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06-26-2014 09:19 AM
LaRen616
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Originally Posted by pyratemom View Post
My husband has been around for 37 years. He knows how I feel, believe me. It's not like I have him chained to the wall or anything.
I will choose my dog over a man any day.

In fact, I told my boyfriend of 7 years that quite frequently and he knew I was serious. He loves Sinister very much, but he knows that I love Sinister more than anything. I will always choose Sinister.
06-26-2014 09:14 AM
pyratemom
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Originally Posted by gsdsar View Post
Sorry, but that's just wrong. If you care so little for husband let him go now. For better or worse and all that. Not for better or when I love my dog more than you.

To the OP, I actually agree with those that say, separate your dog until solid before allowing your FIL access. Better to get the training first before adding in someone that counters your commands.


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My husband has been around for 37 years. He knows how I feel, believe me. It's not like I have him chained to the wall or anything.
06-25-2014 07:04 PM
gsdsar
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Originally Posted by pyratemom View Post
If I had to make a choice between them, my dog would win and the husband would be moving on.

Sorry, but that's just wrong. If you care so little for husband let him go now. For better or worse and all that. Not for better or when I love my dog more than you.

To the OP, I actually agree with those that say, separate your dog until solid before allowing your FIL access. Better to get the training first before adding in someone that counters your commands.


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06-25-2014 06:36 PM
pyratemom If your FIL can't do as you ask in your home with your dog then separate them until your dog is bomb proofed at people coming in the door. I get really ticked off at people trying to think they should train my dog when she is already trained at something. I actually had a complete stranger come up to me and when Raina just looked at him, he said I should hit her so she would know not to look at strangers. As I closed my mouth and walked off I was thinking all kinds of things I would have liked to say but knew they would all go over his head. My own husband is guilty of not following my rules for commands. I tell him the correct commands for what he wants but he says he "knows how to train dogs" even though he has never trained a dog in his life. His father was one that would let the family keep a dog for a month then give it away. I grew up on a farm and once an animal was mine it was mine for the rest of its life. I have attended literally thousands of dog classes with several different dogs and read everything I could get my hands on regarding training but yet he insists he knows how to train. His commands confuse Raina because she doesn't know what they mean and she doesn't do what he wants and then he gets mad and says she just doesn't listen. I told him she will listen if you speak her language. Some people never get it. I rarely leave my dog alone with my husband - it isn't too hard since I work at home. If I had to make a choice between them, my dog would win and the husband would be moving on.
06-25-2014 05:06 PM
trcy My smallest dog jumps up on me when I come home. It never bothered me, because she is small and it does not impede me from walking in the house. The GSD saw her jumping and started doing it too. That was not cool. He's big, heavy and it hurts. I just put my hands out over his head. When he goes to jump up he comes in contact with my hand and stops. It does not hurt him and I don't use any force. He is getting better and so is the little one. The little one is catching on faster...lol.
06-25-2014 03:51 PM
Sookie
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Originally Posted by Lilie View Post
If it were my house, I'd put the FIL away....but that's just me.

There's enough room in my head for both of us Sue!
Lol, it is tempting...
06-25-2014 03:50 PM
Sookie
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Originally Posted by Blitzkrieg1 View Post
I guess I dont get what "working on it" means. Put a line on the dog when she starts to get crazy correction and a firm no. Or tell the dog to leave it or put her in a down or place command. Correct her if she breaks it. Problem solved.
Not a complex training evolution just simple behavior stuff.
How do you "not get" what working on training means? Command/correct/leash is all "working on it" - or do your dogs all obey perfectly the first time you correct them? Get a grip!
06-20-2014 11:32 PM
VanBuren shepherds Proper management of the dog is the training the dogs needs. If the FIL doesn't respect the rules then keep the dog put up or on leash at all times. If he is on leash he is being properly managed by you. While he is being properly managed you will be able to give proper corrections and rewards at the the exact moment they need to be given. Once he is offering the actions you want him to display 100% of the time. Add some distractions to proof the actions. Then he can move onto being off leash and further the training.


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06-20-2014 04:21 PM
Lilie
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Originally Posted by selzer View Post
Wow, the term "bully" occurred to both of us. That's pretty neat.
If it were my house, I'd put the FIL away....but that's just me.

There's enough room in my head for both of us Sue!
06-20-2014 04:15 PM
Gwenhwyfair Well.....I was going to say proofing commands would be what my trainer would have me do first, then add in distractions.

Does the dog hold it's sit until it's released with little or no distraction first?

That would make a difference IMHO on whether a correction was fair or not.
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