Hello! I have a 4mo. boxer/lab mix and she use to not bark at all, but now she gets in this mood where she runs around the apt. like a mad dog and barks at you and growls. I know she is playing, but we can't have her barking and when i tell her no or stop barking or anything she barks louder. I don't know how to maker her stop barking unless I pick her up and just hold her until she settles down. I don't want to have to geta shock collar for her, but I don't know what else to do. She def. has a dominance problem..HELP! Hillybns21
I honestly dont think it matters how old you are to be able to be a great trainer. I mean sure there's probbably alot more stuff you could learn. But never underestimate us! I think you just dont want to admit that someone younger then you might actually know more than you.
You may want to rethink what you post. You are opening a can of worms. I have no problem admitting when someone younger knows more then I do. We were commenting on the other posts this person had done, wanting info on some basic training needs. It is very hard to be young and be an expert on anything unless you are a genius.
Between being a dog groomer, dog shower, and raising dogs. I feel confident enough to say I know alot more then then OP. Age has nothing to do with knowledge. But saying you are an expert, then asking how to keep your dogs from running a way is an oxymoron.
what I would classify as an "EXPERT" in dog training. The person would have to know ALL the breeds of dogs and be able to recognize them by site alone, also would know the HISTORY of the breed in question, know what it was ORIGNALLY bred for and where it came from, plus HISTORY of dog training and behavior ect ect There is a LOT invovled in dog training it is very in depth, like for instance WHAT would you tell someone who has a terrier that digs up there yard constantly, do you know WHY they do this. In my opinion you would have to study FOR YEARS and YEARS to become an EXPERT!!!! For instance I am 41 years old, I went to college to be a vet tech then worked as a vet tech for more than 15 years, I also worked as a groomer, I have also took NUMEROUS dog training classes and READ probably hundreds of books and watch more videos than I can remember plus I have have trained under other trainers, I have worked to put obedience titles on my dogs, I WOULD NOT classify myself as an "EXPERT" in dogs training yes I am very educated, but I learn NEW stuff EVERYDAY and will continue to learn new stuff and study more and more about dogs and behavior and health ect. ect. I hope you contnue to learn and NEVER think you know it all, but LIFE is a learning and growing experience and NO amount of knowledge can replace REAL life experiences.
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Great! Please help. Our puppy thinks she's in charge I think. She doesn't listen, even though she has been through puppy training classes twice. We train with her every day, walk her every day. She will snap at me if I try to get her off the bed. Even if I am reaching to pet her and approaching with a happy voice, she will still be like that. She hasn't ever made physical contact, but she's threatening to. She just doesn't listen. Also, she plays this frustrating game where she will go steal a shoe or brush and run away from us and we will say "drop it" like we have practiced and still she won't. We have to trap her and then she drops it. Sometimes she will do it for a treat, but not every time. It's getting so old and we don't know what to do. We love her so much. FYI she is a mini golden doodle and is 6 months old.
I think when it comes to behavior, you can't just hear the problem and quickly give a solutionto the problem. You have to look at the breeds, the age, how much exercise the dog receives each day, what is the temperment (submissive- pushy)Who lives in the house?, what are the ages. All behavioral problems are unique to some degree. For the Lab/Boxer, I would want to know, how much exercise he gets, when and what kind? Perhaps knowing how he eats and what hes eating? What kind of games do you play with the puppy? Have you started Training (You should be before 4 months) All these things can give you a general idea of where to start...
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Hi everyone, I have not been on in a while, but I am back with my ,love of my life Murphie, he is 15 years old and I love him so. He is having problems with his heart, but he is my angel. But my question is we got another Mutipoo , and she is just 1 year old. He name is Bella,cutest thing and very smart too but,,, she barks when we take Murf out to the bathroom and just the smallest noise she barks, When we leave ,,,she barks. we put he in a playpen,, it is great..... We tried spraying water in her face. everything, what else can we do. Only thing she does wrong...help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!