Diesel wants to be alpha male lately. He minds me VERY well. Does whatever i tell him. He absolutely Ignores my mom. He Knows Sit,Stay,Leave It,COME,off. I was who tought him all of those things. If she tells him to do something he want do it. I told her she needs to teach him she is the boss. She said but he loves me. I have been trying to get her to know. Love and Respect is way differnt. She dont see anything wrong with what he does. How can i convince her to work with him. Then What can I have her do to work with him. With it being so close to christmas I cant afford obedience school
If we ban Pit Bulls and Rottweilers are humans some dont like next ?
When you find out let me know. I have the same problem with Harley and my mom. If I'm in the room with them, she might as well not even exist to Harley. I'm having trouble teaching her how to give him commands. She doesn't get calm but assertive at all.
I do not think the lack of obedience from your mom is a sign of dominace. I think why your dog listens to you and not your mom is rooted in the association your dog has with each of you. You probably rewarded and corrected the dog during training and maybe still are. So when you say command it means to him, I should perform because I may get a treat, or I should perform because I might get corrected if I do not. It's that simple. I do this with my dogs intentionally. Because I competetivly train, I do not want my dog to hear another person say sit, and my dogs sits when he is not suppose to.
If you want your Mom's voice to become important to the dog, she is going to have to get involved in training. If not the dog is just going to hear blah, blah.
Also, dogs have hard time generilzing. You may have taken your dog somewhere and the dog will not perform like he does at home. This is the same concept. Sit at home, is not the same as sit in the park to a dog.
An example is my dog knows that grass fields are where we compete. All her life I have reserved her favorite toy for training on grass. She has never gotten it at home or anywhere else. So on a field her Obedience is really quick and snappy. at home I use food to train and her obedience looks very mild compared to the field. The past experience to her has proven at home she gets low value rewards on a field high value. So, if you look at like work. She gets a bigger paycheck on the field than at home. She is willing to work for both. But when she expects more pay, she does a better job.
I believe a dog's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment he holds dear, is when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle-with a ball in his mouth."
Have your mom carry small dog treats in her pocket of placed in various places in the house and when she tells him to do something offer a treat only if he listens
Your mom is probably like my wife, the dogs, the horses doesn't matter she does not tell them what to do, she asks them to do something. When given a choice the dog chooses not to, when told they know they will be corrected if they don't