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02-26-2014 08:37 PM
TruckerCouple524 Ok thank you for the advice I have been working with him he doesn't jump that much on me anymore because I bought him a frisbee as someone suggested and that helps calm him down but I have also been teaching him to go to the door and wait on me with it before I give him any kind of praising and its helped significantly again thank you for all the great advice
02-19-2014 03:58 AM
katieliz In five short months of life this little guy has known three different living situations and now stays alone outside while you work. He is bored and likely somewhat lonesome, too many changes...and likely not enough training time...these dogs thrive on routine. The peeing sounds like a combination of excitement and marking, but you'll want to rule out the medical stuff just to make sure. Have patience he is young and no more rubbing noses or "popping". Cause, believe it or not, both are a form of abuse. My feeling is that he doesn't understand all the changes or what you want from him.
02-19-2014 02:53 AM
Chip18
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Chip 18 I have tried the raise knee thousands of times and he turns around takes a long run then comes back and hits even harder. For instance today when I got home from work i changed clothes and went out to go get him and he jumped so hard at me from behind because i tried the ignoring him he bit me right in the back and its not an aggressive like I'm gonna get you bite but more like a hey your gonna pay attention to me. I don't believe in abusing animals but i have also popped him a couple of times not hard just enough to say hey thats a not a good thing and like i said its getting progressively worse.
Yeah I did give a caveat with the knee thing!

OK he's treating you like a playmate and not a pack leader, You have to reset his thinking and no more rubbing his nose in pee.

Search here for" two week shut down" and see what you think. He needs to know you are his leader and not a playmate or a play toy!

You have to think..what am "I" doing wrong?? And pet peeve of mine, I never did the turn your back thing myself unless I've told the dog "down" and "stay!"

If your dog won't down and stay when "you" tell him to...then he's "not" trained!

But I think the "two week shutdown" is where you need to start, the dog needs to know "you" are in charge!

Kind of a big hammer to drop on a puppy but something went wrong while you had him and new rules of the house need to be established. You can't get anywhere with him while he's treating you like a playmate!

Plus it might not take two weeks maybe a week maybe a couple of days but you need to reset your relationship with him.

That's my take anyway,
02-18-2014 09:25 PM
TruckerCouple524 Ok thats a neat concept because Trooper gets the same way. He acts like I left him for years but since he is outside while I am at work I could teach him to go to the door and wait and I could pet on him when I get to the door and once I get inside. I plan on getting him a crate this weekend so I can start crate training i know its late but that way he has his own space so to speak. I know that its not something that is gonna stop over night that we are gonna have to work on it I just need that advice on how to handle it the best way possible.
02-18-2014 09:00 PM
llombardo My female GSD liked to jump on us when we came home, it was the hardest thing to train her not to do. She acted like she didn't see us for years. I broke her of it by not only ignoring her but teaching her to go to her spot. Her spot was on a chair where she was close enough to give me kisses but didn't have to jump. As soon as I walked in she ran to her chair. She knew that was the only way I would pet her. That lasted for about 6 months then she stopped completely.
02-18-2014 08:45 PM
TruckerCouple524 I use a bleach based cleaner and then i wipe the area down with water so he doesn't go back and decide to lick the floor and get sick from the bleach.
02-18-2014 08:02 PM
TruckerCouple524 Chip 18 I have tried the raise knee thousands of times and he turns around takes a long run then comes back and hits even harder. For instance today when I got home from work i changed clothes and went out to go get him and he jumped so hard at me from behind because i tried the ignoring him he bit me right in the back and its not an aggressive like I'm gonna get you bite but more like a hey your gonna pay attention to me. I don't believe in abusing animals but i have also popped him a couple of times not hard just enough to say hey thats a not a good thing and like i said its getting progressively worse.
02-18-2014 01:56 PM
Chip18
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With the jumping thing, what I've always down is raise my knee, don't swing it just raise your knee, when the dog jumps he lands on your knee as he's coming down, they get the message pretty quick!

But..I have learned that it takes a certain amount of agility on the persons part! A background in Muay Thai certainly helps.
that should be "done" not "down"!

They also get hand signals pretty quick...if your fast enough you could give a quick hand signal for sit before he jumps up! You Gotta be fast though!
02-18-2014 01:39 PM
Chip18 With the jumping thing, what I've always down is raise my knee, don't swing it just raise your knee, when the dog jumps he lands on your knee as he's coming down, they get the message pretty quick!

But..I have learned that it takes a certain amount of agility on the persons part! A background in Muay Thai certainly helps.
02-18-2014 01:27 PM
Blanketback Good luck with the vet, I hope he's fine. Another issue might be that this area hasn't been cleaned sufficiently, so the scent is drawing him back to it. Did you use a special cleaner - like Nature's Miracle - or just regular cleaning products?
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