I only have a few minutes till puppy play time...
A kind breeder returned my e-mail to first confirm that Mama is a German Shepherd, not a Belgian Malnois.
The important inform he shared was telling me several simple commands in German. Well, to our surprise she responds to
we have not yet tried the others because mama is a retriever Extraordinaire.
Actually it is something you have to see. She brings this old blue rubber toy bone to me, then stands right foot raised about 2 inches off the ground- some kind of waiting stance. I threw it and she took off running over her own puppies.
Her intensity of concentration or fixation if you will is something I have never seen.
The problem is I have yet to find a word to tell her to relax and she will continue to return the toy over and over.. and over.... placing it on the outside chair then looking at me, following me to the washing machine she stood up and dropped it into the washer! I had to fish it out as Mama was ready to jump onto the washer and go fishing herself
I am sure she has a pre trained routine but I do not know what it is.
MaMa is clearly highly intelligent and agile. I just cant believe that her owner is not looking for her. (sigh)
The pups are all doing beautifully!
IF anyone knows anything about training and commands please leave a message or e-mail me.