i have now a German Spitz who is approx one year old..he is lovely,sweet and always gentle and looking for the attention ...but only problem with him is sumthing strange which makes me curious is that sumtimes he refuse to go sumewhere....for example,i take him out..and he is doing just fine..but all of a sudden he refuses to walk where i want to go with him...then i push him and he even pushes backward ...another example,he likes to live in the backyard...but if i try to take him in the balcony he simply refuses it and stops and then he even try to pull off his collar and leash...i try harder him to go with me but he just refuses and stands and push himself back..........why is that?...why he refuses ?..rest of his behaviour is just OK.
by german spitz, do you mean american eskimo? i have 2 eskies. my younger, snoopy, does this. its a leg lock. he will all out refuse to go somewhere, do something, at will. but i dont force him, unless it's an emergency, because i figure he has a reason. dont wanna go down that street? ok we'll pick another. i;d want someone to give me that courtesy and not continuously force me into things i didnt want to do. plus, once i pushed him too far and he bit me. it was my fault, for not understanding what he was telling me, but i'll never do it again.
your own dog bit you? i would give that dog away your dog should never bite you no matter what when my son was about 1 1/2 yrs old he pulled out my GSD hair ... a huge clump too .. she just whined when my son was about 2 yrs old he fell on my dog and hurt my dog ... my dog just cried about it a dog should never bite his owner .. that is ridiculous that you would keep him after that incident
Oh yeah and one of my fosters was beaten by her owner right before she was dropped off at the shelter .. she just sat there and whined I don't see how a dog can bite it's owner .... seems like a bad dog
cockerlover....i just gave my lab to one of my friend..bcoz he was getting more agressive day by day and very nippy and mouthy...even applying so many formulas...but he was full of personality.
German spitz are the cuzins of ESKIMO i think.....well,whenver i take him out and then come back to home....he refuses to come IN !...he refuses to go in the balcony (it is essential for him to live in the balcony)...rest of his behaviour is ok and very loving...help me plz.
How big is your balcony?he may be scared of small spaces.Do you have any toys or bones for him?Does he like his crate?if you have one?Maybe try enticing him with treats or something he loves.If its high he could be scared of hieghts.
If this dog soesnt work out for you,I would suggest a very submissive breed.Spitz are not a submissive breed.Anyone correct me if Im wrong.
Why does he have to be on the balcony?
***Edited By: cockerlover on 9/28/2005 10:15:22 PM*** Reason: i need to add something
first off, snoopy is a rescue dog, is very scared, timid, skittery. i backed him into a corner under the bed and had a loud aggravated voice with him. i reached under the bed, where he was hiding, adn his only defense was to snap out. too bad for me i couldnt see him to read his signs and move, and he got my finger. give him away? for my error? thats ridiculous. i consider it a provoked bite, owner error. i have one friend who said i should put him down. thats even more absurd. and i am confused- your dog has to go ont the balcony because it lives there? if thats the case thts no life for a dog, no wonder it doesnt want to go back on the balcony. would you want to live there? forgive me if i misunderstand what you meant. if thats the life oyur dog has i urge you to rehome him.
spitz can be your best friend or worst enemy. they need firm, but loving, training, adn consistency. i think NILIF was invented for them :)
***Edited By: eskiegirl on 9/28/2005 10:13:28 PM*** Reason: .
the dog is unsure, this especially common in puppies. puppies that are scared will just sit and refuse to move. so try make the balcony fun or a must. what i would do is feed him out there. if he refuses to go out and eat. put his food up. eventually hungter will out weigh fear, and he will venture out. praise any and all attempts to go out there. if tries and stops. just praise, and take him in, he did good. if you force him. you will only compound the problem by making him all emotional. it is kind of like a kid who is afraid of the closet and you try to push him in it. they are going to panic and never like the closet.
well,balcony was just an example ! it was not the issue...lets forget balcony for the moment.....so what about he doesnt come in the home??..after a long walk..then i must have to come back to home....and he simply refuses to come IN.then i praise him,push him and try everything which makes him to come in...then after so many difficulties he ends up coming IN...when he doesnt want to go anywhere i simply dont force him and change my track....but coming back to hom is essential and i have to let him come inside at any cost......i can go with his mood with sum other issues like balcony...but how can i go with his mood when he is not coming in the home?..do i suppose to live outside with him? lol
try this, when you come home with him open the door. then go back out to the sidewalk and walka few house away, 2 should be fine. then run with him, do not give him a chance to think, when he freezes and he will. just wait, even sit on the ground praise any movement or attmept to move into the house. if runs right inside try feeding him a treat immediatly. going in the house a good thing. this dog sounds like he may not have benn socialized and left in cage all day when he was young.