|08-27-2013 02:23 PM|
lol Mine isn't that original She came with that name when we adopted her from a rescue at 4 months but it was given to her by her breeder.
By then she already responded to it and we liked it so we kept it also liked the meaning of the name as well. But I never even thought about the character from Buffy lol But that makes it another +1 for her name!
|08-27-2013 02:18 PM|
|a_dugas6||So now I have to ask where you got the name Anya from? For me, it was a character in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer tv show.|
|08-27-2013 02:12 PM|
Our puppy (Anya as well) has her moments of slamming as well.
As she and one of our other dogs love doing that too each other, their hours of play consists of 99% body slamming each other and see who goes down first. She does it in a playful way but still will get corrected for it. But it is for her related to her energy levels, if she has too much excess energy and we are not walking much right now due to the heat outside the slamming increases.
So we do some sessions of tug and fetch to burn of some energy and as long as she has a way to get rid of that excess energy she won't do it at all. Though her newest thing is pretending she is on a trampoline when leashed :P So that is our new training thing at the moment.
|08-27-2013 01:25 PM|
We do 1 1/2 miles to 2 miles on hikes where it's dirt. If walk her on grass or dirt---but sometimes you just don't have that option so you do what you can.
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|08-27-2013 01:24 PM|
Walking can be a great way to bond with a pup but it is piss poor exercise unless you walk forever. If you really want to get more bang for your buck teach the dog to fetch or tug. Tug takes a ton more energy out of them than walking. It's possible shes just trying to get you to move faster or in a different direction. That is usually what that kind of behavior means with a puppy doing it to an owner. It means something different if it was done to a stranger.
Definitely correct it a firm no and a gentle but firm thumb into the space between the ribs is usually enough to get the point across.
|08-27-2013 01:13 PM|
|a_dugas6||Thank you! It was probably exactly what you said Jax08 and erfunhouse. Like Jax, Anya knows she isn't supposed to jump, so this was her "alternative." LOL I love how smart she is! "ok, Mommy says I can't jump on her, but she has not told me not to do this" I swear she uses more logic than my sons ever did. I will work with her on this behavior. Do you two agree with Sunflowers that I may be walking her too much. I used to have a Huskey, which the 3 miles in the morning barely made dent even at 4 months. My vet said that I should wait until Anya is 6 months for this (3 mi) walk to give her hips more time to develop healthy. Which is what I did, but should I wait longer? Maybe 1 year? She is not a behavior issue, great with kids, other dogs, adults, everyone, great at dog parks, the marina, outdoor restaurants, perfect. So it's not like I need to tire her out at all, she really is an awesome dog. I only increased the morning walk time because I thought it was better for her. Thank you again for all your help!!!!|
|08-27-2013 12:56 PM|
|Jax08||Jax body slams me. She knows she isn't supposed to jump on me so when she's excited she slams into me.|
|08-27-2013 12:23 PM|
|erfunhouse||If you watch Shepherds play they DO body slam each other...perhaps it was just play?|
|08-27-2013 12:22 PM|
|a_dugas6||For most of the walk she is on grass, while I'm on concrete. The early evening walk is much more like touring the neighborhood, but the morning walks are very rigid regarding the rules. How much walking would you recommend?|
|08-27-2013 12:15 PM|
Way too much formal walking for a 6 month old, especially if on concrete.
But I would correct the body slamming. That is rude on her part.
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