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    Default Re: I absolutely HATE Remi (at night)

    Quote Originally Posted by RaRett View Post
    I roll Gizmo or Hershey onto their backs, and basically hold them there for a few minutes, to assert my dominance in the 'pack' they will submit, and just wait until they have, count to 20 AFTER you think they have submitted (stopped squirming) if they start up again, REPEAT. They are trying to set Dominance... and YOU are the pack leader.

    When I roll them over, my forearm is on their bellies and my hand is up by their throats, FIRM but not Forceful. Just like a dominate member of a pack would do (watch the Discovery Channel, wild dogs in Africa etc :p) I also 'nip' at their butts (little pinches) when they are getting that way. They soon learn who's boss (Gizmo is giving me that, 'Yea right, you are the boss look, right now' LOL )
    Can you come to my house and do this with Orion? She will submit and stop squirming......but she remembers. She KNOWS. I can keep her there for 5 minutes and she can be in a complete calm and relaxed state. In fact, I will even remove my hands and arm and she will remain there. As soon as she rolls over....she will tackle Vegas again. She is a stinker.

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    Things that worked and are still working ( for the most part) for us:
    1) pennies in a can - awesome distraction
    2) Time outs - we found removing him from the situation was the only way to stop him when he got stuck in lunge and bite mode. In the bathroom or his crate until he was quiet and visibly calm, usually 5-10 min.
    3) I found it i grabbed him and held him under his armpits in front of me with his bum on my lap and him looking me in the eyes ( kind of sitting up like a gopher) and making him look me in the eyes and sternly saying NO worked well to snap him out of it. He would bobble his head around to try his best not to make eye contact but his body always stayed limp. I founs this helped to calm him down as well as with dominance issues. ( not so easy to do now that hes 9 mths and 55lbs! But he doesnt need it so much anymore lol)

    Hope this maybe gave you some ideas!

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    Guys, seriously thank you all for these wonderful tips. Hilariously Remi is even worse when we tried to wear him out. We call it "getting him riled up." In good weather, I will literally walk him 3 times a day, in the morning, in the afternoon, and in the evening. We play with him in the yard and on the floor inside. He still totally gets the crazy eyes!!!!!! He's like an energizer bulldog. @RaRett @LisaMarie @[replacer_a] @[replacer_a]

    @aprilemari - thank you soooo much for finding this video for me!! Watching it now...
    Last edited by ModernFemme; 10-29-2012 at 10:45 AM. Reason: weird things happening with mentions

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    I am able to distract Herman with his clicker - we just go over his tricks when he's acting up.

    I've (kind of) taught him that if he plays too rough he has to go to his room. So if he's getting rambunctious, I said "want to go to your room?" and he stops and runs to his bed in the living room and pretends like he's behaving so he doesnt have to go to his room.

    So either change his train of thought to something else to keep his mind busy (not only his body) or stick with one thing until he learns it by being consistent. I found that mixing up too many different methods (yelping, leaving, laying him down, etc) didnt work.

    Good luck! Remi seems to be such a sweetie!

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    This is what we call the bewitching hour, they are getting tired and fighting it, c
    Kind of like little kids do when they get tired. We just give ours a time out in their crates and before you know it they are passed out.
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    I'm not a big fan of squirting bottles and rattling cans. I don't wan't to make my Usko scared of me in any circumstance. What worked for us when he was a puppy was totally ignoring him after he did something not acceptable. Most bullies crave for attention, a lot of them any kind of attention, and when they don't get it, they hopefully try another way to get it. I even climbed on the table to get out of his reach sometimes and when he calmed down, I praised him and played with him and if it got too rough again stop and ignore.

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    When I brought my 2 home, they were 8 weeks old, and they would nip when they were playing, a friend of mine at work, has a Golden Retreiver, and she said when hers was a puppy, she would yell Ouch loudly and then walk away from the dog, she said it worked for her. I tried it as well and it worked a little, but my male Dozer was much more stubborn than Blossom, he would jump up and nip at your face, especially when he was playing. We either grabbed his snout in our hand and held his face to the ground and said firmly No Bite , or the loose skin on the back of the neck and said the same thing. It took about a coupe of weeks, to curb them, and they did stop , they would lick instead, as I always Said No Bite , Kisses. I also found that in this time, it helped to handle their mouths and ears, I would pace my hand in their mouth and play with their ears and massage them, when they were just sitting with me on the couch and cuddling , I did this so they would be used to it if a child did it. I have a 5 yer old Grandson, who is here a lot, and I have 4 four year olds, 2 neices and 2 nephews , and they are all cousins, so I wanted to make sure they were gentle around the kids. I also gave and took food and treats from their mouths, and took their food away while they were eating for the same reason . Now they are 9 months old, and never bite , you can take food and items right it of their mouths, and they don't bite, or mind it. You can give them treats right out of your hand, a nd my a grandson gives them treats and doggie cookies, all the time, and they take it from him very gently. I lucked out getting two that like kids and animals. I also made sure when they were small and had their second needles, that they were socialized with other dogs in the neighbourhood, do this only with dogs you know, until they have all their needles. But the younger you start the better, as they get used to it.

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    I had a rescue Great Dane that had aggression problems when I initially got him. I got a squirt gun and everytime he posted up on me I squirted him right in the nose. When we got Amber she went through a simular aggression situation and I did the same thing with her; squirted her in the nose with vinegar; she stopped her aggression and no longer does it. Something about straight vinegar they don't like, she barks now when she sees me with the squirt gun. Lol; always nice to have the upper hand, good luck.

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    You've already been given lots of great advice and different things to try .......... all I can say is that eventually they do become "couch potatoes"... it just doesn't seem like it right now!!

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    Thanks everyone!!! @[replacer_a], the most frustrating thing is that I would scream out in pain (for real) and it didn't phase him. In fact, I'm pretty sure it gave him a hard on. [replacer_img]

    The change in the jar thing is the ONLY thing that appears to be working, but we haven't been able to test it out immensely. Remi loves water, so the squirting is out. So far so good... we will play with him tonight and see how it goes. UPDATE TO COME SOON.

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    Bea was very chompy too and cries of pain (from me) did little to dissuade her from using me as a teething toy. Bo was the exact opposite. For Bea, I think it was teething pain -- in retrospect -- and @RiiSi 's "ignore mode" (after trying redirection) was an additional help for her to grab a giant clue. That takes time and patience, however, as it's not instantaneous like a can rattle or a squirt gun might be. I wouldn't want to use those things in relation to an activity the dog is having with ME, either. I don't know why I don't like that --- but I just don't.

    I reserved squirt bottle use to regulate the level of play between Bea and Bo when my verbal cue didn't work right away, which -- of course -- it does now.

    Edited to add: I like "Crazy Doggie"...it's fun to watch here and only lasts a very short time. Bo likes to run the circular floor plan like a race track. Bea hates this activity which makes Bo love it even more.
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    I found that Mabel when she wants to bite simply because she is a stinker girl like 24/7 lol that I would hold her head and put my face on top of her head and pinch her with her believing I was biting her and after doing this to different parts of her body, legs shoulders ect... she now knows I am the ALPHA dog in the house. I am in no way shape or form suggesting you bite your dog either nor am I saying I actually bite my dog hahahaha so please don't do that . Now 1st time she just looked at me with such shock it was funny and then she would bite yet again and I repeated the process over again and again that now when she bites because she is still a little stinker butt girl she knows when enough is enough she will get pinched back and an actual pinch that she feels but doesn't know the difference because she thinks I am biting her. Now that I have made it very clear I am ALPHA dog of this house she began now licking my hand after I did this to her. My gbaby has watched how I do this and how Mabel reacts and she was amazed at how I proved myself to my dog with a very clear understanding that she is part of my pack over here. You should try it because it actually works. A good stern pinch is very similiar to a bite or at least Mabel thinks so. We play a lot but she is a dog and I had to think like a dog lol to come up with a solution. Works for me and Mabel

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