- Mar 5, 2005
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- Vancouver, BC, Canada
Oh, Brody is absolutely going to obedience school just as soon as he is neutered and up to date on shots. He gets shots Saturday and we have 2 more weeks until time for neuter.Originally Posted by Loveysmummy
Awww. Not nice, Brody!
Here are some tips for this dominant marking doggie:
Feed, and play with Brody in the area where Dori's toys are.
(put his food bowl next to Dori's basket and toys for now). He will be less inclined to mark over her scent if he finds it a neutral feel good place
Obviously, he sounds a bit dominant. I hope you are still thinking of enrolling him in obedience training right after he is up to date on shots and neutered. It will really make life easier !
For now, what I would do is put Brody on your own NILIF (Nothing IN Life is Free) program. Here's a quick rundown and it works wonders on curbing misbehaviours in Brody's everywhere... This is a safe, non-confrontational way to establish your leadership and requires your dog to work for everything he wants from you. Have your dog obey at least one command (such as "sit") before you pet him, give him dinner, put on his leash or throw a toy for him. Don't allow Brody to exit outside ahead of you or get up on the couch, for example, without your invitation after "sitting" or "down"ing etc. Establishing yourself as a strong leader can help stabilize the hierarchy and thus diminish your dogâ€[emoji]8482[/emoji]s need to mark his territory.
Hope this helps for now!~
I ahve seen alot of peole hit the dog with the leash.. this may have been done to him. I know my grandmother would do that to correct her large dogs behavior, I think its wrong.. but it worked.The poor thing is terrified of the leash. If he sees me reach for it he runs and hides. I wonder if he thinks I am going to take him out and not come back.
Of course, you are frustrated, Squirtle! This is a new and trying experience at times. Don't worry, you will get the hang of being a dog lover!Originally Posted by Leto86
Also a good thing to do is to either tie a rope or a short leach to his collar. Let him wear that when he was free rage of the house.. of he goes at the cat or goes to do something bad, then grab it and snap it/tug it along with the No command.
I ahve seen alot of peole hit the dog with the leash.. this may have been done to him. I know my grandmother would do that to correct her large dogs behavior, I think its wrong.. but it worked.
and he does look French Bulldog... but maybe mixed? or possibly just bad breeding. =\\
Yes. Crating should never be a punishment. Its a dog's safe haven.Originally Posted by KitEKats4Eva!
Isn't crate training, though, meant to be an on-the-whole positive experience and not used as a punishment?
Yup. The only time we ever even shut the doors is if we have a repair guy coming to look at something, as Apollo isn't too fond of them at all.Originally Posted by Loveysmummy
Yes. Crating should never be a punishment. Its a dog's safe haven.