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01-11-2014 04:22 PM
loulabelle23 Mary you could learn me alot lol

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01-10-2014 04:35 PM
Mary Beth Same where I live, so I did it on my own. But first, I would spray the kennel with bitter apple to discourage chewing. I would also only keep him in there when I cannot have him with me.When he is with me, I would watch him carefully or have him on his leash so he would have to follow me and not get into mischief. Next start the obedience training. The idea is to have Jake use his brain and that tires him out. So take him for a heeling walk - he has to sit whenever you stop which is usually at the crossroads - he has to follow you. Then after that reward him with a game of tug to satisfy his prey drive . If you get 2 tugs and put them on ropes it is more fun. So have him on the down/stay - walk out with the 2 tugs. Then turn and say "okay" at the same time drop one tug and scoot it on the ground - when Jake attacks it - pull - then drop it and pick up the other - keep it up - then let Jake win - pull real hard and give away - walk away - turn praise and have him come to you - hopefully he will bring the tugs - give him a treat when he gives you the tugs.
01-10-2014 09:08 AM
loulabelle23 Mary he has started to eat his kennel outside lol and there is no obience classes where I live lol one 2 hours away jakes sick in car if hes in that long
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01-01-2014 09:14 PM
Mary Beth Oh, your Jake is really on a chewing binge. You mentioned he gets enough exercise, maybe classes would help - some activity to further tire him out. Otherwise, until he outgrows this stage, he will need to be watched constantly and redirected to his own chew toys. When he can't be watched - he needs to be an a safe area. An outdoor kennel is helpful or something indoors, like a crate.
01-01-2014 06:54 PM
loulabelle23 Ahhhhhh mary hes chewing everything apart from his steel bowl

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12-20-2013 09:29 PM
Mary Beth Oh dear - Jake has expensive tastes in coats Until this phase passes, I would make sure all clothes - especially coats and boots are put away out of his reach. And since he is kept in the kitchen when you are gone, I would try to dog proof that by removing or putting away anything he may destroy - and leave him with plenty of chew toys.
12-20-2013 08:19 PM
loulabelle23 Hes good when ur in one place with him he toddles around but when hes in kitchen worse came home today to him destroying my mums 245 dollar coat he pulled off table

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12-20-2013 11:02 AM
Mary Beth Seems to me, that Jake at 8 months is in his adolescence. I think some dogs develop a selective memory at that age - at least my Sting did - all previous training and good behavior as a sweet puppy, is forgotten - except for the potty training thanks be Also these dogs are testing the boundaries - to see if the rules still apply, after all -they probably think to themselves - it is worth a try. When they find the rules still apply, the good news is that they are reassured. So it is a trying time for the human - I swore I would be a confirmed cat person when it was all over. For Jake, it is also around the holidays and he is sensing the excitement and heavens, attention is taken off of him - that is how my Sting is - he wants to come first and also be in on all the action. Also these young dogs need lots of exercise to burn off their excessive energy which leads, imo, to destructive behavior - like the chewing and getting into the bins and laundry. Tug is great and it can be done indoors if the weather is bad - be sure to let him win at the end and praise him and reward when he gives the tug back. I really think Jake would benefit more from the tethering to you where he follows you around so he can be with you than being shut away like Zookeep's post. For this , he is on the down/stay while you do something like put away the laundry- give him a chew toy to occupy himself. Have him also on the down/stay while you sit and work on the computer - start with 10 minutes work up to 30 minutes- if he tries to get up - put him back down - and ignore him - reward when he is good and release. That way you can stop him from making mischief in the bins (it is a good time to review "leave it") and actually this type of training does tire him out as he has to concentrate on you.
12-18-2013 10:22 PM
loulabelle23 Hes cries after a walk lol and I leave him with his kong as well he used to do it as a pup but I never gave in I left him but he done it for 45 mins long

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12-18-2013 09:52 PM
Mary Beth Time for teaching him to be alone. Tire him out with a walk, then put him in the kitchen - leave him with a favorite toy and a chew toy. Walk away - if he howls - turn and say sternly "quiet" then walk away - do it for 5 minutes first and when you come back be sure it is when he is quiet - even if for only a second - praise and let him follow you. Tethering him with his leash to you will also help to keep him out of places he shouldn't go. You can have him on the down/stay in your bedroom for example. Again start slowly and be consistent if you give in he will cry more.
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