Since training with Sage has been so great and we're headed to advanced class my brother who owns a 15month Weimaraner (spayed female if that helps) is asking me for advice. He is a stubborn boy who will only ask for a real trainers help if he really thought he had a problem.
Anyway the dog "Gabby" is a very sweet happy girl. She does know sit, down, stay, she knows come but I'm not sure how reliable she is with it, and a few show tricks. She is TERRIBLE about greeting she is just SOOO EXCITED and jumps all over you and she barks at everything the wind, a car door down the block...everything. She has also peed daily in her crate while my brother and his fiance are at work...no potty in the house other than in the crate.
For greeting I have advised him to work on a park it or wait (advised him to teach wait...he's using stay as a wait command) while he can answer the door and a sit to be petted, ignore jumping completely (he's been saying off when she does it and then trying to hold her in place so she can't jump)
For the barking I've told him to redirect teach watch me/focus and to teach quiet
For peeing in the crate I told him to get something specifically made to clean up pet urine (currently uses soap and water) Also told him to look for a forum for Weimaraners
Does that sound good? I've never had to correct a longstanding bad behavior before and I'm not sure if different methods are needed for Weimaraners (i've heard they can be very stubborn)
thanks for any advice you can lend