|09-05-2013 08:44 AM|
if she's in her crate doing it, I would fathom it's a frustration type thing..Plus dogs view their crates as their safe space,,so that to me, would not be an un normal thing to do..Example, if I leave one of mine in a crate in my vehicle,,touch my vehicle they are going to go off on you..
As for the park thing, she sounds a little possessive/guardy of your kids, not a "bad" thing, but you don't want her guarding your kids against a non threat.
|09-05-2013 12:59 AM|
We do have leave it, although I didn't think to use it with the kids as I usually only use it on "things".
My post was more to ascertain if this was a common thing for GSDs to do at her age or if it was common for working lines... and regardless of whether it was common or not I wanted to start correcting it immediately and get some feedback from the community on whether I should allow the 9 year old to attempt to be involved in that process.
I appreciate the advice. We took the kids to a fenced in park today and I let them run around. She is anxious about them being off on their own and showed some aggression towards some tiny dogs behind a fence that were barking at my daughter, but otherwise did fine. It seems to be happening in the cage only.
Here is Lola if you care to have a peek: Lola von Kirk
|09-04-2013 11:51 PM|
|Nigel||In both cases, yes, you need to intervene, I would supervise the interaction between kids and dog. I too think contacting a trainer would be a good idea. A trainer can evaluate your situation and better help you solve your problem.|
|09-04-2013 11:01 PM|
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|09-04-2013 09:43 PM|
she's barking visciously at your 9 and 2 year old children.
this is something you want to start working on so it
stops. find a trainer immediately. correct her when
she barks at your children. when she's out of the
crate or not leashed and the children are running
around use that time to train. throughout the day
ask the children to run around so you can train.
you and your wife should have controll of the dog.
|09-04-2013 09:12 PM|
is she in her crate when she's barking at them?
And YES I would be correcting her, not the kids ..Start teaching her a good "leave it", which means here, stop what your doing whatever it is,
|09-04-2013 07:40 PM|
Happens to me too! Someone answer..please!
My 5 month old barks at my son when he gives him a command, not the I want to play bark - the mailman bark. Sometimes even when he is walking around the house. He is 9 and the youngest. Do the kids correct sternly? Do we intervene? My daughter is 12 and he does all his commands for her.
|09-04-2013 06:10 PM|
Barking at the kids...
Over the past 2 weeks or so, Lola has started barking(quite viciously) at my son and daughter(9 and 2) when they go up the stairs to get to their bedrooms. It only seems to happen when they are alone. If myself or my wife are with them, she's just fine with them being there. Is this normal behavior? She is very much a herder. If one kid strays too far in a walk she gets anxious and starts doing a low whimpering noise, but the bark she is aiming at them when they come up the stairs towards the bedrooms is similar to what she'd do to a dog barking at her from behind a fence on a walk.
Is this something I or my wife should correct? Should I have my son go over and tell her "NO!" in a stern voice? It scared the crap out of him the first time it happened. I don't want to discourage her from being alert, but she should know the kids are supposed to be there.
Some background: Lola is 7.5 months old and was crated in the living room. However, our kids(9, 2 and 1) would rile her up when they would run through the house. We decided to move her up to the bedroom, but she seemed to toss and turn quite a bit so we put her just outside of our bedroom door in the game room. This room also has a view out of a large window to the front yard, is open to the whole front of the house and is closely located to our room. She's done really well there and is generally doing great as far as walking/basic training goes, but is still crated because we don't want her to play too rough with the kids. She is out often and leashed to control her if she gets too excited with the kids.