|12-10-2013 11:06 AM|
Some dogs are harder than others. Especially the smarter ones. You may have to find a round about way of teaching this dog NO, or use another tactic like what motivates him.
It's always a challenge to get inside a dogs head to try and find out what makes an individual dog 'tick'
|12-10-2013 10:56 AM|
I appreciate everyone's advise! I Thank You!
As I said originally, in over twenty five years of owning and raising dogs, I have never had a problem with teaching the word "no". Typically, aside from their name, "no" is one of the first things they learn. This pup is different - he is a very hard dog!!! He has had his fair share of "time-outs" in his kennel over just "no". I have scoured the Internet looking for similar cases, spent countless hours reading, I have found nothing remotely close.
Before we got him, I spent months reading/preparing as I had not raised a pup in eight years, I felt a refresher was needed. Our other dogs had a two month long refresher-boot-camp in preparation for the new pup. I believe this needs to be taken up a notch or two...I just don't know how.
|12-10-2013 09:34 AM|
Playing with Kong. She comes and drops it in my lap after she has my attention. She will then go sit in the dining room waiting for me to throw it.
If I ignore her and don't throw it, she will either sit there and wait awhile to see if i change my mind, or go do something else.
|12-10-2013 09:28 AM|
Oh How Cute! jk.
We put the toy away when ours bothered us to play, and the behaviour is much better. Not completely gone(I actually like it because he wedges the toy and part of his head between my feet or legs and holds on to it at the same time ) but he does it a lot less and also stops when we tell him.
|12-10-2013 07:17 AM|
|12-10-2013 06:04 AM|
I have nothing really constructive to add here. Mr. Winners seems to have it nailed down.
I think he is likely very intelligent and bored. I've said it before and I'll say it again, there is nothing worse than a bored German Shepherd. When ours got bored she would act out like this. Usually by taking the big tug rope, the one with the knots in it and come whack me in the legs with it. Step in the water bowl, drop toys in the water bowl, Butt bump my office chair among other things.
Usually a good game of tug or some Frisbee time outside would cure this for her. She did this until the day she passed. I always thought eventually she would calm. Nope, she had two speeds, wide open or asleep (until you flinched then she was zero to 100 in half a second. ) Intelligent and High drive.
|12-10-2013 02:34 AM|
Dogs aren't born understanding the word no. Some dogs pick it up. Some have to be taught. The way you do this is saying no before giving a punishment. You do it enough and it equals a correction. This is called a conditioned punisher.
|12-10-2013 12:41 AM|
I haven't quite figured out the reason behind some of his criminal activities. He loves ice cubes - the best treat ever! He discovered how to get the cubes on his own. I was in another room and thought I heard the ice dispenser, sure enough he was trying to scarf down his loot. The ice dispenser went into lock mode. I am trying to recall if that is when the tit for tat came into play. Sometimes, well most of the time, it's just easier and quicker to swap whatever he has periodically swiped for ice. So, I guess I'm the one that's trained in this instance.
But, I digress...has anyone ever had the problem I have with "no"?
|12-10-2013 12:10 AM|
The can plan is a good idea! We will end up with cans in every room.
I realize he will grow out of some of this goofy stuff (then I will miss it). It would however, be quite lovely if he could grow into "no".
|12-10-2013 12:01 AM|
Be careful with this. You can create fearful associations with things you don't intend. You may end up with a dog that won't go in the kitchen, or afraid of shoes or something.
I would just hate the kitchen off our put a leash on him.
He's not trying to push your buttons as much as trying to find what works. Just show him what you want and I bet he does it. IME, it's easier to teach a behavior than to stop one. Show him how to be successful and that's what he will do.
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