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Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Northern British Columbia
Another thing you can do is to have the trainer come to your house and observe the interactions between your pup and the rest of your family members. Behaviour like this is often unknowingly rewarded. If dog jumps on people and people get upset, pup gets attention which is rewarding, etc. . . People don't realize how dogs are almost always a result of our own actions. There can be a lot of small ways to prevent these behaviours if people have a plan in place on how to handle and manage him to prevent the jumping and misbehaviour, and to give him rewarding alternate scenarios.
But the whole family has to be on board and consistent with all that. Having a neutral outsider come in and observe dynamics and give recommendations, having an understanding on how behaviour is shaped and formed by our own actions (and stuff people aren't even aware they are doing), can go a long way towards making everyone happy.
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Rottweiler/Hairy Dog mix?? 2004-2015