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PostPosted: 04/06/09, 7:46 pm    Post subject: Training Question Reply with quote

About two years ago we lost a male GWP we had for 14 years. He was a great dog. We have a 14 month neutered male GWP. We got him as a 7 week puppy, the grand nephew of our previous dog. He has been through puppy class, basic obedience and is now in Canine Good Citizen. He has been in Hunt Tests and hunted all last fall. He seems very stubborn, he definitely knows the sit command yet about 7 out of ten times we have to enforce the sit or stay command. I hear about the world of wirehairs, do any of you expierience the same type of stubborn behavior ? We love him but sometimes get tired of him always challenging our commands.
Any input or expierience is welcomed. I love this forum and have learned much.

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PostPosted: 04/07/09, 9:28 am    Post subject: Training Question Reply with quote

Hi,

The wonderful world of wires can be a challenge sometimes - your dog is about the enter what I refer to the "teenage" years - most behavior problems start to show up around 14 - 18 months of age.

I have three wires - they are 14yrs old, 7 yrs & 2 yrs. The young dog, he listens some of the time and other times - he looks at me like I am crazy! I just reinforce the command everytime - I never give him a command I cannot reinforce - they are smart and will figure out that you mean what you say - you did not just say it because you like the word.

The other two listen the majority of the time - the old dog gets confused sometimes & the 7 yr old bitch - likes to look at you and say "WHAT" but she also knows I will reinforce the command - either way - I always get my way.

Good Luck

Cathy
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PostPosted: 06/03/10, 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remember you are the leader of the pack and you must enforce this at all times. Male dog will test you all the time no matter what their age after six months. Never back down from the dog. Ensure your command is executed no matter what. This is not to say that you beat the dog, I have found that strong voice, and a cold shoulder from you (let him know you are not happy with him) can go a long way with GWP”s especially when you have a bond with them. Hope this helps
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PostPosted: 02/15/11, 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My dog gets mad if I leave the house. he barks and chews on my my pants. what should I do?
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PostPosted: 02/15/11, 11:59 pm    Post subject: Training Question Reply with quote

You did not mention the age of your dog. If is a young dog - why are you leaving him/her loose in house?

If it is an older dog - I would have a squirt bottle filled with water handy when I leave the house - I would squirt the dog in the face & tell him/her in a firm voice "ENOUGH". My dogs know that is the I really mean it word.

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