Ok ive finially broke down and figured out that my dogs are spoiled rotton nightmares...lol Love them to death tho.. But they are getting worse. Since adding Louie it seems our house is turned upside down and i cant do anything one on one with just one of the dogs, they are all together and seem to reverting back to bad behavoir and i dont know how to stop it. So instead of hauling 3 dogs to petsmart (which i heard they dont have anymore exsperience training dogs then i do) i was wondering if there is a dog trainer person that will come to you house a few days a week to work with your dogs in your setting? I catn even imagine bringing Daisy (shes the worst) around all those ppl and dogs, she barks and goes crazy at everything and its embarising to be going for a walk with them and some one else is walking and our dogs are on thier back legs while were trying to pull them along-
Weve been a few places latly where other ppls dogs are friendly and dont bark and just wanta play. were in aw over this dog behavoir and now i only relize that i messed my dogs up..lol They are spoiled and dont listen , do what ever they want to do. and yes i made them this way but now im taking a stand and i want to correct this behavoir. Its like the dogs own the home and i dreed coming home from work knowing they will bark and jump on me for a good 15 minutes which i always put my purse and bag down and give them all love and attention but then after that Louie is biting on my shoe and Daisy is still jumping on me and Bentley is biting on bentleys leg- this is a every day thing even when i go out side with out them- what can i do?/ Hubby is even starting to see all the bad things we havnet corrected and now its getting bad with 3 dogs and none of them listening.
Is there such a trainer? what do i look for? what will they work on? socializing? not to bark/ to listen?/ what can i do??
Of course such trainers exist-you just have to find one. I had a trainer come to our house to work with Maggie. He came out once a week for 3 or 4 weeks (I forget how many visits for sure-it's been a while) and he stayed 1 1/2-2 hours each visit. But basically, he trained showing ME how to work with Maggie. He said he can teach a dog to do anything-it's teaching the OWNER that is hard!
I got his name from my vet. I think he also has a small ad in the yellow pages. But he said almost all of his business comes from word of mouth-he's that good, and his service is something that not many offer. He said he turns business away-he could work 24/7 if he wanted to!
But absolutely-you MUST work with one dog at a time! I can't even imagine working with Emma if Maggie weren't already trained. It's work, but it's worth it. Can't tell you how good it feels to just quietly say "sit" and see 2 rumps instantly hit the floor!
what is the correct name for these training ppl? so i can maybe find them in the yellow pages?
Also how do you work with one dog at a time when you have the other 2 sitting and crying to get out side with the other one and myself?
Ive tried doing the potty thing one at a time so they wont play and go potty and then bring them all out to play after but Daisy wont go potty most the times if Bentley isnt out with her.
Bentley is the oldest and is alot better then the other 2- Daisy was doing pretty good untill we got Louie and now Daisy just runs the house and poor Louie just gets trampled on by Daisy when i come home and they are going crazy. Daisy big problem that bothers us is she barks and barks and barks, she barks when we walk up stairs and she barks when a bird flys by. its to the point where pulling our hair out And us yelling at her to stop barking isnt working of coarse probably just makes it worse. I do squirt the water bottle at her which works for a minute.
I know her problem is she isnt socialized but when i got her she was so sick for the first 3-4 months and coudlnt get her shots started till gosh she was 7 months old so i couldnt take her anywhere i didnt want her to pick something up. So now she is just a crazy barking dog..lol We love her to death but something has got to change so our house is a peaceful smooth running house. Of coarse with 3 small/young dogs it will never be peaceful but at least not so heckic Seems like im always on Daisy for this and that , it seems i dont have time to work with Louie so much because Daisy hogs all the time. YOu cant do anythign with any of the other dogs with out her pushing herself on your lap or barking or getting a toy and bringing it to you to play. she wants all the attention.
Is it to late to change all their behavoir? I just think taking them to petsmart training classes all 3 at the same time would be to much. or do i take them one at a time?
Louie is now barking because Daisy barks, Bentley dont bark because i think Daisy does it to much and it irritates him..lol But Bentley does bark and go crazy but no where near what Daisy does when were walking and some one else is walking by- Im to embaressed to ask the ppl to stop and try to makes friends with my barking dogs and one couple did come up to us with their dog hoping to make doggie friends with her pup but my dogs went crazy and i was just to embaressed for the way they were acting when their dog is all calm and just sitting there. where did i go wrong?????????????? Daisy is a year old, if you just got her what would you do with this behavoir? Im sure she can be retrained as she is a VERY smart dog But i think if i get Daisy under control then the rest wouldnt be so hard to control.
sorry so long i just need to know where to start and what to do. Do i work with Daisy first since shes the worst in behavoir out of them
I might consider taking the worst behaved dog to obedience classes first, because there`s not much point in a trainer coming to your house to train one dog at a time, which is what he would have to do. You could have your husband take another dog at the same time, and then the third one.It will take some time, but the last thing you need is 3 spoiled rotten dogs running your life! Good luck.
Personally, I would work with the best behaved dog first, and get him responding to ALL your commands. You need to have at least one dog who listens, and listens well. If you work with the worst dog, you'll just have 3 dogs not listening-you'll get frustrated, and the dogs will get frustrated.
That's why we didn't get another pup until Maggie was mature and responding well to commands. If I say "sit"-I KNOW Maggie will sit, and I can concentrate on Emma. Also, she sets a good example for Emma.
And once you know how to train a dog effectively, you don't need a trainer to come out for each dog. It doesn't matter how well a dog is trained, if YOU don't know how to work with it.
Now if you want a class for socialization, that is a different story. Make sure your dogs aren't too dependent on each other. Even though we have 2 dogs, we do things with them separately. We don't want Emma becoming too dependent on Maggie. Emma sometimes gets crated when Maggie is out. But she also gets to go for walks without Maggie, etc. They love to do things together, but they don't mind being apart, either.
The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
"I might consider taking the worst behaved dog to obedience classes first, because there`s not much point in a trainer coming to your house to train one dog at a time."
A reputable dog trainer will not allow you to take your "worst dog" into a class, unless that class is special for aggressive dogs.
Most people who go to classes DO NOT want their pets subject to violent animals. If you take your dog to class with other "normal" dogs, you will be treated like the black sheep of the class. If not by the trainers, then certainly by people who have friendly dogs.
Also, the behaviour problems you are having started in YOUR HOME and should be addressed in YOUR HOME. More often than not subtle changes in your living situation will have a profound change in the way your dogs behave. A trainer should SEE what your dogs are doing at home so that you can be given special instructions that pertain to your special needs.
So i should be doing things with each dog seperatly? which i havent. My dogs seem to enjoy being together and im assuming now since reading these replys are to dependant of each other.
Bentley was my first dog and he does do things with out Daisy and Louie, Since he was a only dog untill we got the others so he was use to being alone. But Daisy wont go potty outside if Bentley isnt out with her, she will walk around and such but wait for Bentley to come out to go. I have been trying to do one on one with Louie, like walking Daisy and Bentley together for their daily walk and then coming home and walking Louie by himself. So louie isnt to dependant on the others. Daisy goes crazy tho when i take Louie outside and she cant come tho. She barks and goes crazy, But i just ignore her.Louie being the baby i need to do more training with him to get him back on track. I was hoping that Bentley and Daisy would be showing Louie good things since they are house broken and i thought Louie would catch on , Most days Louie does great, and goes on his potty pads but he still has very very watery stool that he cant help but to go where ever as he trys to make it back to the pads and just cant.
I think i just bit off more then i can chew with having 3 young dogs, for the most part Bentley and Daisy do know basic commands but its if they decide to listen to me on any given day.
My dogs arent socialized and this is the biggest problem we have, Daisy is the worst and barks at everyone and thing walking down the road or any noise or anything and when we are walking and some one else is walking , just a person or a person with a dog she goes crazy its VERY embaressing to say the least- this is what i would love to have help with. Just so that my dogs can be around ppl with out acting that way,
"So i should be doing things with each dog seperatly? which i havent." Yes, this cuts down on the distractions. Especially when you are starting the training, it should be just you and the dog one on one. Then, I would introduce the other people in your life to help enforce as well.
"My dogs seem to enjoy being together and im assuming now since reading these replys are to dependant of each other." It's great that they have a little pack, in fact we get other animals for them to hang out with but your dogs need to be able to function without human attention or other animals.
"Daisy wont go potty outside if Bentley isnt out with her, she will walk around and such but wait for Bentley to come out to go." This too is trainable, but it will take patience. You can train her to go on command, give her a command like "get busy" or "go pee" and treat and praise her when she does.
There are activities you can start doing with each dog as well that will strengthen the bond they have with you, help to socialize them and burn off that energy like agility.
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