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Old 01-21-2012, 11:43 AM
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Parents of teenage pups

I know there are people that started threads with teenage dogs and wondering why there dog is misbehaving...i was one of them!!

I thought it would be nice to have a thread where you can come vent, tell your latest ordeal, and get that frustration off your back!

I had a HORRIBLE walk this morning...what would normally take 15 min took 30. It snowed last night so the roads in our subdivision still have a snow layer. Koda pulled/jumped/bit the leash and my arm 90% of the walk. I certainly did my best to ignore her and stay calm but tge little bugger kept walking around me as she held the leash therefore tying my legs up. O the people watching sure got a show lol. O well, over now and have to hope for a better one next time!
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:48 AM
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Every time I mention Bentley's "issues" to our trainer, he tells me to get him tired first. How exactly am I supposed to do that if he misbehaves every walk, won't play without going into crazy puppy mode and is so stubborn that he would rather miss a meal than eat from a Kong. Our trainer is lucky I haven't taken out my frustration on him.
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I often think it's a good think my neighbors don't videotape me on walks with Ozzy. It's ridiculous sometimes! He does the jumping and biting at me and the leash thing too.

And now I have to keep my covered garbage can (one of the stainless ones with the foot pedal that you step on to open) up on my counter because Ozzy has figured out how to open it.
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Ace was a right terror at obedience class on Thursday. He was jumping/biting at the leash and me while we were working on heeling, wouldn't listen to any of my commands, and kept pulling to get at Mason, a 5 months old Bouvier in the class. I was so frustrated! Normally he does quite well in class!
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Old 01-21-2012, 03:27 PM
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I take Kye to class early to throw a ball, work on simple stuff but mainly to try to tire her a bit out, but we cannot make a full class yet. As soon as we walk in class, Kye wants to keep going and is bored with the walk, stop, walk stop. She will sniff the dog in front of her, want to cut across to the one on the opposite side. When we line up 9 times out of 10 before our trainer can get to her she is trying to reverse and be looking the other way at the poor dog behind her. I have learned when she hits this, I step outside the ring and we walk, run, makes turns, she jumps a few times and whirls her butt around in a happy dance. When all feet are on the ground and she looks "done" we re-enter and continue. Most people claim she is a "sweet handful", others say "Bless your Heart"....I try to nod and smile.

But I am that gal you see before class way back in the pasture running, with a dog who is 1/2 pulling, 1/2 jumping and having a definately good time, whether her human is or not. While cooking breakfast this AM either Kye or Coop brought in a stick that was so long I don't know how they got it through the doggie door. Then proceeded to shread it and stick pieces all in the couch cushions. Looked around the corner to see my couch had grown spikes!!! But can say something good, Kye is getting really good on our walks after she tires a bit, will turn on a dime either way (if I don't get my clumsey feet in the way). This is just happening and so glad, but we have to walk fast, and I talk to her as we walk to alert her to a change. Good, but I can't walk this fast all the time...if we walk slow, Kye will pull me down the street, so short lead and faster. So we are seeing some kind of progress.

Notice how when they jump they have grown so much they can almost jump taller than we are??? Oh My!!!

Cooper Pooper Scooper is doing so well, but totally opposite of Kye. He likes to stroll, to sit on my foot at "sit". We can walk and he must learn to move more away from my leg as he bumps into me a lot while he is looking around. He will find a bug, stop and spend a full minute watching it, no matter what I do to get him moving. He likes to walk, but I bet if I took his lead off he would stick right at my side. At class I have to say Coop Heal or he would continue to sit! During the talking part of class Coop sleeps, while Kye at her class will try to sneak on her belly to another dog. I sit on the floor with Kye and scratch her and pray a lot this will be enough.

Don't get me wrong, Kye makes life exciting, so easy to train and into everything, but geez Coop is a blessing!
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I take Kye to class early to throw a ball, work on simple stuff but mainly to try to tire her a bit out, but we cannot make a full class yet. As soon as we walk in class, Kye wants to keep going and is bored with the walk, stop, walk stop. She will sniff the dog in front of her, want to cut across to the one on the opposite side. When we line up 9 times out of 10 before our trainer can get to her she is trying to reverse and be looking the other way at the poor dog behind her. I have learned when she hits this, I step outside the ring and we walk, run, makes turns, she jumps a few times and whirls her butt around in a happy dance. When all feet are on the ground and she looks "done" we re-enter and continue. Most people claim she is a "sweet handful", others say "Bless your Heart"....I try to nod and smile
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Oh my goodness..I am sorry but you have had me in hysterics here, tears streaming down my cheeks! I am not being very supportive am I?! I do mean to be but you have such a great way of writing! Have you considered writing as a hobby or career or do you already!!? Its wonderful, just too funny. I have just read it out to my other half and hes laughing too. We have been to some of the places you have been so we do really understand but could NEVER explain to others as well as you have! Thank you for entertaining me this evening! I hope those dogs start behaving for their Mum! Teenagers eh. Chesters a bless his heart dog at times too!! All 83 pounds of him...and thats not a lot of fun either! Especially when hes feeling 'hormonal' and has a firm grip around one of my daughters waists!
Boys and their bits! Its at times like that I remember why I had a girl last time!!
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Ozzy has had trouble with class at times too. He WANTS the treats and wants them NOW. I have to keep working quietly with him when the instructor is explaining things or he'll start barking at me.
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And now I have to keep my covered garbage can (one of the stainless ones with the foot pedal that you step on to open) up on my counter because Ozzy has figured out how to open it.
Too funny, Ozzy's mom! Did you invest like I did in one of those inpenetrable "simple human" garbage cans?????? I can't BELEIVE he figured out how to open it. My lovely Maya ate the cord and plug off our subwoofer yesterday. I PURPOSELY unplugged it the other day (THANK GOD) because I was thinking, hmmmm, this is something she hasn't chewed yet, and it's the only "exposed" cord remaining in our gated kitchen and family room area. She is laying down and chewing on a nice marrow bone, and I start peeling potatos, and when I turn around she gotten the cord pulled out into middle of the family room, in several pieces, and the plug is in her mouth. No more surround sound system in our house. She is going to send me to an early grave.....
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Baumgartml16, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for starting this thread!!

There have been so many times when I felt like I had no where to turn to vent about all the stuff Bryley does. I am sure my friends have had enough of my whining. My office mate always asks on Monday mornings "what did Bryely do this weekend?". This thread will be a great place to come unload.
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Notice how when they jump they have grown so much they can almost jump taller than we are??? Oh My!!!
Can we talk about the vertical leaps during walks? They come from out of no where, don't they? My friend who often walks with us calls Byrley a "fart in a frying pan"!!!

He has been such a hard dog to raise, way way harder than the other 3 goldens I have had. I swear he looks for trouble!
Today I dropped the round sandpapery thing that goes on the tip of the Dremel tool. He swallowed it. He had no interest in trading it for a treat. I was panicking and ever time I got close to him he ran away. It took me a good long time to calm down. I was close to tears. It is small and will pass, but, you never know.

OK, my vent it over...until next time!!!!
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