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Demanding Dog

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Eddie, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. Eddie

    Eddie PetForums Newbie

    Dec 7, 2007
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    Hi All,
    I am a new member in Glasgow,
    I wonder if anyone can help me with a few problems my dog is giving. She is a cross breed collie [chocolate brown and very foxlike] We got her from the local dog rescue about 4 mths ago she is about 18-24 mths. She was very timid at first but has got better. The main problem is that she is very attention demanding, she follows me or my wife about the house constantly, if left alone for any time even 15 mins she goes mental on our/my return running and jumping somerimes whining. When told to do something she will often only do it on 3rd or 4th command and if spoken to commandingly she will sometimes yelp as though she had been hit. At night she will leave her basket in the living room and try and sleep under our bed. Often during the day she will lay under the dining room table. I have tried behaviour classes without much success.
    Thanks in anticipation,
  2. carol

    carol PetForums VIP

    Nov 2, 2007
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    hi and welcome
    i put one on the other tread
    can we see some piccy's she sound really pretty
    like my tess
  3. colliemerles

    colliemerles PetForums VIP

    Nov 2, 2007
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    i would love to see a picture of her to,:):)
  4. georges mummy

    georges mummy PetForums Member

    Nov 24, 2007
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    i would seriously consider a crate routine.
    show her whose the alpha. i know it can be hard, but it just takes time.
    start small like crate her for a few mins, leave the room, then let her out but if shes still acting up recrate her. as long as she knows your coming back she should get the picture.
    pretty much the same as when a child goes to school for the first time and cries for mum, they soon learn your coming back to get them.
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