|10-08-2013 10:43 PM|
|10-08-2013 10:39 PM|
sounds cute but i don't think you're teaching him not to get into
things. i think you're teaching him if he gets into something he gets
|10-08-2013 10:25 PM|
|rgrey||Griz steals Munchkins toys-she then chases him through the house screaming "mine". Then she steals his toys and he chases her, barking. Its like having two human kids rather than one human and one furball.|
|10-07-2013 11:13 PM|
|Daisy&Lucky's Mom||Daisy used to bring me shoes ,remotes and other things when she needed a chewie. They do train us so well.|
|10-07-2013 10:27 PM|
Haha! Our lab always brings us stuff when he wants attention. We tried ignoring him, but then he just settled down to eat it. Eventually we ended up having to catch him in the act of picking things up and reprimanding him then, plus we taught him to find his bone and bring that instead lol!
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|10-07-2013 10:13 PM|
LOL, I have to laugh because this is EXACTLY how I trained my Italian Greyhound, Zelda.
One time she was standing on the coffee table, barking at me because she wanted a treat (hey, it's an IG, they stand on tables). I told her to knock it off, so she jumped off the table, ran into my bedroom, came back with a sandal, and dropped it at my feet. She was very proud of herself. I had to laugh, and yes, I had to give her a treat. And then I shut the bedroom door.
You know, if that's the worst thing my dog does, then I think I'm doing just fine.
|10-07-2013 10:08 PM|
Creating the sweetest monster
I have no idea if this is a good thing or bad thing: Kaiser gets in to stuff he shouldn't but instead of hiding and enjoying his prize he comes trotting to me to show what he found. The other dogs hide upstairs whenever they steal something.
Whenever Kaiser has something he shouldn't I'll use a treat to get him to give it up. We basically trade. My thinking is that it would be easier to get things away from him when he shouldn't have it. For instance, lately he's decided my daughter's shoes are interesting.
I guess it worked. Positive reinforcement appears to work. Sometimes too blasted well. Kaiser loves paper towels. He constantly takes them and then tears them apart. I think he also eats some of them too. So today I trade him for the paper towel. I take it along with some other stuff to the trash cans in the garage. when I get back in to my office, Kaiser stuffs his head in my trash can pulls out this piece of junk mail and comes trotting over to me and sits. I'm like "are you kidding me?" and he's like "no, I'd like another treat please."
Now he is bringing me shoes, I'm trading with him by tossing his ball for him. I know I'm a bad person for throwing the ball inside but what am I supposed to do?