alot but she can get annoying like most puppies.(y)

  2. bekah1001 Honored Member

    She is so cute! Are you having training problems with her? Sometimes the puppy stages are a little trouble but a bit of training goes a long way!!!
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  3. golden101 Member

    thanks she is very smart but does have trouble doing things when we want her to do them. She is has a mind of her own and is sometimes defiant even though i heard goldens are people pleasers.
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  4. Dogster Honored Member

    Welcome!!!! What a cute picture!!!!:love: What are you training your dog??? What's your dog's name???? If you love training dogs then you've come to the right place!!!!:D
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  6. golden101 Member

    My dogs name is scarlett and i am training her to roll over, shake and many other things!:D:p
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  7. bekah1001 Honored Member

    Do you use a clicker?
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  8. jackienmutts Honored Member

    Aww, Scarlett is adorable! I always say ... it's a good thing puppies are cute, huh? :LOL: They can be a handful - but they grow up so fast, enjoy her puppyhood while you can. Goldens are definitely people-pleasers, but keep in mind, puppies are trying to find their way in the world, trying to learn what it is we want and expect of them, trying to learn to read our body language, learn about lots of new sights, sounds, smells, textures, etc - basically learn to live in the world we humans thrust upon them. She's also developing her own mind, so being "defiant", well, kinda, but once you learn to work with it (instead of against it), it gets easier. Feel free to ask any questions or discuss any issues you may be having - most of us have 'been there, done that' and may be able to lend some suggestions, and at least some good moral support. :)
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  9. golden101 Member

    Yes i am using a clicker and thank you so much for the advice. Ya'll are all so friendly and i will be takening you up on your offer for advice later.:p
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  10. Mr-Remington Experienced Member

    Welcome to DTA! Scarlett is adorable! :)
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  12. golden101 Member

    Scarlett is doing very well and will be graduating next week!
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  13. tigerlily46514 Honored Member

    //"She is has a mind of her own and is sometimes defiant even though i heard goldens are people pleasers."//

    How old is this baby dog?
    How long have you had this baby dog?

    My dog is full grown adult dog.
    He does not always do the trick i ask.
    sometimes, (most often) it is cuz i have not yet fully trained Buddy to be able to do that trick,even amidst distractions. He might be able to do that trick just fine,
    when it is only he and i, in a quiet room.:D
    but, doing the trick at a birthday party, is another matter.
    doing the trick well, when he is in the middle of playing chase this kid, is another matter.

    It takes a dog a little while to truly KNOW a trick. Just cuz dog did trick on Tuesday and Wednesday, might not mean the dog reeeeeally knows the trick super well. It takes time, really, to get that trick in their mind solid like a rock.

    If i haven't done a certain trick with Buddy lately, he's likely to be rusty on it.:rolleyes:
    If i haven't done much training with Buddy for a few days, he is harder to get to pay attention.:LOL:
    If he is being hyper and spazzy and needs to go run around, i know that is not the best time to try to get Buddy to do anything very tedious.

    My particular dog also dislikes repetition. My dog will do a trick great, but, if i ask him same ol trick,
    over and over too many times in a row,:cautious: he might zone out on me. He gets bored easy.

    ALL DOGS ARE UNIQUE!!!! As you get to really know your dog, you will know which times, which things, make it harder for your dog to do certain things. Your list of things/times that make it hard for your dog to pay attention, or to do a trick well,
    might be completely different than my list is.;)

    sometimes, my dog is just toooo distracted, by all the world around him, to do a trick at that moment.
    for my dog, It's not he is "defiant".
    It is he is a dog.:ROFLMAO:

    well, wait, i can observe, if i have been giving my dog what HE wants, (running, outdoor free time, exercise, playtimes, stuff to do so he is content and not hyped up with unspent energy)
    THEN he IS more likely to give me what i want....seems like.

    dogs are like that. Their lil doggie brains are not just like OUR brains. A breeze going by can have brain-exploding scents on it, that WE are oblivious to. Dogs hear things we do not even hear at all, and things important to a dog (like a movement in that bush over there!) are not even slightly noticed by US.

    Getting ANY dog, even an ADULT dog, to perform tricks perfectly, every single time,
    is a pretty tall order that few dogs can meet.

    Puppies have even shorter attention spans than adult dogs, usually. How long are you asking your dog to pay attention?
    How long are you lessons??? How often does your puppy get a lesson?
    Maybe, til you and your dog get tricks-training nailed down, maybe for this dog at this time, maybe only one or two tricks at a time is good way to get started......????

    get easier
    and easier
    and boy, have you found the right spot to get even better at learning how to do train dogs!!!
    WELCOME !!
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  14. tigerlily46514 Honored Member


    How old is your baby dog?
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  15. golden101 Member

    she is 4 months.
    i will post pictures soon
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  16. tigerlily46514 Honored Member

    oh, it's an infant baby dog!! awwww, i bet she is TOOO CUUUUTE!!!!
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  17. Dogster Honored Member

    Awwwww!!!! She must be ADORABLE!!!!:love:
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