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Thanks for the advice Tayla and Outwest! It's good to know that this a normal thing and that Diesel is not just a bad dog (which I know he isn't). I will look at both of those training helpers you posted and be as consistent as possible! I will not let teenage angst get the best of me or my dog! 👍


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Anyone know what I should do to train Van Gogh to "come" he listens to every command by "come" what are some advice you can give?


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Anyone know what I should do to train Van Gogh to "come" he listens to every command by "come" what are some advice you can give?


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I've been working with Bella on this by offering her little treats when she trots over to say hi. I keep some kibble in my pocket. Sometimes, as I see her walking toward me, I say "come" because I know she's doing that. Then I praise her for it. I try never to use the word "come" unless I'm sure my dog is going to obey, and never call them over for anything negative.

Another thing is to play the "go to/come" game with another person and some high value treats. One person stands at one end of the room says "Go to John!", and John says "Come!" right after. Puppy gets treat upon arrival. Reverse and repeat. Tess loved this game when she was little. You gradually increase the distance so one is in another room, at the end of the yard, etc.

There are lots of other games like this--if you search for "recall" you will find many.
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First you start in a distraction free environment using really good treats and stand a few feet away (2 maybe). Once they are consistent with that move back a couple feet and then a couple more. Add in a distraction or two. Once he comes every time you can try it outside on a lightweight leash or clothsline. Again, go back to basics. 2 feet, 4 feet, 6 feet. If at some point he doesn't come, tug on the line and reel him in. Once you are consistent there take him someplace out in public, a walk or pet store or anyplace with lots of distractions. It's a time consuming thing, but you want a consistent result and you will need to do it in many places before you will get something really reliable. Good luck. We are at the public distraction phase.
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Anyone know what I should do to train Van Gogh to "come" he listens to every command by "come" what are some advice you can give?


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I started with Rose indoors like every other command. I put her in a sit and told her to whoa(stay). Move a couple feet away and pointed my finger to my toes and held a treat so she could see it. The moment she moved towards the treat I said "come". Then increase the distance until you are actually out of her sight. Go into a different room, upstairs or in the basement. You are actually working two commands: Whoa (stay put) and come.
Then you move the command outdoors with a long rose. What I found useful is that when our pup is running around not to call her otherwise you expect the pup to not only stop but to turn around and then come to you. So I give the Whoa command first and then come. If I feel that she will not come (ie - her body is not turning towards me) I would not use the come command; I either use the rope to reel her in and then say come or just release her back to play with an OK.
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An update on our goof Dex, he's 16 months now but still very teenaged....uuuuh does this end? Haha
He's a great dog, he has taken to cuddling and now it's almost every night of Dex wanting to cuddle on the couch. He has a new favorite activity, snowshoeing, we've been going out almost daily and he just loves it. The last time he found hare's legs and he was delighted no matter how disgusting it was. We managed to get them away from him before he tried to take them into the house.

Whining.
We take him for long walks and extended plays but still he walks around whining telling me how very bored he is half an hour after coming back in. He also like whining when one of us leaves the room, he'll stand at the gate and whine until we come back. I think it's almost time to let him have run of the house during the day but he always seems to find something to get into trouble.

Toy posession
We still have an issue when we give Dex a chew, toy or bed....the list seems to be growing, he gets all possesive of it. I've started just sitting near him or petting him when he has a danger item and trying to show him that we don't always take things away. I think it's because when he gets a toy, a lot of times he's destroying it within minutes of having receiving it and to avoid any chocking danger we have to take it away. We're stuck between letting him have the object and either have him destroy it and putting him in danger or taking it away which seems to be teacing him that we give him things and then take them away again.

Being mouthy.
If Dex and I are going outside, he loves picking up one of the pieces of clothing that I'm going to put on, like a glove or my snow pants and showing me. He also seems to like picking up anything that's small enough to tell me how bored he is, and he'll come show me and then make a game of it.

He doesn't know it but in two weeks our mr Dex finally has an appointment to neuter. We would have done it sooner but we have a cat who's had two operations for mammary tumors so we haven't had the funds.

Now some exciting news. We were over at a neighbour's snowshoeing on their trails with Dex and my SO saw how happy he was with their three dogs and mentioned getting another dog. I really do think that Dex would benefit from a companion, he's got so much energy which may be from being intact? I've caught SO looking at rescue dogs even, so I know that she means it. I'm trying not to push the issue but I'm also now going to give it up, hehe.
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Nice update on Dexter sounds like he's still a handful but with him being fixed and a possible playmate maybe things will calm down.

So here is a Guybrush & Kaylee update we went to training today and Guybrush was a star he walked in heal, did recall off lead, sit stayed for 1 minute all without treats! Only problem was he broke his down stay. He has been an angel lately no more jumping up and mouthing no more leash biting and twirling on walks so much better!

We have had Kaylee for less than a month and for the last 3 weeks she has been in heat! Luckily that shall be ending soon we know she still smells attracive to other dogs as the intact Alaskian Malamute nextdoor was very interested 2 days ago, but they just moved out so we don't have to worry about him knocking down the fence to get to our girl. Kaylee is very excitable at the moment she jumps and twirls and yelps and whines and yodels! We are trying to teach her that she only gets attention when she is calm so far we have made little progress. She has learned some commands and next week will start training with Guybrush. She had her first night out side of her crate last night and she was perfect let us sleep in till 7am!

We are making progress with our pups, half a year ago we were ready to throttle Guybrush! He has shown us that teenagehood does pass.
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Jay, sounds like things are hopping at your house but in a good way. I'm Kaylee has worked out so well as a playmate for Guy.

Dexter12, re the whining: you'll probably just have to ignore him if you want it to stop. It's hard but he must be getting something out of it (attention) or he'd give it up. The problem I had with Bella was that she'd grown up without gates, had no respect, and just knocked them down. Tucker wasn't and still isn't really ready to have complete run of the house because he puts everything in his mouth. So I've just gotten really good about keeping the bedroom and bathroom doors closed, and keeping as much out of the way in the other rooms of the house. He's still picking things up but there just aren't as many option. I still use the gates for when I want to keep them out of a room for a short while, but otherwise I'm letting then run around the house.

The possessiveness is a more serious problem though, especially if you are thinking about getting another dog. At his age there ought to be a way to keep him from destroying his bed, but I can't think of one... Perhaps ask in a freestanding thread to get greater response? Re: taking toys away from him, the best you can do is to offer something of equal or higher value--a treat or an even better toy. But Ido think this could become a much greater problem if he's showing possessive behavior with his humans, he'll probably do even more when a new dog comes on the scene.

Getting another dog: yay! Dex will have a great time with a playmate. Both Guy and I did that, and several others on the forum, and it does give the first dog a great outlet for all that energy. Just choose very well if you get a rescue and make sure Dex approves. See my update following for why...

To all: We are bumping along here. I love having Bella here but she has changed our lives in bad ways I hadn't counted on. Having been kept in a back yard with limited human or animal contact, she's very insecure "out in the world." The dog she is inside our home--loving, sweet, funny and playful--is the dog should be all the time but isn't. So we're working with a trainer who is helping me socialize her in a safe way. The other issue I wasn't prepared for was that Tucker has developed resource guarding issues. He adores Bella but gets almost manic when high value treats are brought into the picture. He can be quite mean to her and to Tess. So we are working on that, too. The upshot of it is that meals are carefully orchestrated, we don't go out into public very often, I don't go to the dog park unless it's empty, and more. I really hope we can get a grip on these issues very soon because I want to have a nice summer and go places!

As I type this, the two GRs just effected a change of ownership of an antler with no grumbling. Tucker had it, and now Bella does. Perhaps it's all do-able!
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So much for well behaved dogs, Kaylee ripped down some wallpaper today. Now that her heat is over she can hang out in the yard with Guybrush when we are not home instead of being cooped up in kitchen.

Currently both of my guys are running around and jumping in the kiddie pool outside. At least they are having fun.
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I haven’t posted on this thread for a while, so I thought I’d do a Tayla update. From monster puppy to normal teenager we are seeing changes slowly, but they are there. We are giving her limited access to our bedroom which is the safe zone for our 15 year old Golden so she is not happy, but it has to be done sometime. I make sure all the socks and under ware are picked up and shut the closet door and bathroom door and she has been pretty good. We have found her a couple times just laying on the bed with Jesse. A few times she has grabbed something and brought it in to us, but she drops it when we tell her and sometimes before we can say it so she knows. She hasn’t grabbed anything off the counters for a while so that is good. She can still be a bit bitey when over excited and we are continuing to work on that and she will launch herself from across the room on us when we are sitting down and that has to stop, but we have had limited success with that yet. A 65 lbs. bullet is not fun. We were vending at a dog event on Saturday and we took her for the socialization experience of lots of people and dogs. She did great. When she was in her crate she didn’t care if people or dogs approached her and walking through crowds she was fine with people stopping to pet her and other dogs approaching her. She greeted politely so that was good. Pulled a lot and didn’t heel much, but I cut her some slack because of the situation being so new to her. All in all it was a good experience for her.

I hope everyone had a great weekend and will have a wonderful week.
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