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Old 05-22-2014, 03:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Help! Any Suggestins on curbing this behavior?

It doesn't look like much but he hurts and is doing this constantly for attention. He even goes straight for the butt. I have bruises all over.

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Old 05-22-2014, 04:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i can think of about half a dozen of them but bottom line is the dog is bored and wants to play
wear him out exercising first of all
train a decent NO command or leave it or whatever
leash him
crate him after he is worn out from exercise
keep a toy handy such as a large rope toy and redirect him
teach a long down to teach him patience and how to calm himself

thats about half a dozen
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Old 05-22-2014, 04:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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He looks like fun
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Old 05-22-2014, 05:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Get better obedience, play with him, bring out for hikes, teach the leave it or no command. Stop raising your voice, it's just getting him more excited and is obviously doing nothing. Do training games, get him interactive toys (the kong wobbler, treat puzzles). Occupy him, he's bored.
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Old 05-22-2014, 07:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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He is trying to get your attention to play. Engage him in something else away when he first starts it. "Ie - "let's go go your ball!" and go play fetch or do obedience. You have to snap his mind out of what he is thinking about (biting at you) and refocus him on something else. If you can't right then, crate him, give him a frozen marrow bone to chew, etc. and exercise of course.
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Old 05-22-2014, 08:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Aww I just love him, too cute! On the serious side... think - what is rewarding the behaviour so that he keeps doing it?
He has your 100% attention. You are talking to him the whole time, looking at him the whole time, having a full out conversation, swinging your arms and talking excitedly. Whats not to love?
Stop the conversation, tell him 'OFF' firmly, cross your arms and step towards him. If you need to (I don't think you do), leave a leash on him. Ask him to sit and when he does show him how to appropriately get your attention. He's really cute and wants to play and just hasn't been taught an appropriate way of getting your attention.
Also, what every one else said about increasing his exercise and obedience. He is definitely creating games to amuse himself
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Thanks. He does this even after a 45min-hr hard play and walk session which is why im at a loss.
We are starting some additional obediance training but when he 'wants' to listen he definitely listens.
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quote "He has your 100% attention. You are talking to him the whole time, looking at him the whole time, having a full out conversation, swinging your arms and talking excitedly"

and the dog has full attention on you. This is a bit of a set up . You are creating the behaviour , swinging your arm , offering your hand being in a corner or against a counter .
Setting up for failure on the dog.

When you have the dog's attention do something positive with it.
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Old 05-23-2014, 08:32 AM   #9 (permalink)
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My dog dig all kinds of bad things (on a slow computer at the moment so I can't watch the video)........wanting my attention. One was jumping on the bed doing donuts and I would grab his collar and he would wrap his arms around me and want to wrestle when I yanked him off. My anger did not matter; he just wanted to wrestle and I inadvertently was rewarding that. Now I close the door and by ignoring it when it happens, it has pretty well extinguished on its own.

Just told my husband when he was jumping all over him on the deck to give him an obedience command and attention BEFORE he did that nonsense. My husband would push him off. Invitation to play. Past dogs ears would go down and they would "get" it. You can't muscle your way through a dog like this. To Beau, that is engagement and fun and I imagine the same for you.
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