Other family members and training
How does everyone deal with the human family members in the household that don't have the time or the knowledge to train the dog? It's universally accepted that everyone in the family should enforce training and rules but what if someone in the family doesn't have the time?
Anyone have any experience with this? How is the training set up in your house?
For me, I am the main trainer, handler, companion, playmate, etc. with my dogs. One of my dogs is old and she is well behaved and super submissive and will listen to all my family members. But they took no part in the training, I did all the training and behaviorial work and somewhere down the road, she learned her place in our pack and she just doesn't bark at any of us, growl, nothing. Anyone in my family can tell her "outside" and she will walk outside with a smile on her face.
Just curious how it's going for everyone else. My puppy is being trained by me and she is doing great. just turned 10 weeks, she knows sit, down, eye contact, sit and eye contact at every door, off. She still has trouble with OFF and takes her a while before she'll give up a toy but she's pretty young.
She walks perfectly fine with minor leash tugs and doesn't run around me or bite my legs, or snap at me. But I know all the techniques to redirect, to correct, praise, etc.
When she is with another family member, she turns into a different dog. Bites, snaps, chews at the leash, growls at them, will come into their space and jump and take the food from their hand. She doesn't do that with me and understands if anything is near me or in my hands, it's off limits.
Kind of wondering how this might pan out when she's older. The training is always continual and will be done by me and I'm hoping that after she gets older, more socialized and "tame", she will respond well to other family members.
Would love to hear some stories from everyone.. did you train your dogs yourself? Did someone in the family help or take part? How did it turn out? Was it a puppy to adult or a rescue? Etc. etc.