Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: St Petersburg, FL
Redirecting has been a godsend!!!! Last thursday I had that breakdown too - what did I do to deserve this dog - but then I realized, I was part of the problem. I wasn't consistent enough at all and yea, great white shark indeed. I actually nicknamed him Chucky (remember Child's Play) when he gets totally out of control because he gets that "look".
Whats been really working lately is doing basic obedience when he gets super crazy. As soon as I reach for the treats and start sits and downs and watch me's... Marco comes back and Chucky leaves! Is he perfect. Not at all. He forgets - but some of the things I'm doing now consistently, he knows when I'm not going to play or indulge his bad behavior and he backs off.
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