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Old 01-17-2011, 03:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OK so my wife is pulling her hair out my 5 month old GSD will run away from her at the drop of a hat and she cant figgure out why, she is the one who takes the dog to training classes and is home with her most of the time practicing excercizing and i travel about every other week for my job but when im home the dog listens to my every command and never leaves our yard ...... any ideas comments suggestions would be a great help
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Is the dog running away playfully? Your dog probably thinks it's a fantastic game, especially if your wife chases her.
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Old 01-17-2011, 04:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yes unfortunatly she chases after her after me telling her time and time again that that is not what she should be doing....
my thought was to have the dog drag a long lead behind her and as she starts running away my wife steps on it and turns her back so the dog doesnt know it was her who corrected her but thinks that the running too far brought on a correction from some where.....
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Dragging the lead would be a solution but ultimately your wife will have to stop chasing and playing the game. She can run in the opposite direction to get the puppy to follow her but that's a temporary fix too. The pup will have to learn recall while your wife keeps her feet planted!
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ok so now how do i train my wife? lol the dog recalls to me on a sprint almost 100% of the time (she is a puppy with A.D.D.) but with my wife she turns around and looks at her like " if i ad a middle finger i would flip you off" and goes on her way
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If I were your wife, I'd be pretty frustrated with your pup's behavior, especially since she is the one doing a lot of the daily work/training. And then to have your dog obey you perfectly, LOL, I can see why she's upset! Is there any chance your wife's frustrations are evident to the puppy? That's the only way I can fathom the difference in who she obeys.

Can you implement NILIF and have your wife start treating your dog that way? Also, make the reward for coming (when your wife does it) HUGE!!!

That's all I can think of, I hope others chime in with more help.
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tell your wife to turn and run away from the pup -- she'll probably be chased.

Sounds like the pup has trained your wife to play a 'great' game.
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thnk you all so much and please keep the suggestions comming
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Old 01-17-2011, 08:04 PM   #9 (permalink)
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tell your wife to turn and run away from the pup -- she'll probably be chased.

Sounds like the pup has trained your wife to play a 'great' game.

Heidi likes to play that game too. I chase her. Then I run away and she chases me. I run around one side of the pool (which is frozen solid in North East PA!!!) and she runs around the other side to cut me off. Then I might hide behind something and wait for her to come looking.

Fortunately, she's old enough that her recall is pretty good and she knows when we're playing and when she needs to come running to me RIGHT NOW ;-) That did not happen overnight.

Good luck with your little one.
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