I want some opinions on this. A friend of mine has asked me to take in a pup from his last litter that he feels is show quality. I do agree for the most part. Of course with a 7 month old GSP their parts are not always in proportion etc. We just got him in today (Saturday) at about 4pm so he has only been here about 3 hours. So far he is settling in well with the other dogs. I tried to take him into my training room to see what he knows. He knows SIT really really well. Almost too well. As anytime I put my hand under his hind end he tucks it. I am sure he doesn't like me touching his boy parts right now.
So what I did to start to teach him to stand was take a treat right in front of his nose and tell him to stand and than put my arm under his belly area so to be mouthing the treat his back end would be in a somewhat stack position and his front end was nice and straight and the entire time he was like this I just said Stand and good boy. Had him do this for a few second and then would get the treat. We did this about 5 times.
Any other opinions on a older pup GSP who knows sit really well in teaching them to stand? Or should I just keep doing this and work on improvement every day? Is he old enough to work this for 10 minutes or so twice a day or is that already pushing it for his age?
All the other dogs I have taught to stack have been younger when we brought them in so I could use a table with the back feet almost hanging off technique but he is too big for the table.
Thanks for the feedback and I will get pictures in the next couple days. Might not be stacked ones though!