Proper "re-homing" for our new dog

This is a forum for bonding with your fellow Dogsters about the traits, quirks and idiosyncrasies of your favorite breed. Please remember that there are absolutely no animal sales or requests for studding or breeding allowed on our sites. All posts and interactions should be in the spirit of Dogster's Community Guidelines and should be fun, friendly and informational. Enjoy!


Member Since
Barked: Thu May 10, '12 10:13am PST 
I know we need the basics for our new girl, Heidi. She was raised in birth home 14 months, kenneled w siglings almost exclusively. I am teaching her "come" and "house" to enter doghouse, and pack order. when she doesn't want to "come" she circles. How aggresivly should I pursue her - I dont want to chase, but I want her to obey EACH time. It seems that if I pursue, it could give her power over me and teach her to run from me. But if I treat her like a sheep and DO pursue, maybe she will respond better.
What should I do?