pitbullmamaliz wrote:It sounds to me (and I am no professional!) that Snickers is really overstimulated and just hasn't learned the proper way of dealing with it. I would recommend buying "Get Connected" by Brenda Aloff (I saw it on Amazon for $32 a few days ago). It's a large book and it comes with a DVD, and let me tell you, the exercises she recommends make so much sense - to you and the dog.
Also, how much exercise does Snickers get? Both mental and physical?
We don't call them bratty for being excited about being outside finally to play!
DemoDick wrote:We don't call them bratty for being excited about being outside finally to play!
If they are being pushy and not listening, then I call them bratty. Dogs, as with kids, need clearly defined boundaries.
She's 6...she's being a brat because it gets her attention. When she's got stuff to keep her occupied, she settles is quiet and happy.
DemoDick wrote:She's 6...she's being a brat because it gets her attention. When she's got stuff to keep her occupied, she settles is quiet and happy.
I wasn't always given stuff to keep me quiet and happy. Sometimes I just had to sit still and behave. I think it's important to teach that lesson to dogs as well as kids.
BullyLady wrote:You may not be a trainer, Diana, but that is all good solid information from someone who has been in the OPs shoes. Thanks for posting that!
carryallsmom wrote: If we don't play with her, and she is getting bored, she will start barking and jumping until we play ball.
carryallsmom wrote: I do have a clicker. I searched my cabinet and found it. Well, she is so afraid of it. So maybe that won't work. And it sounded like a good idea. I did one click and she took off.
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