So I had a thread started about this subject ...http://www.goldenretrieverforum.com/...ley-today.html (I yelled at Bentley today...)
...But I guess I've had blinders on and didn't realize just how bad the situation is so I'm starting this thread so I can keep an eye on his progress. Fun time is O.V.E.R.
This is completely my fault for allowing it to get so out of control but I've taken back the reigns and Bentley is going to learn some manners and he's going to learn them 100%. Nothing less will be excepted.
I'm used to training abused, rescued adults and they are so appreciative that they are more than willing to learn.
I've allowed Bentley to skate on his cuteness and "He's a puppy, it will take time", long enough.
In a nutshell, he has become a bully with Ky and all other dogs he meets. Unacceptable. Ky has completely given up and will not correct him at all so he bites her and body slams her, steals from her and bullies her.
In class he knows all commands and does well. At home he has gotten to the point of "thinking" about it before performing a command. Unacceptable.
Starting yesterday I put him through 10 minutes of training every hour. This will continue today and every day until he gets that he's not the little prince.
I have allowed him to jump on my lap whenever he wants to. That has also stopped. He is now only allowed up with an invitation. He would bring me a toy and I would automatically play with him. Now that also is only at my invitation.
He is understandably confused by the new routine but he will get over it. I have rules and he is going to follow them..to the letter. He is 5 months old now and there is no excuse for his behavior other than the fact that we spoiled him rotten. My fault, I will fix it.
Getting DH trained is going to take a lot of work too. He is already feeling sorry for Bentley but that's not my problem. I didn't put up with my kids misbehaving and I will not raise a bully puppy either.
Bentley's last class is this Wed. He will go to that but then classes are over until I get him trained at home. The trainer has been telling me to leave him and Ky alone to work things out. That didn't work so now I'm doing it my way.
The little prince has lost his throne.
Day 2 begins..................