|10-11-2013 01:54 PM|
|Minnieski||I do all the feeding, training, etc., with both dogs. DH works a lot.|
|10-11-2013 12:09 PM|
|Hobie1||oh yea...who does the feeding? feeder gets the loyalty|
|10-11-2013 11:06 AM|
|Hobie1||regarding possessiveness, the dog doesn't recognize ur husband as pack member. husband needs to spend time walking, playing, training dog to gain his acceptance.|
|10-11-2013 10:58 AM|
He use to jump up, very gently mind you (he never put his body weight behind it). It was still a pain, children and old people didn't appreciate it and when he was filthy...brutal. So we turned it into "Give 10". He was allowed to place his paws in our two hands when we gave him the cue and now it has become one of his tricks
I should probably follow my own advice and teach him "quiet" as well... he is quite the mouth piece. lol
|10-11-2013 10:39 AM|
|Minnieski||That's a neat way to teach quiet! I never thought to do it that way!|
|10-11-2013 10:30 AM|
The first three concerns I have not personally had to deal with on any large scale so hopefully someone else can come along to offer suggestions for those. My only advice is to remove anything that he guards and feed him in a separate room or his crate until you get it sorted out.
As for teaching quiet I have always had a lot of success putting nuisance behaviours on cue and rewarding them. When they start barking call it "Bark", encourage and reward it for awhile...then when he barks and you didn't ask he gets nothing. Throws them for a loop so in his puzzlement he will stop barking and when he does..name it "Quiet" and treat him. Once he has the two separately start chaining them together.
|10-11-2013 09:20 AM|
Emerging issues - possesiveness?
Tanner turned three in February, and I've noticed an increase in a few of his behaviors. I would appreciate your help in identifying the behavior, and also any suggestions you have for modification.
1. If my husband hugs me or picks me up Tanner begins to cry, bark, circle, and lightly nip. It is worse if I laugh or squeal, but it even happened one night when I fell asleep on the couch and dh carried me to bed.
2. He has begun to guard objects and food around our other, older dog, growling at her, giving her eye, etc., even if she is just passing by.
3. He has always had very good obedience, but lately he has had "selective hearing." I've been stepping up the obedience, but it's weird for him to not listen.
4. If anyone has any suggestions on how to teach the "quiet" command I'd be super grateful. When someone comes to the door, I send both dogs to their pillows across the room, but Tanner continues to bark, and bark, and bark...
Thank you so much for your help!