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My dog doesn't know her name yet. But she will answer to "NO, STOP IT. and GOT OUT OF THERE"!
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She's cute. More likely, she's responding to your tone rather than the actual words you are saying.

Teaching her her name is pretty easy, actually. All you need are her and a handful of small, yummy treats... say her name, give a treat, say her name, give a treat, repeating until all the treats are gone. Do that several times a day, and before you know it, she will learn her name.
 

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She's cute. More likely, she's responding to your tone rather than the actual words you are saying.

Teaching her her name is pretty easy, actually. All you need are her and a handful of small, yummy treats... say her name, give a treat, say her name, give a treat, repeating until all the treats are gone. Do that several times a day, and before you know it, she will learn her name.
Yes I think you are right. But at this point treats don't seem to mean much to her. But I need to try harder. ;)
Oh, btw...her name is Junebug.
 

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She’s such a cutie!
I agree with the member above. She’s probably responding to the tone of your voice more so than what you’re actually saying. We tend to lower/raise our voices when we’re disciplining compared to just calling our dog’s name.
Both of mine honestly had their names down within a couple days/week. My oldest in my picture, had hers down within a week. My youngest that I just got, two days. I just kept saying it repeatedly when I would pet them. Do that soft little baby talk with them while saying their names. Calling them when I would take them outside (even on the leash). Their names are Finley-Grae and Oakley. Maybe you can start with saying June or Junie. Then move to Junebug. I honestly call Finley so many different names at this point, Finley-Grae, Finley, Finny, Finny-Winny, Leaf Floof. She responds to all of them. That might help you if she’s not a super big fan of treats.
 

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She seems to be responding to her name now. About Time. LOL And I hope I'm not speaking too soon, but I think she is now trained.
 

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Remember that she's still a baby puppy! Puppies don't even have full physical control of their bladder and bowels until at least six months, and skills like impulse control take even longer, so don't set your expectations too high. She's going to be going through a lot of physical and mental growth and changes as she matures, and setbacks in potty training, trained behaviors, and life skills are totally normal. My youngest is just over two now, and I'd say I'm only now seeing his adult brain grow in. Granted, he's relatively slow to mature, but I wanted to be sure you know what to expect, so you aren't too discouraged if she has some totally normal hiccups or setbacks in the coming months!
 
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