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BF and I have dealt with strong breeds but always got them right out of the whelping box. BF adopted a dobie/rottie mix that was kicked out of a car and and let loose in the country running wild till the pound caught and picked him up.
He's a great dog - 7 months old - incredibly affectionate. Very playful.
He likes his chew toys but always goes for our personal stuff (slippers, socks, belts, shoes). In the house, we just have to say "DROP IT!" And He does. No problem.
Outside, though, he doesn't mind. He will pick up anything from the house/garage and run off with it. We call for him to stop and he does. Sits down too. But when we walk up to him to take said forbidden item from his mouth, he runs off and wants to play.
Tie him up when he's outside so running off isn't an option? Appears he was beaten before we got him. He is protective yet very timid.
Any suggestions appreciated.
do you have any peanutbutter?
We both hate cats...not an option
This sounds almost exactly like my dog.
We would hook him up to a lengthy chain(About 10 yards or so) so he could run around, but not run off. We did this for about 2 months or so, then he started to get the idea that he wouldn't have to wear the chain if he didn't leave our yard.
"We'll play anyone, anyplace, anytime!" - Tom Izzo
he's treating you like an equal. you have to stand up to him when you really want him to do something, and be prepared to scold him when he acts badly. you also have to make sure you give him clear signals so he knows when you want to play and when you mean business. y'all can be pals, but he needs to know who's the boss. tie him up if you can't keep your eye on him.
That's some damn good parenting advice right there.
Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.
Definitely worth a shot.
An add-on: if that doesn't seem to help, try replacement. Whenever you take something from him, replace it with something he is allowed to chew on that you won't take away.
It's perfectly normal for some dogs to want to grab everything with their mouths and play with it. A lot of times, they will grow out of it with time, but it never hurts to help that phase along.
I hope you're joking.
Walk the property line a bunch with him. Say good and bad when they stray from the line.
Thank you, Denicos.
Same here with my puppy. I kept him on a leash for a while. Now he's rewarded with a bone when he comes back, so no funny business. Sometimes he goes in his cage all by himself if he knows he was bad
Best training device ever! I haven't had to shock my dog in a couple years, the warning beep gets his attention now. And he loves when I bring it out now because it means we are going hunting.
In that order...
I agree with this. its all about being the alpha. sounds like a good dog and you guys are doing a fine job...he's just a puppy.
Hating cats is silly. Better to admit your phobia and confront it
Dogs by nature are status seeking. Make it known that you are in charge, use stern tones, and if he is disobeying you, let there be ramifications. Don't beat the shit out of him, but establish your authority or put him in a quick timeout. he's gonna grow out of this "partying" phase eventually (I'm guessing when he runs off he prances and bounds?). he has to know that he needs to respect you when you're making a command. A dog with that pedigree is going to try and challenge for some perceived dominance in a few months if he goes unchecked (gnashing teeth, growling when responding to a command), so it needs to be taught now that he is and will be "below" you.
You gotta bite his ear, show 'em who's boss! That's what Thunder Jack used to tell me.
Yeah but isn't your dog a beagle?
I love the breed but... nuff said.
No, you gotta bite them on the back of the neck and pick them up by the scruff. Then drop them and put your paw on them to keep them down. That will show them who's the alpha.
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Do yourself a favor and go check one out. Get one with variable settings and then see what it actually feels like. I did this before I would use one on the dog. You set it just past the threshold of what they can feel. It isn't a shock, its just a tingle that gets their attention. The other must have for taking your dog on a walk is a pinch collar. It looks like some Chinese torture device, but is actually much safer for the dog than a choke/synch collar or even a flat collar. The pinch collar applies the same pressure all the way around instead of choking the dog.
This is the first of a series on remote collar training, this will help the beginner to the proper use of remote collar training, using the collar for recall is a great way to introduce both the dog and the handler to remote collars, in this video you will learn how to find a working level for your dog and start imprinting the collar for the off leash recall command.
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He's 7 months old and you're wondering why he's acting like a puppy. We have a 2 yr old long haired Shepherd, and she's just starting to settle down now. You need to train your BF and yourself to keep your personal stuff where the PUPPY can't get it. Or you can go all bootcamp on the dog and break him down.
You must really be a dog person. I can tell because of the nicknames you use when referring to the breeds.
LOL, yeah he is a Beagle.
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