Is your German Shepherd troubling you by being a door-dasher?
A door dasher GSD will become very troublesome as it will try to escape every time guests arrive at home. It is a natural instinct of a GSD to run to the other side of the door. This happens because many GSDs feel that they are in the wrong place and they have the urge to dash out the door.
Your GSD’s behavior of running out the door whenever someone visits can be very harmful for the dog as it may injure itself. Moreover, it is dangerous for the visitor(s) as well.
When you train your dog to stay away from a certain area or room, it might not enter the place in your presence but will try to break the rules in your absence.
This happens because the dog has a curiosity to enter a particular room.
This can cause a lot of problem especially when you open the door for guests or visitors. The dogs that are door dashers usually get overly excited to run out the door. They jump through the door and many times they knock-out a person or two in the attempt.
When the dog escapes outside, it has many threats to its life. It can run into a car or slip on the snow. To put a stop to this behavior in GSDs, one must train to stay in a particular place. The best way to do so is to make use of your body language, voice and hand signals.
A GSD will dash out the door every time it sees an opportunity.
The outside world seems interesting to dogs and that’s why they want to escape. It might be exciting for the dog to run freely but is extremely dangerous for it. A loose GSD running on the road could scare other people, run into a car, chase or fight with other animals, injure someone, etc.
The best way is to start training your dog to stay inside the home when it is just a puppy. The exercise is simple but requires consistency. Below are the guidelines to train your dog to stay inside the house.
This is an effective exerciser that will train your GSD to stay inside the house or prevent it from dashing out the door without your permission. So, the next time someone leaves the door open, your dog will seek for your permission to run through the door. You can do this to mark different areas of your home that your dog isn’t allowed to enter.
Many owners want their GSDs to stay away from their children’s room or the kitchen. By setting an invisible barrier, you are prohibiting your GSD from entering a room or area that it is not allowed to enter. The training exercise also helps when you take your dog outdoors.
To train your GSD to obey you, you will first need to establish a strong bond with it. Your newly bought GSD pup or dog won’t follow your commands unless it is absolutely comfortable with you. Create a bond with your dog and once it is comfortable around you, start training it to obey you. Below are some tips to make the training process more effective.
Who doesn’t like freedom? Your GSD is probably thinking the same way when it sees an open door. Take help from obedience training exercises to prevent your dog from dashing out the door. You can also purchase check our other posts on GSD training.
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