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Old 10-25-2009, 03:41 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Dogs have an instinctive way of knowing how much they are loved.
Your dog is missing feelings of your love and wants you to show as much affection as he/she has for you in return. It wants to be your devoted companion and wants the same from you. It wants to be with you because it loves you and being with you makes it happy.
There is more to being a real pet owner than just providing food and water.
Getting more dogs isn't the answer.
My Lab/mix (Penny) gets the same unconditional love from me and my wife that she gives to us.
Of course there is behavioral training involved with any dog. But they welcome that if it means pleasing the owner they love and it is done in such a way that it doesn't separate them from the person or people they want to be with.
Nothing or no one will ever be as devoted to you as a well loved dog that knows it is loved in return.
They aren't a thing to be programmed. They are living beings that need training, affection, and the same devotion from a person that they give to you.
If you can't provide that, get an aquarium.
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Old 10-25-2009, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh--Home of the 6 time Super Bowl Champions!
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Ya but both my brothers hates this dog and my dog will straightly go upstairs and annoy them.... I'm fine if its inside is just that my two brothers keeps complaining..... And when i told u it was first kept in the house, I meant by when it was a baby/puppy.

First i got it for free when Ebony was 5 weeks old so i put in the house to keep it safe. And as it grew to 6 months old, I put it in the back garden with 2 gates so it wont chew on the plants and dig holes there to get herself dirty with soil. And now when it is 8 months old , I put it in front where the car porch is and the whole of the front garden so it can run around.

So i'm planning to buy a gate to block Ebony to go up stairs. But the problem when its in the house is that is will pee/poo everywhere.... and then my father will whack Ebony WHEN I KEEP TELLING HIM NOT TO!! That is why he started putting Ebony OUTSIDE..... I keep telling my father that I can toilet-train it..... But he keeps saying put it outside....

I know how to toilet train it. You just need to take a tissue and drain the pee if it pee and put the tissue when you want the dog to pee and let it smell the pee at the place you want it to pee. Then if it poo, you take a spade of something and let it smell it to the place you want it to poo. And of course put a sandbox so it can pee/poo there once it knows that the place there is the place for your dog to pee/poo.

So i'm not saying that I don't want it in the house. Its just that I have no time to train it. I only can train it for 10-20 minutes for 1 day. But can any of you tell me how to train it not to bite/chew on stuff? Ebony loves to chew on soft stuff and I'm afraid Ebony may chew on the furnitures (especially pillows). That is the only thing i need help with since i know how to toilet train it.

Also when i keep Ebony inside, Ebony will be the same as when i put Ebony outside except not as lonely.
I don't even know where to start with this post.....

I think you have a lot to learn regarding the training of a dog and also the proper way to handle a dog. I don't mean to criticize you or your father, but hitting an animal ("wahcking") is not the proper way to handle bad behavior. Hitting a dog only teaches it to fear you and might possibly lead to aggressive behavior in the dog.

As for chewing...a dog needs to be trained how not to chew on things you don't want him/her to chew on. My puppy used to chew on things, actually would ignore his chew toys that I bought him and chew on furniture or whatever else he could find. I sprayed "bitter apple" spray on the things he was chewing on and his "bad" chewing is no longer an issue---doesn't do it anymore.

Potty training is a whole other issue...I thought the day would never come, but persistance does pay off and I followed someone's advice here re: potty training and for the past 3 days, my puppy has not peed in the house!! He is "getting it, now goes to the door when he needs to go outside and potty! You have to reward him outside with great treats when he does go potty---you need to follow the expert potty trainers advice on here re: potty training. Their screen name escapes me but someone will know it. But you have to be diligent and persistant in the training...you cannot slack off. When the dog does have an inside accident--you or your father cannot "whack" the dog!!!

One more important thing....
PLEASE train this dog properly and love this dog first prior to even considering getting another animal.

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Old 10-26-2009, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Malaysia
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TexasGirl@Heart..... I do love my dog. I LOVE IT AS MUCH AS EVER!!! I'M THE ONLY PERSON IN MY FAMILY THAT IS A DOG LOVER!! and is not me who whack my dog.... is my father... i know how to toilet train it but my father dont let me put in the house so i dont know about that.... and whenever its water bowl runs out of water, IM THE ONE WHO DOES THE WORK. I PICK THE POOP. I FEED IT. I HELP MY father BATH IT.... I COMB IT... and lastly.... i thought it how to "GIVE ME 5" and "shake hands" and 'lie down". My father only walks it because he can handle it. I'm too weak sadly... and spraying bitter spray on furniture is sad for the dog.... it will wear off soon or later and u need to spray again and buy again..... there is certain ways of training it to not CHEW. and it always listens to me. when i say "no! you sit down there. not the chair. down there. and it goes. then i say come up on the chair, it does come up."
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Old 10-26-2009, 09:01 AM
 
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Don't get more dogs until you can manage the dog you have!
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Old 10-26-2009, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh--Home of the 6 time Super Bowl Champions!
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don't get more dogs until you can manage the dog you have!
agree 100%!!!
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Old 10-26-2009, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh--Home of the 6 time Super Bowl Champions!
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TexasGirl@Heart..... I do love my dog. I LOVE IT AS MUCH AS EVER!!! I'M THE ONLY PERSON IN MY FAMILY THAT IS A DOG LOVER!! and is not me who whack my dog.... is my father... i know how to toilet train it but my father dont let me put in the house so i dont know about that.... and whenever its water bowl runs out of water, IM THE ONE WHO DOES THE WORK. I PICK THE POOP. I FEED IT. I HELP MY father BATH IT.... I COMB IT... and lastly.... i thought it how to "GIVE ME 5" and "shake hands" and 'lie down". My father only walks it because he can handle it. I'm too weak sadly... and spraying bitter spray on furniture is sad for the dog.... it will wear off soon or later and u need to spray again and buy again..... there is certain ways of training it to not CHEW. and it always listens to me. when i say "no! you sit down there. not the chair. down there. and it goes. then i say come up on the chair, it does come up."
Bitter apple spray is not SAD for the dog--it teaches them not to chew on inappropriate items. You do not have to keep spraying it on things when it wears off. My dog has learned not to chew on things he shouldn't after spraying just ONCE!! I still have a FULL bottle of the spray. Sometimes I catch him chewing on something he shouldn't be (which is rare)--all I do is hold up the spray bottle and he immediately stops chewing because he has learned.

OK...so you don't whack the dog, but your father does. How SAD is that for the dog? VERY SAD indeed. That dog is going to grow up and fear men because you allow your father to whack the dog. Even if you disagree with your father, abuse is still occurring to the dog. And you say that your are the ONLY dog lover in the family....so how is everyone else treating the dog? We already know how your father treats the dog but how does everyone else treat the dog? I think you mentioned your brothers not treating the dog appropriately either.

Even though you cannot see it...this is a very SAD environment for that poor dog. Please do not get another dog until this one can be treated appropriately and by that, I mean LOVED BY EVERYONE and TRAINED PROPERLY!
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Old 10-26-2009, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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Recently my dog has been whimpering and barking when I didn't play with it when it sees me doing something else for like 2 hours. And it will keep barking WOOF WOOF!!!! for over 1 hour just for me to go out and play with him fetch!! Then after I play with him for like 30 minutes or 1 hour, and as soon as I reach the door and touch the handle, my dog will RUN as FAST as it CAN and jump on the door and me....

What is causing all these Jumping Problems? I have taught it how to stay already and kept making it remember it. For me it stills remember stay when I just give a firm voice saying "STAY!" and it will and a treat for her. But then when I go out again she will jump and jump!! Please I need help for this Jumping Problems.

For me I think she jumps because of :
To greet people
To attract attention
To go in the house (since for me when my pup was a baby i put it in the house)

So i just wanted to tell you guys if my dog needs a friend. Because im planning to buy 2 more other dogs. 1 for me and 1 for my dog as a friend.
Jumping problems need specific attention to train out - just like anything else. It is as natural as breathing for an excited dog to jump up on people and I think the concern should really be teaching manners rather than psychoanalysis.

If you greet a jumping dog with a polite-but-firm knee raised to the sternum accompanied by a polite-but-firm "No", he or she will quickly get the idea that jumping on humans is undesireable behavior. Heavily reward good behavior. If the dog is remaining horizontal while greeting you he deserves praise, massage and/or treats. Reward for good behavior is really what makes the dog internalize training. Don't skimp there.
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Old 10-26-2009, 04:26 PM
 
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PL, you need to learn allot befor you even think of getting another dog.
First, potty training. Your method sounds way out of whack. When potty training a dog, you need to take it outside every 20 min or so and give it lots of love after it dose it's business. Repeat this every day until Ebony gets the hang of it. Also, don't give your dog water at night, and put the dog in a crate/kennel/cage that is just large enough for it to turn around and lay down comfortably. First thing in the morning, bring your dog right outside to go to the bathroom. Feeding it at the same time every morning will also help to regulate your dog's bathroom times. It took less than a week for me to train my dog using this method. The key is, don't give you dog the oppertunity to go anywhere but out side, and always give Ebony lots of praise.
Now, chewing. Bitter Apple is great for chewing. You won't have to keep spraying it again and again and again... Ebony will loose interest in chewing something that tastes so icky after several attempt. She may have a lapse & start chewing again after it wears off, but simply repeat the spraying training. If you're dead set against it, a good tool for chewing and other undesirable behavior is a simple empty soda can with a few pennies in it. When you catch Ebony doing something bad, give the can a little shake to startle her. Repeat until she gets the message. It dose not hurt her, unlike being whacked will.
She loves you and wants to please you. Obviously she's got some brains, because you have already been able to teach her tricks. You need to alter your methods a bit for training her, but with a little work you can have a great dog who becaome a real part of the family.
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Old 10-26-2009, 04:32 PM
 
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First, potty training. Your method sounds way out of whack.
Let's be a little kinder. Her description of "potty" training might sound unreal, but she lives in Malaysia.

Sure, she could truly benefit from learning Western ways of training dogs, but I dont' think we should be rude to her.
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Old 10-26-2009, 04:50 PM
 
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LOL, I wasn't trying to be rude- sorry if it came out that way That's just me, I use that term all the time when something strikes me as odd, but I don't mean it in a mean way. Guess it's hard to tell when it's typed though. Sorry
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