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|01-22-2014 08:04 PM|
Originally Posted by bri08 View Post
|01-22-2014 07:21 PM|
Originally Posted by Corvus Laeus View Post
|01-22-2014 05:36 PM|
ever since this happened I'v been working on the drop it method over and over again she got it already with me .. she sits when I tell her to . she shakes my hand . she lays . leaves it . drops it . when I say let's go she fallows when I say stay sometimes she'll stay but she'll fallow me everywhere most the time lol gotta work on that .. when I ask her to go in her crate it's not the end of the world ....
but when my husband try's to do any of this it's like she can't hear him !! she just looks at him with no respect !!
I really want her to listen to everyone in the house the same way she does to me ! any ideas ??
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|01-22-2014 11:52 AM|
I had this same situation occur the very first time I gave Jesse a knucklebone, when he was 3.5 months old. He had never shown any aggressive signs, then became a rabid dog when I tried to take away the bone.
I just went in quickly and avoided his nips and put him timeout immediately. After timeout I gave the knucklebone and began taking it away from him and giving back continually. After this he went in his crate with it and he again had an aggressive episode. Therefore timeout and 10 more minutes of giving and taking afterwards. After this he has never growled again.
I would just make sure that you do this with high value items, otherwise every time he gets a high value item he may deem it acceptable to growl.
|01-21-2014 04:50 PM|
Originally Posted by David Winners View Post
|01-21-2014 04:38 PM|
Originally Posted by Corvus Laeus View Post
Even very infrequent success of a minimal degree can be very reinforcing to the behavior. If you wade in and "don't take no for an answer" 5 times in a row successfully, but then flinch backward on the 6th repetition, the dog could see that as a chance for success and up the ante next time. The aggressive behavior would increase in this case.
IMHO, it's way more fun for me and the dog to classically condition the dog turning to you and dropping whatever is in its mouth on the leave it command. When this is achieved, it doesn't matter what the dog is thinking, it will perform the ritual by rote upon command. This training also avoids the risk of creating a trust issue with the dog, which is were possession stems from. It actually builds trust. It is NILIF. You give to get.
With that being said, safety is the most important thing, and if I have to remove something from an untrained dogs mouth, I'm going to do it. I will calmly approach the dog without saying anything, take the dog by the collar while not reaching for the item, and lift the dog up by the collar until it drops the item. This doesn't mean I will do this with a hotdog. That doesn't constitute safety. If I mess up and the dog gets a hold of some tasty food, I write it off to handler error and let them have it.
|01-21-2014 03:02 PM|
Originally Posted by Jaythethird View Post
|01-21-2014 02:55 PM|
As many have said, sounds like those bones were HIGH VALUE. I got a similar reaction from my 12 week old Tiberius when I gave him his first bit of RAW (a cut of marrow bone) he went wild and took that sucker into his crate. Since it isn't ALWAYS me feeding him though, I wanted to make sure anyone would be able to take away his food no matter what for any reason. First time I reached in there, he would shake his head away from me and he bit me once. BIT me. First and only time he has done it.
But, like others have said, you can't be unsure of yourself getting the food from them. They need to know YOU are the boss of the food. I told him to drop it and gave it back to him when he would settle down. Now, a couple of weeks later, I have him sitting and staying even for his MOST valued meals. It's just repetition and being sure of yourself. If you ask them to drop it and they don't, don't take no for an answer.
|01-21-2014 02:52 PM|
I think that your husband did go about it all wrong. The puppy scored these awesome, tasty things, and then dragged them to her special place. No, it's not ok, but it would have been much better to do what you did, and used the peanut butter kong to remove the puppy from the bones, than trying to go in there while she was in there, and take possession.
David provided links for what to do in the aftermath. Your pup is a baby, and it's a great time to rearrange things to get this in hand. Teaching her to LEAVE IT and DROP IT, are all excellent stuff to do in the course of training. Trading up is also good. Hey if you let me have that nasty sock, I will give you this Buddy treat. Hey if you give me that nasty bit of Yuck! I will give you this yummy piece of cheese. These are trading games, and eventually you will be able to just say GIVE, and the dog will, sometimes he gets something, sometimes not.
|01-21-2014 02:51 PM|
|Jaythethird||I think drop, leave and give are all equally important. If we are retrieving or tugging, Oliver needs to give it to me in my hand. I don't throw dropped balls or frisbees. I did a lot of sticking my hands and feet in his mouth while eating and getting treat when younger to help teach he needs to wait until they are removed to continue.|
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