by susie on 29 August 2018 - 19:08
In case the OP is still following this thread: I took a look at the pedigree links you gave us. Your dog is the offspring of dogs out of a lot of European countries/bloodlines/show/working.
Without parents no choice to find a "goal" in this breeding, but the grandparents already don't seem to have been choosen by certain criterias.
Can't have been conformation, may not have been working ability.
I guess (!) it was "breeding two dogs of the same breed", just because they were available...
All of this doesn't tell us anything about the working ability of your pup, but I guess (at least hope) even a first time dog owner is intelligent enough to see the difference between fear and protectiveness in a dog/puppy.
The more insecureness the more important wiĺl be structure/routine.
Obedience = distraction from the source of fear + security, based on learned patterns.
A genetically sound puppy should overcome the (important) lack of socialisation during weeks 7 -12, a genetically fearful pup will have major problems,
but well trained even the genetically fearful pup may be able to protect you (bark, bite on low distance, at home, on leash) later on - depends on you and your training.
That's by far not as much as a genetically sound dog will be able to do (again:with proper training), but normally good enough for normal life...
Right now I'd concentrate on building leadership, making the pup believe nothing horrible can happen with me, the owner, at the end of the leash.
Structure and success, no bad surprises for the next couples of months...
Good luck! In case you like your pup it's worth the effort.
by astrovan2487 on 29 August 2018 - 19:08
You are doing a good job as a first time dog owner trying to educate yourself. I think it's extremely important to find a good experienced trainer that you trust and stick with their training program. (Maybe the trainer you have already fits that)
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