|09-30-2013 03:22 PM|
|Galathiel||I would put him off the bed. If he got back up, I would put him back down. If he continued to try, I would give him a time out in the crate, or tether him somewhere in the room. "I" decide who's on the furniture and it's not a right, it's a privilege, and you can lose it by being a jerk (I have an almost 6 month old at home).|
|09-30-2013 02:36 PM|
I think everyone needs to go to an obedience class!
|09-30-2013 02:04 PM|
I told her he doesnt know the difference, so NEVER let him think it's ok to jump up to you. I told her look at me he wont jump up on me when im sitting down because I never let him. he comes over to me and sit's and waits for me to pet him or throw his ball. if he jumps on me I say no and push him off. I dont give him the reaction that She does. I think your right. He messes with her cause he likes her reactions and thinks it's fun.
Now that im thinking about this a little more and with some input from you guys. I need some girlfriend training on how to interact with the dog. LOL
|09-30-2013 01:47 PM|
It isn't about dominance it's more about fun. For one reason or another the puppy has discovered entertainment value in harassing her over you and your son, likely because you or your son are more likely to give him a negative consequence for the behavior or because you two just don't squirm and give responses he finds entertaining. I'm guessing the first option since he tones it down when you're around, but he might just divert more attention to you guys and harass her less because his attention is elsewhere.
Either way it's fixable through management or her redirecting the pup and tiring him out. He wants to play with her that much is clear.
Swatting him if done lightly he might just think is part of the game. Some puppies like that kinda crap and get really into it. I know this sounds like blaming the victim here but she's bringing that response down on herself.
|09-30-2013 01:08 PM|
Do joint obedience sessions with her and the dog, she needs to know the commands and the dog has to learn respect.
Respect is best earned not with being swatted by a newspaper but being a calm assertive leader, have her exercise him, play with him, feed him, all the things you normally would do so that he learns that good things come from both of you and that you are equal.
|09-30-2013 01:04 PM|
She had some of his toys on the bed, she had a rolled up news paper and gave him a few good swats on the but and yelled (no!) to him but he still would jump on her or bite her or grab her blanket.
When im home and if he does that I tell him now and he will stop and be a good boy. but when im not there.. LOL he owns her.
When the cats away the mice will play. LOL
|09-30-2013 12:58 PM|
|LoveEcho||He's not trying to "show" her anything. He's being a puppy who is trying to play, and she's allowing it by just ignoring him and letting him do it. So, the puppy thinks, "hey, I can do this, so I'm going to." She needs to be just as firm as you are with redirecting and being clear that it is not acceptable behavior. Make sure she's involved with training, obedience, NILIF. Make sure she's armed with a chew toy so that when the pup gets mouthy, she can firmly say "NO" and redirect.|
|09-30-2013 12:51 PM|
Terrorizing the Girfriend
He is 4 months old. When it's just me and him at the house or me and my son he is well behived. doesnt bite me at all or my son. My son is 4 years old.
But when my girlfriend is home......... whole different dog.
I left for a few hours lastnight and left the dog and girlfriend at home.
She is on the bed trying to watch a movie. The dog is on the bed biting her (not hard) play biting.biting her pillow putting his paws on her. tryin to climb all over her. Takes her blanket away from her riping a hole in it.
Just whooping her ass. she turns her back to ignore him. but he just starts biting her feet.
She got fed up with him and put him on the floor only for him to jump back up on the bed. She ended up throwing him back in to the dog run outside.
When im home he just lays calmly next to her, he's a different dog when im away.
I think it's funny but not her.
So whats going on here? is he trying to show her she is not the boss in the house? only I am?
I know he's only a puppy with alot of energy. And most likely will grow out of this. I just told her when hes being bad just put him outside in the dogrun.