|08-08-2013 03:12 PM|
While I agree 100% with Shade, I do want to add that you need to cut them a little slack. Dogs like stability. They like constant. They aren't misbehaving because they are angry that you left them. Or they aren't deliberately blowing you off in an effort to establish their leadership. I'm sure they are stressing a little with new change (again). As young pups the best way to burn that stress is by acting out. Then add that at your parents house they didn't have the same boundries you created for them. So it's got to be a little confusing for them.
Before I started cracking the whip, I'd burn off as much energy as I could. Tire them out. Go back to NILIF. Go back to throwing puppy parties as rewards. Go back to using the same training tactics that you used and THEY are used to. Just don't provide any grey areas for them.
|08-08-2013 02:55 PM|
|08-08-2013 02:20 PM|
|dioworld||german shepherds tend to like to constantly challenge the leadership role. You can start all over maybe from limiting the areas , nilif training to reestablish the leadership role.|
|08-08-2013 02:15 PM|
|Shade||Yep, I would say crack down and back to basics for both of them to reinforce what they already know. Essentially they've been on "vacation" while away from you and you need to reset them into home mode again. Hopefully it won't take long for them to snap back|
|08-08-2013 02:09 PM|
From obedient to BRATS!
I have a couple of issues you guys might be able to help me out with. I was out of town for a month and my parents looked after my dogs. Before leaving Schatzi and Cudi were well behaved and trained. However, now that I am back there is a difference in their behavior. They rough house a lot which is normal. But back then they would stop once I would tell them to relax. Now, they completely blow me off. They break their stay, pull on the leash, and JUMP OF PEOPLE. Schatzi had a problem with that before but I worked on her to get rid of it and now she is back at it again. Even Cudi is getting that bad habit. These issues happen when Schatzi and Cudi are together and when my parents are around. Alone they are more obedient. My parents are sweethearts so I can see how the dogs might have gotten away with what they wanted. (just like I did in High School lol), but never in a million years did I imagine them going from well behaved back to puppy behavior in just a month! Schatzi is 1 and 4 months while Cudi is about to turn 1 in a few days. I know they are still puppies, but still. They were trained better than they way they are behaving right now.
Now my question is how can I fix the problem? Do I have to go back to square one and train each dog individually and then together? How would you guys take on this issue?
Any advise is appreciated