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Hey Andrea, let me try explaining a little better. Re-direct, to me, means you're too late. She's already acted, and with this, her prey drive being triggered, I think its really hard to STOP it with corrections that are too late.

The point of the place command isnt just the place command. Its also to make it easier for you to time those corrections. As soon as she looks like she's going to get up. Pop. See what I mean. Don't let her run with your kids, period. You're never going to be able to make it clear to her whats unacceptable. Does that make more sense?
 

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Hi Andrea-- This a serious situation considering the size of the dog in the future. When my two children were small, the child went to their room with inappropriate behavior toward the dog(s). I had 100 pound dogs. My children are in their thirties and confirmed dog people today and have referenced with pride how their mother taught them many, many skills in raising dogs. a
And they learned that many things are not the dogs fault. One huge rule was a dog can NEVER chase you.

Next, the dog has to learn how to stay on a "rug." My 9 week GSD puppy learned this immediately after I got him this spring, as sometimes I had meetings each week for months after school that went on for hours. I went home got the dog (seven minutes) and brought him to meetings with more than thirty people. I had a bully stick, a rug, treats, and a determination that a dog MUST learn to stay in place quietly. People raved about how quiet and well behaved my pup was. I said, "Yes, he's a German Shepherd--it's his JOB to obey."

I teach second grade. Decide what your expectations are and go for it. What I have outlined are reasonable developmentally for both your daughter and the dog. Good luck!!
How im the world did you get a 9 week old to stay on a rug for thst ling. My pup would run off and no getting her back

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This it's awesome how you got your dog to stay. So far with my pup I can get him to stay, but if I leave the room he will get off. Still a working progress. Any suggestions?

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I had my 9 week old pup by my side on the floor during the meetings. My foot was on his leash. It's more of an attachment to the rug.

Yesterday we were in the vet's office and I brought the rug. The tech lowered the electric table almost to the floor and I put the rug on it My puppy is now 18 weeks old and by his own volition got on the rug and stayed the whole visit on it.

So--this is how I do it. Totally no talking or commands to the dog. I put the rug on the floor. (It's a spa rug. Basically a really fat towel.) Anytime the dog walks on the rug. I throw a treat onto the rug. Then I walk away. (Dog follows.) Dog walks on rug = treats.... Then dog has to sit on rug + treats.... Then dog has to lay on rug + treats. Totally non- verbal--I wait for the behavior I want and reinforce it with food thrown on the rug.

Intermittent reinforcement is the most powerful. So dog doesn't get treats all the time, but when puppy is down on the rug, good stuff is coming sooner or later. After a while the dog loves his rug and wants to be on it. Try getting the dog off it!

My min pin has a rug. That thing goes down on the floor--she rushes to lay down. Sooner or later something good is coming.

Take the rug with you to people's house, work, etc. The dog wants to stay on the rug.
 

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Thankfully since I posted this my youngest stopped running through the house like a madwoman and Lucie has stopped chasing and biting:) now we just need to work on her chasing the cats..... It's never ending with my Lucie girl!


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Thankfully since I posted this my youngest stopped running through the house like a madwoman and Lucie has stopped chasing and biting:) now we just need to work on her chasing the cats..... It's never ending with my Lucie girl!


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Only one of my cats my dog will chase. He chase the one that runs from him. The other one stand its ground. It's more fun to him if they run. =)

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Well the problem is both my cats run in fear. When she corners the cat all I can hear is hissing and Lucie whining. I'm positive she's being playful bc she isn't stalking them in anyway. But we recently adopted a new kitten and Lucie is very excited over her and I'm afraid Lucie is going to hurt her without knowing it bc she's 60 pounds and likes to use her paws.


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Hi please no harsh judgment....

My 5 month old GSD really likes to bite my 5 year old. If she's running through the house she chases her and grabs anywhere she can. She has scraped up her arms and even put holes in her clothes.

I would hate to keep her on a lead in the house but I think I'm running out of options. I always correct the dog and also ask my daughter not to run through the house screaming like a mad woman.

Any suggestions????


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I realise this is a little late however you have to teach your pup to be calm and controlled, I find the best way is teach your pup to drop and stay in a drop position when playing or being around the kids, not a fan of dogs running in the house but with a pup that is inevitable just monitor enforce the drop rule never let your child or other children play with any dogs unsupervised unless the dog is well socialise with the children and the children are old enough to control and manage the dog. The dog has no intention to hurt or harm your kids and like your kids at 5 months it is a kid learning all manner of things including socialisation and how to play your job to teach both the children and the dog..
 

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