Your the alpha in the house try treat training if your son has a few min. a day have him work with one dog at a time just making them sit and lay down the wait command works great if you do not know that one let me know i'll try to explain it with him holding the treats they will learn.
i would think about petsmart puppy manners classes for you and your son. regardless of how well they are trained, maybe a formal training enviornment will help your son assert himself, and the dogs to listen better. we made my b/f's dtr go to class and it helped alot. plus i am sure your son would love to go to class once a week, right? it would be somethign for you guys to do with the dogs and together that you would both enjoy.
Thank you eskie girl, great idea. Assersion is one of the problems my son has. He has been diagnosed with aspergers syndrome and that is one of the biggest hurdles for me. My dogs love him, have layed with him on terrible nights, I can't be there when he learns how to get his dog's respect, . I've called trainers in the past and always felt bad that I couldn't do this on my own, so I cancelled.
***Edited By: sherry on 2/8/2005 3:51:42 PM*** Reason: sp.
I've made an appointment with petsmart, cam and dog. I know my son would look at me for instruction. My angel and my son will be taking classes every saturday for 8 weeks from March 12th on. He will be on his own with me somewhere lerking in the backround in case of some problem. After talking with the trainer I feel comfortable that cam can get some control and i'll feel better knowing that he gets the respect he deserves. p.s. I'm going to stay on top of them and allow my son to stay on top of it too!
Don't feel bad for not being able to do it yourself. I have noticed that my daughter learns better if I am not right there. I will teach her things, and she will pretend not to know them, like she'd say she can't say her ABCs, and would say them for me all wrong. Then, later, I will hear her in her room singing those darn ABCs perfectly!