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11-13-2012 05:52 PM
KentuckyGSDLover I have a dog just like this. Reactive, so hyper that no amount of anything is ever enough, and also tail chases when she's even more nervous/stressed. She self-pets, if you ignore her she drops the Kong on your foot, chews on you, paws you, etc. It's like having a pesty, inappropriate little kid in the house. She's not dumb - she has trained to do many things. It seems to be a personality disorder. I've come to think this dog as mentally ill. If you find an answer, other than the obvious things that I've tried, let me know.
11-13-2012 06:00 AM
debbiebrown i agree the dog needs some NILIF training. understand no training happens over night. it takes time, patience and the right training help. the dog is capable of learning, its the owners that need to learn how to apply the training. i also agree that the dog needs a job. pick an activity like agility, tracking, etc. your dog will learn to pay attention to you through a working activity., my preference would be obedience training first, and a good trainer. then add things from there. it takes time and patience and you have to be totally commited and consistant in order to see improvement.
11-12-2012 10:00 AM
Cassidy's Mom
Originally Posted by FrankieMagee View Post
We got him to stay in his basket for a few minutes, but now if he is sent to his bed for being naughty, he sits in his bed while you stand with him then follows you as you walk away. My Dad carried on putting him back for literally hours but he just refuses to listen.
Teaching a dog to go to their place and stay there until released is great, but the way your Dad is doing it is never going to work. I start very small, just a few seconds at a time, and work up to longer and longer, rewarding frequently for staying in place, and ALWAYS releasing before the dog self-releases. You want your dog to think that being in his bed is GREAT!

In the meantime, while you work on training, I'd tether him to a piece of furniture near his bed, so he has no choice but to stay there. Right now there's nothing keeping him there and nothing preventing him from leaving, so it's no wonder he just gets up and follows when you walk away.
11-12-2012 08:34 AM
Sunflowers You need to stop thinking the dog is "impossible" and look into what your family needs to do so that this dog's needs are met.
Study the links the members gave you, learn about the breed, understand what you've got. The problem is not the dog, but humans who need to understand that this is not a human baby, but a highly intelligent and energetic animal who is bored, frustrated and becoming neurotic because he has no job, leadership or direction.
11-12-2012 07:43 AM
FrankieMagee Thanks a lot everyone, your suggestions are already a massive help. We all completely ignored him this morning. When I refused to play with him he did run into cupboards for a while but he seems to be a bit more settled now.

Mum's going to ignore him for 48 hours

Thanks everyone
11-11-2012 09:37 PM
RocketDog You may find some helpful information on this website too: Homepage

And also this one:
Rank Civ

That second one will likely help with your mom, or whoever is really going to be his main handler.

Good luck.
11-11-2012 09:33 PM
onyx'girl There are other articles on that link, I haven't read through them all, but you may get some good suggestions on handling your cute beast besides the NILIF articles.
11-11-2012 09:24 PM
FrankieMagee I'm researching trainers at the minute and found a good few local ones, really hope this helps him!

Thanks Onyx'girl for that link, printing it out as we speak, just what we need! Thank you
11-11-2012 09:15 PM
onyx'girl If you keep him busier, he may cease the tail chasing.
Or not....
I would really ask your parents to step up the NILIF and get with a training program so you can move on to agility or the treibball(not sure the trainer you are using is a good fit/they should have addressed the tail issue from the get-go?)
11-11-2012 09:15 PM
FrankieMagee OCD? Wow

I will tell my Dad about taking him to the vets.

Thanks a lot, it's all great help
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