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Using name to call

Discussion in 'Bull Terrier Training' started by bodichi, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. bodichi

    bodichi Puppy


    Thanks for this great resource, so far alot of the advice has been great. Let me give a little history about myself and Rupert. My fiance and I brought him home at 7 weeks old. He weighed 7 pounds and was all brindle with only white on his chest. I have not had a dog (or any pet) for 20 years so I bought a book.

    Right now he is 12 weeks old adn weighs 17 lbs. He can do sit, shake, we are still working on down but he can jump on command and will fetch (but wont give it up when he brings it back.

    He has done very, very well with crate training so far and hasnt had any accidents in over a week (knock on wood). We always try to get him up at the same time every day and to bed at the same time very night, feed him at the same time and take him out side about every three hours or when ever he goes to the door.

    So far I have been very happy with him except for he will not recognize his name. Nothing i can do will get him to come when I call his name, and he loves sit and shake so much if I call him with a treet he runs to me, then sits, with out even me saying any thing. I am an extreme novice so any help is appreciated.

    As an aside, he is never aggresive to anyone (so far) and has only growled at a puppy chiuaua who I think He thinks was a rat...
  2. Mollie's Nana

    Mollie's Nana Krypto Super Dog Staff Member

    It will take a while before he recognizes his name. What you can do is, get some treats and say his name, every time he looks at you when you say his name, give him a treat. :) It won't take long before he realizes what his name is.
  3. Hucklebutt

    Hucklebutt Banned Back Yard Breeder

    i agree with mollie. stand in front of him and say his name, and give him a treat. than move away and say his name and give a treat. repitition is key. and please post some pictures of your puppy!!
  4. Mollie's Nana

    Mollie's Nana Krypto Super Dog Staff Member

    You could also use the clicker in this training. Say his name and ever time he looks at you click then treat. Great way to incorporate the clicker training. ;)
  5. AmberABCg

    AmberABCg Puppy

    I don't know if this applies to you, but keep in mind that a 12 wk old pup has a limited understanding of our vocabulary. While I talk to my dogs, talk to others when around my dogs, and talk on the phone often, I repeat my dogs names ALL of the time. "Heather, get DOWN". "Tater, get your nose out of there". "Tot, get off of the couch"....LOL

    You might try limiting your verbal interaction with him and focus on saying his name. I also recommend the treats and positive reinforcement when he makes eye contact upon hearing his name!

    Good luck!

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