hi I got my 1&1/2 year old lab/shepherd mix female from humane society for 2 monthes now. She's very obedient and good when she's indoor, she can retrieve, sit, stay, search and she's housebroken.

BUT! when she got outside of the house, she's wild. She will get completely distracted by the surrounding: pull on leash, chase squirrel/bird, no heeling, so i can pretty much forget letting her off-leash or do "fetch"(she would ignore the ball). I tried choke chain but still the same. When i take it off she will run wild again.

ppl said it's b/c she's still young and she would be ok after passing
2 years old mark. But i see an extremely obedient 6 month old germanshepherd can go unleashed in the park no problem. Wonder how to do that?
I do let her out a lot, twice a day walking around the community and also the park, and i do bike her a lot and run her till tired. But i can't let her off-leashed running alongside and do fetching, which is my goal for her.
any idea?
hi I got my 1&1/2 year old lab/shepherd mix female from humane society for 2 monthes now. She's very obedient ... the ball). I tried choke chain but still the same. When i take it off she will run wild again.

- Mind you I am no expert but here is what I did when I got my 1.5 year old dog.
I trained a "look at me" command, by awarding her when she focused on me.. you can use toys, treats etc for getting that attention. You can also try a halti, as it will give you more control over her head. Work on bullet proof sit, stay down, come etc. An obedience class will be of help here for you.
I couldn't let my dog off the lead until I was absolutely sure that she would come when I called her, so I got a long line for her. The long line provided her with the opportunity to let of a bit of steam while I still had a hold on her. It is also a good way of working on the "come" command as you are sure that she can't blow you off as you are still at the other end of the rope.
Lone
hi I got my 1&1/2 year old lab/shepherd mix female from humane society for 2 monthes now. She's very obedient ... retrieve, sit, stay, search and she's housebroken. BUT! when she got outside of the house, she's wild. She will get

It is too much stimulation for her, all at once, and dogs don't generalize like we do. So for her, all those commands only have meaning in an indoor setting, and it is up to you to teach her that they mean the same thing outdoors.If you know that you have a solid command (Sit for example), start off by having her away from the door but some place where she can see the door, and put her in a sit with the door slightly ajar. Work towards lessening the distance to the door OR having the door open more and more, but not both at the same time. How fast you can push her is something that will be determined by how much progress she makes. If she can hold the sit with the door wide open while she is at the threshhold, your next step would be to get her to sit while just outside the door.

Any time she regresses, take a step back. BTW, when you're just starting to work outdoors, find spaces that offer the least amount of distractions (not too many people, critters, etc.) and work towards getting her to listen in increasingly distracting environments. You might also need to use extra special treats (for example) to make sure that you keep her focus on you and not on her environment.

Finally, not all dogs are reliable off-leash. Sometimes despite enormous amounts of time and effort put into it. If your pup is really a Lab/Shepherd mix, this most likely won't be a problem, but it is something to keep in mind.
Suja
thanks guys, I will try it on her.