|10-02-2013 11:24 PM|
|10-02-2013 11:22 PM|
|Bec||HI This is something I read, but it may help: You could try using 'treats' as a distraction from nipping (and from the counter, too). I have been having sort of the same problem when playing fetch with my dog, too. She likes to gum my wrists more so, but still. Good luck!|
|10-02-2013 11:16 PM|
|augerk||Awesome idea Mary Beth!!!!!! I love it and will definitely be trying that tomorrow!! Thank you so much for all of your help!|
|10-02-2013 10:46 PM|
|Mary Beth||Well, the good news from your post is that Smokey has moved out of the rock eating stage. Not so good, he has moved on to bigger challenges which is normal for that age and he needs an outlet for all that energy. For the fetch - use 2 balls or 2 frisbees. Throw one ball, when Smokey goes after that - grabs it and expects you to chase him, instead you start to play around with the other ball, since there 2 of you - you can toss the ball to each other, if just yourself - toss the ball up and down. Ignore Smokey completely - he can keep his ball. So Smokey will start to want your ball - he will approach - let him come up close - then toss your ball - Smokey will now have to drop his ball and go after that one - that is when you run and get the first ball and so the game continues.|
|10-02-2013 07:13 PM|
More help with Smokey!!!!!!
I am having trouble with my German shepherd/black lab puppy. He does know leave it but he needs lots more training with it as he only listens to the command when he wants! He is 6 months and we were told 6 months is the "terrible two's" of a toddler... He has for the most part stopped eating the rocks (thread '25 week old puppy problems'- Smokey) however he thinks everything is his and only takes things to get you to chase him. When we take him outside ad try to play ball or frisbee with him to use up some of his energy, as we do understand the breed is a high energy dog, he won't play as much as he does inside. We have a large yard-perfect for passing a ball and frisbee! We try not to chase him when he takes things but whenever we take the things from him, he thinks it's playtime and comes at us with an open mouth and is nipping at us and leaving marks (not breaking the skin though) but we do not want this to turn into a big problem in the future!! He has also reached the height where he can jump up to the counter. We obViously do not want this to continue either. 2 people in the house have almost established the "I'm in control" stage but the other two can't control him at all... Help please!!!!!