My Husky is an adult, taller than me when standing. His weigh in at the vet was 62lbs. So when I say when my Husky gets amped up and starts mouthing or nipping, I mean 62lbs of dog pulling my clothing. He can jump over my head (we’ve actually done this in agility, he’s naturally graceful, but we always make sure he has a soft landing pad) from a sitting position. He is go go go from the moment we wake up, to the moment we go to sleep, with a few naps here and there. So yeah, the back to him ignoring him is actually the fasted way to get him to stop, even at the risk of my shirt being ripped to shreds. It’s not often he does this, but its often enough that I’ve tried every other method and this one just clicked.
Grabbing their collar is exactly like you described. Putting a hand on his collar and leading him to whatever area you’ve chosen to put him. Which normally entails a slight dragging at some point if they put up a resistance. Again, I’m not an expert, and I’m sure plenty of people use the collar grab; it’s just not something I’m comfortable with, so I was giving you other options that have worked for me without physically touching the dog.
I’ve given plenty of physical corrections when out walking, or in public when they turn into brats, but again, never with my hands. I haven’t needed to. Knees and feet and body bumps work fine. And I don’t mean kicking or kneeing them, but if they are laying in my way napping, I’ll push them along the tile with my foot. I raise my knee when anyone gets jumpy. They bump into my knee with their chest, and stop. When I’m walking them, I’ll body bump them if they start crowding me, or if we are working on non verbal commands.
My hands are for petting, grooming, and playing, when I say it’s time. Hyper jumpy nippy dogs get the cold shoulder.
Last edited by Jchrest; 06-20-2019 at 02:39 PM.