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Categories: Playing With Your Dog , Puppy Training

Q. Can you maybe give me some advice about how I can teach my pup that playing with other people (me, my boyfriend and so on) is fun?
Dear Ed and Cindy,

14 days ago we picked up a GSD puppy (12 weeks). The dog is playing and playing... He runs around the house with his ball and his Kong but as soon you start to play with him he freeze and just stared at you. He is also not willing to play outside (walking is fine, meeting new people and new dogs is also not a problem and he is not scared for cars, buses, trains or whatever).

Can you maybe give me some advice about how I can teach him that playing with other people (me, my boyfriend and so on) is fun?

Nadine

A. If you want the puppy to play with you, then you need to pick up the toys and teach him to interact with you. He’s getting all his play satisfaction by himself right now.

I’d recommend the following:
Your Puppy 8 weeks to 8 Months
The Power of Training Dogs with Food
The Power of Playing Tug with your Dog
Advanced Concepts of Motivation

Playing outside will come with time and training, he needs to build a play relationship with you inside with no distractions first.

Cindy Rhodes
  
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