Yee yah! - German Shepherd Dog Forums

Increase font size: 0, 10, 25, 50%

GermanShepherds.com is the premier German Shepherd Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-26-2014, 04:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
Master Member
 
Ellimaybel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 750
Default Yee yah!

I wish I could have gotten video but it was too dark out. When I take Gunther out in the dark I have to be able to get him quickly since I can't always see what he's eating. So I carried the lead out with me. First I spent 3 minutes trying to lasso the dog in the dark of the bushes where he would run at me and stick his head in the circle and then jump out of it and take off. Then once I succeeded in lassoing the dog he grabbed the lead in his mouth and ran in circles around me. I didn't want to choke him and I was busy laughing my ass off so it went on for a while until I was able to wrestle him in close enough to grab his collar. I swear if any neighbors were awake there would be youtube videos out by now.

Ah he amuses me
__________________
Hail Gunther 7-2-2013



If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you ever tried.
Ellimaybel is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-26-2014, 09:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
Knighted Member
 
Mary Beth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Pierre, South Dakota
Posts: 2,701
Default

I don't know what is more funny - you trying to lasso him or Gunter grabbing the leash.
__________________
Sting Chance von Gaard AKC GSD 2/8/2006
Mary Beth is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-26-2014, 09:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
The Administrator from the Great White North, eh?
 
Castlemaid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Northern British Columbia
Posts: 13,567
Default

I see some recall training for Gunther in his future . . .

Instead of a lasso, go out there with treats. Call him for treats, release him, Call him for treats, release him, etc - This way he won't always associate coming to you as the end of a fun time.
__________________
Lucia

Keeta BH, OB1, TR1, AD
Rottweiler/Hairy Dog mix?? Shelter rescue
Gryffon Vom Wildhaus BH
Castlemaid is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-27-2014, 02:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
Master Member
 
Ellimaybel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 750
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Castlemaid View Post
I see some recall training for Gunther in his future . . .

Instead of a lasso, go out there with treats. Call him for treats, release him, Call him for treats, release him, etc - This way he won't always associate coming to you as the end of a fun time.
Very true he had a solid recall before, but he's not allowed to run due to a leg injury and he's being defiant because he so desperately wants to run and play. I usually take a toy with me, but last night the "lasso" was the closest thing I could find. Sometimes it takes a stick, a toy, the laser pointer, sometimes the lasso. He won't go to the bathroom on the leash so I have to let him out to potty and sometimes he disagrees lol
__________________
Hail Gunther 7-2-2013



If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you ever tried.
Ellimaybel is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-27-2014, 03:02 AM   #5 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 1,673
Default

a good strong flexi lead might be in order
you call him and if he fails to come you reell him back in
and the flexi lead would allow him to wander off to do his business
my boy diesel is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-27-2014, 03:04 AM   #6 (permalink)
Knighted Member
 
Zeeva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 3,278
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ellimaybel View Post
Very true he had a solid recall before, but he's not allowed to run due to a leg injury and he's being defiant because he so desperately wants to run and play. I usually take a toy with me, but last night the "lasso" was the closest thing I could find. Sometimes it takes a stick, a toy, the laser pointer, sometimes the lasso. He won't go to the bathroom on the leash so I have to let him out to potty and sometimes he disagrees lol
Please no laser pointers...there are plenty of articles on google stating the potential mental issues dogs can get through the use of those.

I'd suggest high-value treats if he is food motivated or a high-value toy.

Also, chasing and lassoing a dog in his eyes might be 'fun' so you're simply reenforcing a bad behavior.

You could also put him on a long lead and practice recall. If he doesn't listen, real him in when you want to go inside.
Zeeva is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-27-2014, 03:08 AM   #7 (permalink)
Master Member
 
Ellimaybel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 750
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by my boy diesel View Post
a good strong flexi lead might be in order
you call him and if he fails to come you reell him back in
and the flexi lead would allow him to wander off to do his business
I like that idea... I've been struggling with middle of the night bathroom trips for a month now and just now got this? lol Thank you!
__________________
Hail Gunther 7-2-2013



If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you ever tried.
Ellimaybel is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-27-2014, 03:13 AM   #8 (permalink)
Master Member
 
Ellimaybel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 750
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zeeva View Post
Please no laser pointers...there are plenty of articles on google stating the potential mental issues dogs can get through the use of those.

I'd suggest high-value treats if he is food motivated or a high-value toy.

Also, chasing and lassoing a dog in his eyes might be 'fun' so you're simply reenforcing a bad behavior.

You could also put him on a long lead and practice recall. If he doesn't listen, real him in when you want to go inside.
He doesn't chase the laser pointer. It's really more the sound of the keychain part when I pick it up that he associates with coming to me.

Usually when I grab his lead he comes because he wants to see where I'm taking him. It is fun. I was cracking up . Sometimes they just do stuff that drives you bonkers and you know you should correct it but when it is 2 am and you just want to go to bed it's just easier to laugh at their insanity. Either that or go insane yourself.

It's not really a lasso. Just in case there's anyone out there thinking I'm playing rodeo clown with my dog. I need a flexilead. It's been decided.

I wish dogs could talk. I would have loved to hear what he was thinking last night. Tonight he's been awesome. He goes out and does his business. I've been hiding toys around the house inside to keep his mental stimulation up so he doesn't get bored.
__________________
Hail Gunther 7-2-2013



If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you ever tried.
Ellimaybel is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-27-2014, 03:16 AM   #9 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 1,673
Default

you take him out potty at 2 am?? how old is he??
my boy diesel is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-27-2014, 12:53 PM   #10 (permalink)
Master Member
 
Ellimaybel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 750
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by my boy diesel View Post
you take him out potty at 2 am?? how old is he??
it's not a matter of his age... He's on my schedule. I'm a night owl so he is too. I'm still up at 2 am.
__________________
Hail Gunther 7-2-2013



If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you ever tried.
Ellimaybel is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:01 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com