|Yesterday 06:03 PM|
No, you are not off base and I am sure you are in some good company.
But the fact is there is more than one way to skin a cat. Depending on
the cat. My dog has Been trained to near perfection this way. I am
getting ready to start on my 2nd. I am not positive, but I think the
results will be the same.
|Yesterday 12:00 PM|
|my boy diesel||
This would be enforced with the “SHOCK” collar. Within about 2 seconds of the command if he doesn’t go down he gets zapped.
i could be off base here but i do not think that is how you are supposed to use those collars
to the op there are plenty of things you can do to right the wrong relationships in your home
as others said NILIF and use of a leash while you are in the house will help
with dogs it is about PREVENTION not CORRECTIONS after the fact
|Yesterday 11:48 AM|
Your main problem is your logic, what’s inhuman is the possibility of your Dog attacking your wife and then having to be put down. I am not being a smart #$$ , I am just stating the facts as I see them. I think you have an Alpha Male in the making, I speak from experience on this issue. Your dog doesn’t respect your wife’s leadership position. I suggest starting NILIF ASAP. I would also recommend your wife asserting her dominance Over him, this in no way involves anything physical, that would get her Bit for sure at this time. IMO the e-collar can really help here, assuming your dog knows the down command; I would have your wife command/not ask him to go Down, maybe for a minute or so at first then for longer periods. This would be enforced with the “SHOCK” collar. Within about 2 seconds of the command if he doesn’t go down he gets zapped. After he goes down he doesn’t move until she releases him or he gets zapped. I would have her Work on all of his basic obedience in this same manner. I would also keep the collar on him for a few days so you could instantly correct anything that needs correcting, in my mind this is only done after he ignores “NO” The benefit of this is that it teaches your dog not to ignore “NO” and to stop Whatever he is doing the instant he hears “NO”. This advice worked with my male DEX, he is a very solid dog who fears nothing, this may very well not work with every dog. I advise you to go to Lou Castle’s site for expert advice.
It’s all up to you……..
|03-01-2014 06:54 PM|
Yep not sure on your dog experience?? To me it sounds like he is treating your wife like a puppy? Barking and bouncing is a lot different then a low growl!
You both need to develop a bond with the dog and you can't "correct" your way into a relation ship with your dog! Not saying your trying to do that..I'm saying don't do that!
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Take a step back understand what your doing, you don't want to screw up or you will have issues!
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|03-01-2014 05:54 PM|
nah , I would say the dog doesn't have a good connection with you either --- in fact watch that you don't push the dog so far into avoidance, which is what the dog is doing , that he doesn't come out and charge at you out of defence , when his threshold has been crossed.
not a crime and punishment scenario. Dog can't understand.
TRAINING -- consistent rules and expectation AND praise for when he does well -- positive reinforcement
|03-01-2014 05:36 PM|
|Chip18||Well I'm lost? Is he not listening to your wife or shedding the issue?|
|03-01-2014 04:38 PM|
brush him with a high quality brush if you see hot spots then you have a problem
When people dont groom their gsd it can come out in clumps and makes the dog uncomfortable, swimming in a lake really helps also
|02-28-2014 01:24 AM|
Hair shedding. ....
My gsd is doing some serious hair shedding for past few days..I mean hair shedding is normal in gsd..I have in seen that..but in his case they are coming out in lumps and he is constantly itching..could their be some allergy prob? Can u suggest some medication or should I visit vet? My gsd is long haired and would be 10 month in march...please help
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|02-28-2014 01:18 AM|
No it's not that he always like that with me all the time... it's just during time when he is being reprimanded for something wrong.
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|02-26-2014 09:12 AM|
|Blanketback||I might be wrong, but I don't like the sounds of how he acts around you either, OP: "lying low with his ears back and listens very attentive" to me sounds like a crouching fearful dog. I think both you and your wife need to work on basic obedience with your dog, and together you'll find a happy medium. Good luck|
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