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Our current rescue spotlight is:|
Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue!
Join date : 2015-06-10
Location : Garland, Texas
|Subject: Name!!!! Argh!!!!!! Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:26 pm|| |
Ok so Riley my now 13 week and three day old male husky will not answer to his name for the life of me. I think at times he gets it and then no, just no. I realize he is still young but being my first husky I'm looking for advice and suggestions!
Join date : 2013-06-14
Location : Missouri
Join date : 2015-06-03
|Subject: Re: Name!!!! Argh!!!!!! Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:55 am|| |
dont be too stressed, 13 weeks is still young. his name is just something he will understand. i agree with what jenn has posted but the approach i took was to say my dogs name first 'loki, sit' -- 'loki, come' -- 'loki, time to go out'. thinking of it in our terms, my full attention isnt on anyone directly unless they call my name first.
Join date : 2015-02-28
Location : Michigan
|Subject: Re: Name!!!! Argh!!!!!! Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:44 pm|| |
When I was teaching mine his name, I started by just holding a treat or piece of food in front of him, then bringing it up between my eyes. When he was looking at my face I would say yes and give him the treat. Then I started drawing my empty hand to my face and rewarding him from my other hand when he would look at my face. Eventually I started pairing his name with the movement of my hand, faded out the hand, and if he would look at me when I said his name he got a treat. He is pretty good with his name now. The only time he doesn't respond is if he is just more interested in something else, which is pretty frequently
- but on those occasions I know he hears me, he just doesn't want to listen, because he won't listen to any commands if he is particularly distracted.
I found it was something I had to actively teach him instead of hoping he just picked up on it. It didn't take long using that method though. He probably picked it up in a week, and now if he is in another room and hears me say his name he will at least look around the corner to see what I want.
Join date : 2015-06-10
Location : Garland, Texas
|Subject: Re: Name!!!! Argh!!!!!! Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:04 pm|| |
Great feedback! Thanks all for your help. Now if I can just get him to eat somewhat normally and stop doin his biz in the house lol. All in baby steps.
Join date : 2014-08-18
Location : Terlingua, Texas
|Subject: Re: Name!!!! Argh!!!!!! Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:26 pm|| |
Hey John, Welcome!
from the Big Bend region of our great state.
Since I have two dogs here, I have to agree with Twister and Jay Yo, when you're talking to him, call his name first. Eventually he'll relate that sound to something you want from him.
With my two it's funny, if I say "SET
" they both set. If I say "Avalanche, Set" or "Sasha, Set" the one I'm calling will do what I want. He will eventually know who he is....
Join date : 2012-12-15
|Subject: Re: Name!!!! Argh!!!!!! Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:01 pm|| |
My 5 years old boy don't reckon his name when he is out, shame XP
|Subject: Re: Name!!!! Argh!!!!!! || |
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