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Old 12-05-2013, 07:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
Harry and Lola
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You sound experienced and imo doing the right thing with him. The things you have described, to me sound as though he is dominant, with the peeing on things and jumping up on you, and also through no fault of his, he has just worked out that he will do what he wants when he wants. I think consistent obedience training, your other dogs good manners and clear rules and boundaries will help you to help him. With the crinkling of the treat bag, I have used this when mine were young and also when they were going through that 'teenage defiant' age, and worked quite well.
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if your GSD is eating and eating and eating and losing weight - please consider testing for EPI.

http://www.epi4dogs.com/epiinsnapshots.htm
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