Guest Tuxi Posted June 13, 2016 Share Posted June 13, 2016 I adopted a greyhound cross about 3 months ago. She is now 10 months old and the most mischievous dog I have ever known. But I have fallen in love with her in spite of this. She is very good natured and a real gentle sweetheart. However, I am struggling with her training. I have never owned a greyhound before. I have another dog who is a boxer x border collie and training him was so easy. He thrived on pleasing me and was very food motivated. However Lexi is the complete opposite. She is stubborn, independent and not very food motivated. Initially I thought her sit, lie down, paw and stay - just through treats and positive reinforcement and she was fast enough to catch onto these. But after a while she just wasn't all that bothered anymore and would only do them when it suited her - no matter how nice the reward was. So then I thought I might try clicker train her. Her attention span is like 10 seconds so I thought this would help her. She didn't take to it at all like I had hoped. I had to attach a long line to her, even in the house because she just walked off after a minute or 2 - she shows absolutely no enthusiasm towards it - no matter how fun I try to make it, even bringing toys into the training - nope, no interest there either. Often if I ask her to do a trick and have a nice bit of chicken etc she will just back off and the more persistent I am, the more she backs off and gets a bit scared. And its not as though I am being over the top or threatening in any way etc. I will often come down to her level to do the tricks too to help her but again her attention span is so short. Any other tips on how I could get more out of our training sessions? or how I could get her more enthusiastic etc? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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