Also, is there any good video about dog training designed to handle kid issues? I have a great book by Brian Kilcommons called Good Owners Great Dogs and I have the video too. I know he wrote a book Childproofing your Dog and I wondered if there was a video? If not I will read the book but the videos are great especially for kids.
for jumping up what i was taught to do is when they jump the person jumped on grabs their front feet and starts walking so the dog is walking going backwards. keep on walking around all over for a bit. dogs won't like that. for a little corgi and adults it's a bit inconvenient to bend down that far, but for your kids, they are closer to the ground! it's very for kids to learn and do. and i really like that book "childproofing your dog"!
my corgi loves the kids and does well most of the time. She does jump on them but doesn't like it when they touch her to correct her at all or to take something away that she shouldn't have. I don't know the best way to communicate the need to stop this other than to have them give her treats and commands etc. Any ideas are great for me. Also , how do you let your boys wrestle and run with them without letting the dogs get too nippy? Is it just a NO NO to let them run and wrestle? Sorry so many questions.
puppies view children as littermates. kids are equal to them and not someone to listen to. the best way to teach the pup that it is not equal with a child is to have the child do obedience with the puppy or be the one to feed the puppy and walk it. with your little ones it won't be so easy but the older ones should be able to handle some obedience like sit, down. have them train the puppy the same way you would. as far as wrestling goes the descision is out. i have heard many people say absolutely no tug of war games, then i've had trainers who say it's okay as long as you initiate play and end play. in any instance adult supervision is key. you need to be there to determine what is play and what isn't, and how far it is going.
Thanks a lot. My son seems to do well with her and she enjoys him a lot. I think the pup senses weakness with my one daughter and she doesn't want to submit. Training will be good with the older ones. The younger ones are the ones she seems to want to jump on and affectionately maul. I don't allow tug of war at all. The wrestling is a laying on the floor laughing and being licked. Is this problematic?
its hard for me to answer whether it will be problematic or not. my son loves to wrestle and tug of war is his favorite game with scout. there have been two instances though were scout disciplined my son. now if you ask me he deserved it. my son was being a nudge as most kids are and scout was as patient as she could be to a point. she hasn't hurt him or anything but then i am always there so i may have averted something from happening. now they play tug all the time but he also will do obedience with her so i can instill in her that he is not a sibling he is someone she has to listen to also. it can be a very fine line. i certainly would never allow him to play with a friends dog the way he plays with scout whether the other dog is child proof or not. but i know my dog and i know my kid. sometimes the play can get out of hand too on the dogs part. they can be too rough sometimes and thats where you need to step in and teach the dog a " settle " command. scout has learned that when i think she is getting too rough she needs to settle down. she knows that command and will listen to it. also my son needs to learn that command too. sometimes it is far easier to train the dog than it is to train the kid(s).