Some background first, dog is an eight month old staffy, she is very smart, but unfortunatly most of her many problems stem from inconsistant handling and verbal commands from all the members in the family. Family members don't do things consistantly, even though they have been reminded umpteen times and I'm sure this adds to her confusion. She is owned by the eldest family member who has basically put the training in her "to do later" basket I am quite busy and orginally didn't want to be the primary trainer as she isn't my dog, but everything is out of hand with the worst of it, the dog biting my ten year old daughter with play agression and bailing her up when she goes outside sometimes, so the riot act was read to the dogs owner, there has to be improvement in the dogs behaviour, or else...... Anyway I feel I need to step up and take on the training in the hope her much adored owner will jump on board too and do more than she has been doing!
I will try to keep it simple, and not expand on everything, unless needed to.
She is eight months old, I would call her a dominant type and basically has no manners, she can sit half the time when asked to, loves chasing the ball, once you can get it from her. She has boundless energy, goes for a walk/jog almost every day with me, she is pretty well behaved when walking, untill she sees other dog's and then she's beside herself with joy and all over the place pulling and jumping! She will be anoutside dog untill she can be toilet trained, and calmer in the house.
There seem to be so many issues with her she seems to be a dominant type of dog, and I think it stems from different people saying and doing different things with her, I can say to do this and do that, but it takes ages for people to acutually do what I have asked, if they do at all. So I find I can be having success with what I'm doing with her, but along comes another person and their method, and bam my work seems to go out the window. I can't be with her all the time, monitoring everything that goes on correcting all the humans, it is truly frustrating, eg people pat her when she's jumping up on them, despite the fact the've been told to make her sit when she's jumping around on them.
So back to the main problem that I am trying to work on, and that is her biting, she's done it from when she was a young pup to now, and it's now become, if you can call it this, play aggression, and she seems to bite harder when she's exited, so it hurts. It is so annoying and well and truly beyond cute, and it's unacceptable and dangerous with anyone especially little children. I had thought we could try to recreate the situation with my ten year old daughter, but the dog wasn't gettting exited and therefore wasn't biting her. And that's really as far as we have gone. I'm really out of ideas, short of me having her on a lead and doing obedience type stuff that I did years ago with my own dogs. Thanks in advance