hugapitbull wrote:I had written a note to the owner of the kennel where we got him and mentioned his barking, lunging, and she referred to it as kennel fighting. Can anyone shed any light on that term? Is it simply the reaction of running and jumping at the fence when they see a distraction or is there more to it? How long does it take to break them of the habit? What is the best approach? Right now we hang on, tell him no in a calm voice and assure him it is OK. Within a minute we can get him to sit, but he is still super excited.
We are trying to find a way to get a substantial tie out to exercise him from. Right now I'm running him up and down the hall, chasing the ball and bringing it back. If he drops it for me he gets a treat. Also he's getting a bit of exercise with the cuz. He's trying to eat the feet off, and just about has the squeak figured out. When he wants to play, he growls. I'm thinking that could scare the pejabbers out of some folks.
He has a vet appointment tomorrow for a checkup. Can't wait to see how he reacts to that environment.
hugapitbull wrote:We have been diligent about crating Duke and keeping he and Trouble separated. Since Trouble has the run of the house, I close our bedroom door and take Duke out of his crate, feed him and spend some 'quality' time with just him.
Trouble was good with this until the last couple of days. Now she lays with her nose glued to the door and whines if she hears me talking to Duke or playing with him. Doesn't this just make her more jealous of the 'other' dog if she feels Duke is getting attention she wants?
I just don't want to be doing more harm than good
CinderDee wrote:How is he today?
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