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    Oh yes, Chappie is a sensitive little petal, but once he understands that he is safe, all is well. Very character building! Have never raised our voices in anger towards him or he would simply mentally shut down. Our other dog Suzy is far more determined and will simply sulk for a minute and then get over it. (She still tries mental telepathy by staring at us, cheeky girl)

    The doggies and I love hanging out together being still or active. Chappie loves just being with one human, all that reading I do means he can be lying there chewing something companionably beside me, just have to hide the ball! We have seen many sunrises and sunsets together.

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    Yes, 'Chappiedog' - I did read your comment and now have read the other comments from you.

    A question:

    Did you actually see this pup grabbing/destroying what you mentioned ?

    The reason I am asking is because - if you didn't see it – then there is no point correcting this pup after the fact. The best thing I can suggest for you - is to roll up a newspaper and slap your own head with it.

    Another question:

    Presuming you didn't see this pup destroying your stuff – What did you do when you saw the destruction and this pup came up and greeted you all wiggly waggly ?

    That’s right – You were cranky and sent him outside. What sort of lesson did the pup get ?

    That is the reason this pup does what he does. He does not trust you. So - It is time to change your way of thinking on some things.

    What sort of training are you doing with any of your pups ?

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    Hi RileyJ, are you asking me questions or the original writer of this thread?

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    Max has started peeing every time I raise my voice even when I'm scolding the kids (or their father lol) or sometimes even if I simply move too quickly toward him he drops to his belly and pees everywhere
    Oh dear. This is called "fall out". Even if your timing of your punishment is perfect - the dog may still fail to connect chewing your sunglasses with being scolded - and then you get fallout. Cowering and peeing - is actually not too bad as fall out goes. Attacking you would be bad.

    I had to learn a whole new way of training my dog because punishment did not get me any results that I wanted. There was lots of fallout - including - she didn't want to go for walks and was really difficult to catch for the first two years of her life.

    A few tips - never say your dog's name when you're angry. Don't bother scolding. Do stop dog from chewing your precious stuff. Mostly by making sure it's never in reach but also by teaching fetch (eg shoes) or its yer choice (reward for waiting for permission).

    Eg my dog will fetch my shoes or sox and ask for permission to eat them. If I ignore her cos I'm typing responses on an internet forum, she regards this as permission to eat the whatever she found and fetched - and I have to bang my head on the wall cos that was my fault.

    But I also play a fetch game - she gets treats for fetching my shoes or at least attention - which is better than her eating my shoes. I play lots of its yer choice with her and food treats. And also collar grab - so if I stick my hand out - ideally she sticks her neck on my hand so I can catch her. Or at least stop her from digging the hole where she should not - or hunting the lizard (or is it a mouse).

    Ie you stop the dog from continuing the undesirable behaviour but you treat the dog much like a 2yo human - distract and switch is good. Or just remove the dog from the trouble... No need to say anything at all when you do it. Dog knows you're not exactly happy. You move deliberately and as fast as your dog allows without peeing itself but if you have to move fast the first few times so be it.

    I have a sense of deja vu - maybe some re-view is appropriate...
    http://www.dogforum.com.au/puppy-dis...tml#post210931
    Last edited by Hyacinth; 09-04-2015 at 09:49 PM.

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