No Stinkin' Leashes Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: SF Bay Area
Mouth on you means everything stops. Immediately. Start a few hours before your walk - pick up the collar, and when he starts running around, put the collar down and go sit on the couch for a few minutes, ignoring him. Don't touch him, look at him, or talk to him, turn your head away if he tries to get your attention, stand up to dump him off if he puts his paws on your lap. Wait a few minutes and try again. Do this over and over again until you can get to the point where he'll sit calmly for you to put the collar on him. The second he gets excited, "oops!", put the collar away and go sit down.
This is something that really should have been nipped in the bud a long time ago. Because he's older and has been doing it for a long time now, it will take longer to fix, but if you're persistent, you CAN fix it. Right now he's continuing to get what he wants even though he's not behaving the way you want him too. Make that not work for him anymore.
Keefer 8/25/05-4/24/19 ~ The sweetest boy
Halo 11/9/08-6/17/18 ~ You left pawprints on our hearts
Dena 9/12/04-10/4/08 ~ Forever would have been too short