|10-20-2013 07:26 PM|
try wrapping chicken wire or some other small dimension wire cage around your fire pit so she can't pull the bricks from the fire pit. When you see her near the fire pit trying to get to the bricks try to redirect her with a different toy. I would by a new toy just for this. If she had High prey drive an unstuffed fox or squirrel might work. Or get a new ball and play fetch with it when she goes for the fire pit.
I thought it was cute too when my 6 mo old pup dug in my raised veggie garden bed when there were no plants in it. Then it was a daily issue of digging and muddy feet that I don't want to deal with all winter. Plus I don't want to have my dog digging up my garden come spring. I put landscape fabric down with patio blocks on it to hold it down. that was no match for our now 7 month old. So we stapled chicken wire over the beds. End of problem.
|10-20-2013 04:44 PM|
Need Tips & Help Correcting Bad Habbit
So I have a very smart & playful shepherd. She has multitudes of toys suck as kongs, balls, ropes, etc. One day, she decided to pull a loose brick from the fire pit & carry it around. We thought it was a bit weird & didn't think much of it. Few days later, we had a few friends over & she was carrying around the brick again. Fiance took it & tossed it a few times & she fetched it every time. She always takes great care to pick it up slowly, but now we cannot get her to stop playing with bricks! She tries to bring them in the house, **** near drops them on your feet. Keeps destroying the fire pit by taking the bricks from it. Ignores all of her other toys. We have tried to correct this behavior, mainly through discipline, but within a few moments, she has another brick in her mouth!
Anyone have any good training tips to help bust this behavior?
I know it;s partially our fault for throwing the brick like a toy & that it's going to take some work, but I'm at a loss on what to do. Help please...