hes got me wrapped around his little paw :(
Why didnt she get a golden or german shepard
We are trying to crate train him but I just heard he shit all over the crate. :(
The shock collar looks more and more like a good thing.
When he's barking, try squirting him with a water gun. When he's quiet, tell him good boy and maybe give him a treat. That should help him gradually understand, lots of praise when he's being good.
I don't know if this book is still in print, but maybe you can get it at a library. It's called "Don't Shoot the Dog". It's written by Karen Pryor. I've seen her in person at a talk at the St Louis Zoo. She's a big advocate of positive reinforcement.
She claims the advice will work on anyone or thing. I used her advice way back when I had a really nasty boss. It worked. Instead of arguing all the time, we got along and he started being way nicer.
The keepers at the zoo used her methods from everything from elephants to hippos to rhinos. They certainly would work with a dog.
It's a short little book and an easy read.
God don't shock collar him!!! You'll fry him!!!
Maybe your neighbor who is annoyed with his barking during the hours you are gone could watch him. It might help to throw a few bucks their way. And if they're not home then, who cares? They're admitting that he couldn't be all that bad of a problem for them. He'll probably worm his way into their hearts if they're around him.
Last edited by Bailey; 05-25-2012 at 06:37 AM.
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