wow well Remington is 5months old already! And yes as all you seasoned puppy owners know that's about the time they start wondering "hey why do I alway do what she tells me??". No Remi has been pretty good...but lately he has been getting a lot less reliable on his recalls and has been practicing his "selective hearing". Just thought I would seek some tried and true tricks of the trade here. I want to keep his attention and keep it fun for him but at the same time he also has to listen when it's not going to be "always fun" either.
What should I do, what shouldn't I do...I have to keep myself focused too Thanks
You are entering the age when I always say my dog has the puppy stupids (the teenage years). Some days they do great and others, well.... Anyway, you need to just shore up your patience and continue with consistent and fun training. They do eventually outgrow this phase. It really depends on the dog I think as to how long it takes. If you are consistent in your training though you will get through it. Just remember short, fun and consistent for all training. No drilling. Oh and did I mention patience....
Heres a recent picture of the five month old rascal himself!