Honestly I am probably not the best person to answer this question....because I have a senior dog who still does this lol.
I would definitely have punished her for the hose/shovel ect attacking and screaming if I were raising her from a pup now. I would have NEVER kicked snow for her to play with when she was a year old! For whatever reason, she does not do this with brooms or vacuums so thank god for that..probably because she has always had strict rules about what type of play is not tolerated inside, and we just unequivocally don't do adrenaline play indoors
She is such a psycho I literally have to bathe her in a muzzle. There is not a mean bone in her body but she goes straight to biting the water with such force and intensity she pays absolutely no attention to where my hands are and has bitten me by accident before. And you could probably hit her with a 2x4 when she is in the zone and she wouldn't feel it. The only thing she respects when she goes there in her head is the e collar, so there might be some application there but I do believe there are some possible pitfalls using the e collar when a dog is in this adrenalized state.
My young dog whines, but not this kind of whine, and he is very receptive to corrections. I have corrected him with a sliplead and I have corrected him with a verbal correction, but with him it's more like a standing around and I'm bored/excited/whatever and he starts kinda singing. I am making good progress with him on everything except when he whines WHILE performing an obedience command. I have him front, tell him to finish left and he will often whine under his breath while he does it. Now if he did a lovely finish left and I praise it, I've also just praised the whining. But I'm not even sure this is applicable because the way he does it is so different than her. For instance, when I use toys with him he is totally silent, where she starts screaming the first glimpse she gets of the toy. so for him I started focusing on what was easy to isolate: when he whines during stationary position, I can correct it and it is clear what it is, and he stops whining so he gets it.
As for screaming during drivey work/training...I honestly don't know how to stop that. I WISH I did. Are there any quiet times you can isolate and reward when she is working, or she carries on constantly?
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