No, she should be in a crate when we leave and also so her sister can come out, not as a punishment. When I have to leave, or it is Tallulahs turn out, I take a kong or a treat and go up stairs to the crate, and 95% of the time she comes right with me, no problems. Usually she beats me up there and is waiting in the crate.
*I do crate the other two as punishment-ie the game ends no more anything if they will not behave. However both these dogs are bombproof in the crate. Tess came with crate issues, so this has not been done with her. Perhaps it is a reminant of those issues? She has not had issues in the crate at all in months. *
Once in a while she doesn't want to go. Usually if I take her out and she finds a disc, or the moon is full, she just plain old doesn't want to go where I need her to go. That is when the battle happens. I personally think the old owner must have used the collar to correct the dog physically, because reaching for the collar when she knows she is doing something wrong is the trigger. Even if I am not upset AT ALL, she does this. She does not want to be forced to do anything. My son, who has never raised his voice in his life, went to get the dog and she did this to him too-I now have a strict hands off policy for the kids when she needs to go somewhere. My husband, however, just picks her bodily up and puts her in the crate. No reaction.
I think she doesn't want to do something, knows she is supposed to do it, then panics at the thought of getting corrected. She knows come Tess, I am not asking her anything she doesn't understand. She is choosing not to behave. What has worked is not letting her get away with it while also avoiding the trigger behaviors of reaching for the collar by noosing her.
I would just like for her not to be getting to the point of avoiding behaviors period. I do not feel like there is anything I can do for punishment, but there is no way of rewarding either.
I have sat next to her crate and called her over, she obviously thinks we will be going into the crate. i just pet her, pull on her collar while she is in my lap, talk to her, and she is great. Then we go downstairs. But I feel this is not really addressing the situation of choosing when to avoid.