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Q: SOS

February 6, 2011 | By Dogz37 | 5 answers | Expired: 1309 days ago

I don't think I really like my dog, my parents and brother love him but I can't stand him half the time. The most attention and respect he gives to me is when he's jumping up on me to get his food. I'm really sick of him and his tactics, I've tried evrything I can think of to stop them, (besides abuse of course) but he just won't stop. I just with that I did love him. I'm the one who takes care of him, I just with he wasn't so obnocsius. WHAT SHOULD I DO, PLEASE HELP!! Yes he has had and exels at and listen to basic obediance.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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daryl b.
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Feb 09, 2011

mo i would not do the knee thing if you had read it you would see i said trainers recoment it. i would never ever hurt an animal of any kind.

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Lynn C.
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Feb 07, 2011

Jumping on you to get his food is not respect. Does he know basic commands like sit and stay? If not, then you need to start with that. If you don't know how to teach a "sit" then let me know and I will try and tell you how to do that. Once the "sit" and stay is taught, use this and insist that he sits EVERY time and STAYS everytime before he gets his meal. My newest dog, Leo, must sit, stay and wait to eat his meal. Then and only when he has sat and waited, do I allow him to eat. If he moves from the sit before I tell him "ok", I put him back into his "sit" and start the process all over. You must insist that he remains sitting until you tell him "ok". Once you two get this down, the respect will come. It does take time. Keep me posted on how you are doing.

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Feb 07, 2011

You have to earn respect by being their loving, and I do stress "loving", leader. Dogs must be trained to know what is acceptable behavior. They learn from repetition, so if you and your dog do the same thing every time, you are teaching him bad behavior instead of good. All dogs should be trained from puppyhood to obey the basic commands. These commands should be positively reinforced their entire lives. If your dog had been taught 'down'. 'sit', 'stay', and other commands he would not jump on you if instructed not to. Unlike Daryl, I would never 'knee' a dog. You can raise your knee so your dog can't reach you and will only make contact with the knee if he tries to jump on you, but never physically knee your dog. Its much too easy to injure an animal this way and you don't want to teach them through fear and pain. Many trainers suggest turning your back on the dog when they begin to jump on you and not giving them any attention until they sit. Reward the good behavior of not jumping with praise and treats. The bad behavior of jumping gets no reward, no praise. They soon learn. Its unfortunate that something so trivial can make you hate your dog. You made a commitment to him for the rest of his life. You owe it to him to train him to be a good dog.

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daryl b.
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Feb 07, 2011

i agree with mary. i hate to say this but dog trainers say to give them a knee to the belly not hard though. please try to love him or have someone else take care pf him that does care. i am sorry

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Mary C.
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Feb 06, 2011

Are you sure you want the responsibility of a dog? Sounds like you might not be ready to take that on. Your dog feeds off your energy, if you are frustrated with him you will not be able to get the respect from him that you are expecting. Until your attitude changes your dogs behaviors won't either. Sorry

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