Yes they have that tendency hun
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OMG..Stinky does the same thing. I did teach him to drop it when told. But the "guys" don't make him do that. So now he will growl and it scares me. He will NOT drop his toy or anything else unless I tell him to drop it and offer a treat or spray him with the bottle. But its kinda of funny he wants to drink from the bottle...so I have to spray his paws. And he doesn't like that. And when family or friends come over I have to tell them DO NOT take it from him. I'm afraid that he will bite. Sometimes the hair on his back will stand up. So I know he does mean business. I don't know what to do. And how can I work with him again if the guys don't make him do the same thing?Stinky just turn a year old yesterday.I can't let this go on any longer. Plus its causing a problem between his dad and I.
Last edited by Dana F; 12-16-2013 at 04:41 PM.
I am at work and will try to remember to post a vieo of Banks playing with me.... very rough and LOUD! She is Miss Dominate, but we had to work very hard with her as a puppy/toddler to make her realize she does not own anything and if we say 'drop' it is dropped. One thing to never do is take an item and not return it... do not throw something away when the pup is able to see you do so. I learned this at daycaare, we were instrcuted to remove the object from the area, but let them know it wold be returned.... 'losing the item' casues them to think if I let go or they take it I will not get it back ---- something like that... so it is a long road to get this set and for us Banks is very food motivated and worked for us.
We also had issue with her stealing food from Nitschke so we had to train her to not go to her bowl till told and not touch a touy if we said no.
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Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014) -- My angels
Thank you for all the love, fun and teachings
I am of no help but wanted to say two things:
1. I can't believe he's already one! I remember when I met him, he was just a little fella.
2. Great thread, very helpful. Thanks for starting it.
Eddie: Patsy hasn't eaten since 1974.
Patsy: A crisp, darling. A crisp.
When we got Amber, we were looking for a bully that was rough and tough and could handle her own. Well, that is exactly what we got, Amber loves toys and believes all toys are hers no matter if they are hers or the grandbabies or Kristana's. New toys are fair game the minute they enter the house, she will let you play with them and try to protect them from you by holding them with her paws and on occassion she may growl but it is playful. She will fight you for the toy back. We went back for Ruby a year later because of Amber's qualities and have not been disappointed; Ruby also believes toys are hers but she is not a possessive about them as Amber is.