Re: very overprotective gsd,help
Stop allowing your dog on the bed. He can have his own bed or a crate in the bedroom, but even that may be pushing it (bosses have the best spots). It is best to keep him out of the bedroom because access control is a major deal when it comes to privileges. As a leader, you can go anywhere in the house you want. As a subordinate, your dog should have less access because clearly it thinks it's boss, so it must be convinced of the opposite!
It is also time to be as strict as your hubby and expect more. Have regular training sessions every day, 10-15 minutes, so Smokey can get used to obeying you and taking direction from you in a fun way (keep it motivational but use corrections as necessary). It's always best when EVERYONE in the household treats the dog the same. In mine, I am the clear boss with Renji. He respects me very well and he does respect my fiance, but not nearly as much. The leadership communication is thus unclear which creates problems for all of us. If we were all on the same leadership page, I'm sure the issues we have with Renji would be much better! He's a work in progress, but it gets better every day. I tell you this so that you're aware that fixing leadership issues is not an overnight solution despite what folks like Cesar Millan would have you think!
Renji - 6 y/o M GSD x chow rescue
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