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Discussion in 'Puppy Forum' started by Jan Woodhall, Oct 24, 2020.

  1. Jan Woodhall

    Jan Woodhall Active Member Registered

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    Ok, so today Robin and I went for our usual quick walk in the morning. He flipped his lid THREE times! On each occasion, jumping up and even caught my eye! He proceeded to grab at the lead and extension (horse long line rope) tugging madly and dragged me and him right into the road and causing traffic to have to stop (grudingly) to avoid running both of us over!

    I retreated home embarrassed and upset and thinking that I am a really useless owner and I should never have got the dog, he would be better off with someone who knew what they were doing. :(

    This evening - HE CAME!!!! Shock! It was pitch black and I could just make out his shape in the garden, he was barking madly and wagging his tail excitedly! I thought omg one of the neighbours cats or perhaps the baby wood pigeons or blackbirds! I grabbed his leash, terrified he would jump out of the garden - we would be in dreadful trouble if he did, especially in the dark! I stopped for a second and thought TREATS!!!!! Went back indoors and grabbed chicken - he likes chicken :) I whistled him - he CAME!!!!! straight away!!!!! He is a STAR! My Robin CAME WHEN THERE WAS SO MUCH MORE INTERESTING STUFF GOING ON! I am soooooooo proud of him! :) :)
     
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    Well done Robin:)
    Ronnie is 6 months old now and a few weeks ago he started grabbing his lead and pulling me,I put clove oil on a damp cloth and rubbed it over the lead and hey ho grabbing his lead has stopped.I also use the clove oil on a damp cloth to deter him from chewing things in the house and it works a treat:)
     
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    It's a phase that many go through. As well as putting an unpleasant smell/taste on the lead, it's useful to carry a toy or retrieve dummy that pup can bite down on, and use it to deflect teeth from clothing and skin. A case of: "Don't bite that - bite this". They DO have to bite something, and they do grow out of it. I had one pup that was extreme, but once she was through this phase, she became known as "Mrs. Perfect".

    JudyN has been through an extreme phase with Jasper, and I expect she'll share her strategies.

    And WELL DONE for the recall!
     
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    Oooooh, clove oil, that must smell nice. I wonder if it would stop our lot from chewing their fleece beds.:rolleyes:
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    I have in previous threads for @Jan Woodhall, but Jan, if you need reminding that you're not a rubbish owner, you've just got a loopy young pup with wild behaviours, I'm happy to oblige! One day, Robin will get that look in his eye and as you turn your back in anticipation, he'll stop... and you'll know you're getting there (even if he does then jump up after all because he doesn't yet have the control).

    Sometimes I think it's good if your dog is so wild in the early days that even when he's a steady 10-year-old, you still feel thrilled when he does what he's asked, and let your dog know it. Sometimes Jasper will trot over to other dogs, stop a few feet away, and look at me, just waiting for me to call him back and reward him. Who is training whom is debatable, but it works.
     
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    Thanks, useful advise, I will certainly try that one! :)
     
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    Oh JudyN has been wonderful with her advise and experiences for sure! :)
     
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    Think of you every time he jumps up (amidst my under breath curses!) LOL
     
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