Training a German Shepherd/Husky Mix Dog

January 21, 2008

Here is my German Shepherd/Husky mix. He is 3 months old now, and it appears the bottom half of his ears have gone up, but not the rest. I know some mixes have the ears already up due to more Husky in them, but this little guy is pretty much half-and half.

I am wondering, is there anyone here (Shepherd or mix) that has a picture of the ears halfway up? I want to know that I am just not blindly hoping it is them trying to rise.

Also, we are not bringing our pup to training. Some things he picks up quickly, but he just will NOT learn to 'stay' and 'lay down'. We do it over and over, with treats, and show him how, but he is so treat-crazy he does for that instead of listening. Any tips?


schubunny from New Brunswick, Canada


November 10, 20130 found this helpful
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As far as training goes, it's easy peasy with any dog, as long as you find the treats that motivates him! I had a dog once who'd do anything for dried apricots! It might take time to find out, but once you do, you will see your pup all but backflip for you!


As far as the ears go, don't get your hopes up. His ears might stand up or might very well stay half floppy! With mixed breed dogs, you never know what you're getting because it's never set!

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I was just wondering if anyone can give me some tips about training my puppy she is 7 months old and from what I have heard she has had at least 4 owners already. She is a Husky German Shepherd cross.

I've had a Staffy Bull cross Pit Bull before and she was very stubborn to train, but after 3 years of constant training I managed to get her there. I mean that dog was very hard to train and chewing things. I don't think that many people have returned home to find their waste pipe from their toilet ripped out twice along with the rest of my house.

The point I'm trying to make is I persisted because I believe strongly a dog is for life. With this dog she was slightly trained, but she is trying to establish who is alpha at the moment and will take a bit of prompting before she sits. I am also using a clicker with training and have introduced a nose harness for walking due to her being a puller. The only difference I have come across so far is the grooming as this is my first long haired dog. We have wire brushes and grooming gloves. She gets brushed every day, but has anyone found any products better than others?


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You have a hyper dog who is high energy. The dog needs lots of space outdoors to work out that energy to bring calmness when indoors. Only when the dog is calmer can training begin. I once owned a pup that chewed on everything it shouldn't; keyboard cord on computer, shoes, socks, and dog toys never lasted long with him. Then he settled down when we got a second dog and they played well together and the chewing stopped.


They took walks together with us and had bonded well. Your dog may be lonely when you are not home and feeling stressed out. Provide more physical activities in the dog's daily life and a playmate. This dog does not like being left alone, nor can it be trusted until bad habits cease.

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Here is my German Shepherd/Husky mix. He is 3 months old now, and it appears the bottom half of his ears have gone up, but not the rest. I am wondering, is there anyone here (Shepherd or mix) that has a picture of the ears halfway up?

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