So i have apup who is 6 months old and she is doing wonderful I have 2 children 6 and 3 and she is great except with the 6yr old, she tends to grab aholdof his sleeves or his coat sleeves and his pants and drag him around he cannot get her to let go but the mnute me or my husband say no out she immediatly lets go. I have taught my son to do everything we do stern voice and a finger pointed at her and a NO which works for us but not for him. She plays well withhim indoors she does occaisionally try to nip his ears if he is on her level, but i thought that was just regular puppy play. He is helping with her training she is almost house broken and sits on command for a treat she will do it for both of the children. I just can't break her of grabbing him and pulling him around? any ideas sugestions? thanks very much...my sons clothes thank you as well! http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t45/angelsun5067/codyandangel.jpg
When he gives her the command no, have him lower his voice significantly. A higher-pitched, happy voice (much like a childs) is a fun, playful thing for a dog. But a lower, stern voice is commanding and more adult-like and serious.
It is very typical puppy behavior to nip and pull at clothing, especially if Angel has already pegged the 6 year old as the one to play with her more, which is why she does it to him rather than the 2 year old. :)
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thanks this does make sense i guess we have to work on his voice lowering tecniqe...thanks rescue my husband is very frustrated by this and is at his wits end..he thinks she is being mean to him. Needless to say he loves the dog but could live without her unlike the rest of us. beleive it or not he is a cat guy! hee hee not many of those around who would choose a cat over a dog..lol
I think you son is in a great position to have a life-long friend here. Everything that needs to be done needs to be done by your son, not you and your husband. It's a great opportunity to teach him how to control and train a pup, and they will be best friends because if he keeps it up, the dog will respond best to him! (especially since your son is already his favorite)
Are you familiar with the NILF program? Google it. Your son needs to put himself above the dog on the family heirarchy. Right now, they are fighting for that position, less than the younger "defenseless" kids. The puppy already KNOWS he is above them on the heirarchy because they don't put up the fight.
Have your son demand that your dog do something like "sit" before he gets a reward, like going outside to play, or playing ball, or whatever. Also, have your son feed him so the pup sees him placing the food on the ground. Then your son is in charge of something very important to the dog.
Again, google "NILF" and have your son try some of those techniques.
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kdubs i used the nilf program with my son he feeds her and she does wonderfully i think you are right about fighting for the heirachy position. we are gonna start working on this very soon, i think that he will be able to handle the situation f given the right techniqe to use. thanks to everyone whoo has helped
my pup has a thing for ears human ears that is!lol she usually only picks on my 6 yr old but today i caught her knocking the 3 yr old down outside jumping on him and trying to nip his ears! he he okay kinda cute till my husband got real upset and told me to get rid of her. Not gonna happen but anyway. Just thought i would share that with you all i am desperatly looking for an ob class in my area that is somewhat affordable..any ideas i'm in brunswick maine?