Have not logged in for a while. But have a few questions regarding my dogs behaviour, hopefully someone has some knowledge
The first one is pulling clothes off the clothesline. I am not sure if my staffy or my Labrador is the culprit ( I think the lab) but one of them likes to pull the washing of the line, they will then play tug-o-war with brand spankin new bed sheets, towels clothes ANYTHING! I believe this is to do with boredom, however the dogs have toys in the yard to play with, (they usually end up playing tug-o-war with the toys and rip them to shreds) they get walked twice daily for an hour, I am not sure if it could be an attention-seeking thing?
The second one is my 1 year and 4month old lab loves going on walks, however, when we go into the shed to get the harness's she has the saddest look on her face and will run away, once the harness is on, all is good however she will run when you get it from the shed.
The third is JUMPING! our lab pepper has jumped all her life, now she is older it is much more annoying and I would hate for her to do it to someone new entering the home, as I know most people would absolutely hate it! my rescue dog Charlie had great manners and behaviour (apart from digging) but now he has been with pep for almost 6 months he has starting copying behaviours as well. He is now jumping when you walk outside. does anyone know any good tips to cut this naughty behaviour out?
The last one is my labby CRAVES attention, if you pat Charlie, she will jump all over you and try to push her head near your hand so she gets the attention. if she is not getting the attention she wants she will sometimes bark, but if you ever try to give attention to Charlie she is in the middle of it!
I know these problems are my own fault, I was very soft when pepper was a puppy, pepper is almost a year and a half old and has GROWN UP a lot but she still has many annoying,naughty behaviours. My friend has the exact same coloured lab who is 4 months younger then pepper but behaves so well, she mentioned she is not hard enough on her at all, maybe they all have different temperaments.
any advice would be greatly appreciated
Thanks in Advance!