Originally Posted by JPuckett1989
But I noticed today with sadie when I was outside,if I used a more firm and loud,not yelling but louder than you would talk to someone,that she responded more quickly and better than usual.
It could have been as simple as the fact that she was
outside ... and there were more distractions.
Many times puppies (or adult rescue dogs) are first trained indoors (or in a quiet yard, maybe even one with a privacy fence) and they comply perfectly ... but then it becomes a completely different ballgame once distractions are added into the mix! They (puppies and dogs) often need additional training to comply when distractions are present. I'm thinking that may have been it, since you distinctly mentioned that you first noticed this while outside.
You don't need to yell to teach distraction-resistance ... just need to teach her to focus on YOU instead of all the nifty distractions outside.