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Q: How do I teach my sisters dog not to play ruff!!! And not eat my stuff

April 13, 2009 | By Megan B. | 6 answers | Expired: 1922 days ago

How do I teach my sisters dog not to play ruff!!! And not eat my stuff

every time I try to play with my sisters dog, he either gets way to ruff and trys to bite me to peices or he gets way to excited and starts to hump me?? how to I get him to stop on my command and obey me. He also likes to chew my things. no one elses but mine. he likes my garbage and spreads it around my room. Hes really cute but I DON"T KNOW HOW TO GET HIM TO STOP EATING MY STUFF!

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Jillian
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Apr 20, 2009

if thats him in the picture, hes still very young. he'll grow out of some of that energy, but he should still be trained manors.
exchange your stuff for his toys when you catch him. start playing w/one of his toys to make it seem interesting and then give it to him, praise him for taking it b/c thats exactly what you wanted.
if he gets too rough, let out a yelp and turn from him, ignoring him. hes being rough b/c you're being fun and he was probably removed from his litter mates too early to know it hurts.

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Lherbertson
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Apr 14, 2009

How old is the dog? Sounds like this is normal puppy stuff. When my dog is playing too rough, I give him commands such as sit, down, stay before I through the toy again. That way he has to listen and not go crazy. If the dog doesn't know or doesn't listen to these commands, put the toy away, get some treats, and train the dog.

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M Evelyn F.
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Apr 14, 2009

What Kris said, I would add to not play "tug a war" with him as this will reenforce the behavior you don't want.

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Kris
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Apr 14, 2009

This would require more information. Do you live with your sister or is he getting into things when he comes to visit you? How much time do you spend with her dog? Does her dog follow basic commands from her? These are just a couple of the questions that come to mind. It takes a lot of time and consistency to train a dog. I would make sure the dog does not have access to your things or to your garbage cans. If he gets too rough when playing, that means it is time for him to stop and he doesn't get to continue unless he can play nice. Professional training is a topic you should discuss with your sister. If it is your sister's dog, she needs to be his pack leader, but the dog also has to be trained that you are higher in the pack order than he is. Good luck.

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Bobbie L.
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Apr 14, 2009

Be stern, tell him "NO" when he tries to hump you. You may not be his owner but it is a lesson he needs to be taught. Shame him when he does wrong and reward him with love and belly rubs when he does good.

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Caitlyn L.
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Apr 13, 2009

Go to obedience school with him or use treats. For example Anytime he jumps on you push him off. When he gets the idea he gets a treat. Or if he bites you then stop, Turn around. Then after a little while he should get the idea and when he stops he gets a treat.

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