Romanwild wrote:Sounds like you have it figured out already. He takes a softer touch.
Work on his confidence.
Maryellen wrote:instead of the prong, try a martingale collar.. if he is that soft a martingale might be better... and ask the babysitter how they treated him while you were away, did they yell at him? raise their hand to him?? if he was ok before you went on vacation and now regressing since you came back its possible he was treated rough.
Maryellen wrote:maybe try marker or clicker training? maybe try agility without the prong??
Maryellen wrote:do not coddle him or feel sorry for him. treat him as a dog and slowly work back up to where you were before you went on vacation.. coddling him will just make it worse.. i posted in training Mind Games.. it has clicker links there...
a martingale collar is like a choker collar and a regular collar combined...
ellie@ny wrote:Someone told me,when their male behaves dominant,they used to grab the dog push him down to the ground,and hold him there for a good 10 min.No talk,no hitting just don't let him stand up,just hold him at his neck and back.He just have to feel he has no controll !You can do that as a daily routine,just hold him down every day for 15 min,when he's not expecting that,and after he will be happy to do anything for you these ...That won't help on the heeling....But can help to cut down his bossy temperament.Are you using food with him,when you train him?That helps a lot!
ellie@ny wrote:Sorry,I did not know her dogs history,and I said this was for dominant dogs!I had to do this with my male like two times,when he coudn't understood the NO in a situation.And of course every dog is different,and first,you have to know your dog!But that's still not cool if a dog dominant with the owner IMO.
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