Treatment Type: Training Techniques
Rated for: Shetland Sheepdog
Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, United States
Posted Jun. 18, 2018
Socialization is healthy and necessary for a close-knit bond with your puppy. You are more than just their "owner", you are also their friend, their playmate, their provider and their teacher.
We taught our female Shetland sheepdog puppy how to do tricks and play games with us. We also taught her how to fetch, sit, lie down, roll over, come when called, and stand up on her hind legs. She also learned the names of our family members and we could tell her to go get one of us and she would go find that person. She was very responsive, never growled or barked unless someone came to the door, and was obedient almost all the time. She even rode well in the car.
She was mainly an indoor dog, but she enjoyed being outside as well. She didn't jump up on people either and was very friendly to people who came to visit.
This is because we used patience, consistency, and positive reinforcement while training and teaching her and we started when she was only about 8 pr 9 weeks old.