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Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by PoisonGirl, Jul 11, 2009.


  1. PoisonGirl

    PoisonGirl Banned

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    Pixie is Driving me mad!!!
    I was told that she is crate trained. She isn't. Not properly anyway. She is ok for a while but then does this really annoying high pitched whine.
    She is so hyper and wound up (I guess she doesn't really get enough exercise or socialisation) whenever she is outside with the others she just keeps jumping on them to play fight.

    Dave was getting better at not nipping at Dixie or trying to get her head in his mouth but has got worse again. If Pixie want's the ball or whatever someone else has she just run after them and bite there back.

    I am putting her in timeout every time she starts it but I am just so tired!

    I have my 4yr old to look after and he is hard work at the moment going through an 'I won't listen' phase, being naughty every time I turn my back.

    I can't get anything done because if I leave the room to go upstairs to so something my son runs through to where the dogs are to chase Honey, and that starts Pixie off.
    I can't get the washing out or the grass cut because if I go outside Dixie thinks she ought to come too and that starts Pixie off too!

    Before anyone says anything- I completely regret agreeing to have them for a week, it is too much, and this is the last time I dog sit for them unless she sorts Pixie out. I agreed to look after them, I did not agree to spend all week training someone else's dog when I have my own to train.

    It is driving me so mad I am considering buying Pixie a muzzle on monday so that she can go outside and do what she wants without me having to follow her around constantly with a squirty bottle.

    She has settled for now but only because I shouted at the lot of them and her in particular for getting into a massive fight outside. my neighbours are elderly and I don't want them making lots of noise. And I don;t want them biting each other, for obvious reasons and that I hate dog's play fighting because I have a small son.


    Sorry for the long post has anyone got any advice for me?

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  2. goodvic2

    goodvic2 PetForums VIP

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    Hi. How much exercise are you giving the dogs on a daily basis?

    At the moment I have my 3 dogs, my friends rottweiler and my sister's bull dog, so I know all about being driven mad! I just make sure that they have loads of exercise.

    Apart from your son, what is your main concern about the garden behaviour? What happens if you just let them get on with it?

    I am not a fan of time out (unless it is for my own sanity) as it doesn't show the dog how to behave. However, if it's not your dog, I don;t see what else you can do.

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    If I don't stop them play fighting they end up real fighting.

    I have never encouraged playfighting, I don't think it is correct behaviour, the pups' mum was bad for it and she got bitten a few times because she thought this was acceptable around other dogs. I prefer my dogs to play calmly without using their mouth.

    They have had an hour in th park running about today- I would normally go a walk with next door but he was out all day (why we had Bullseye) and there was no way I could manage 5 dogs on leads half an hour to the forrest with my son in tow (he won't walk that far and has a tantrum if you ask him to hurry up).

    I am just waiting to see if my son;s granny does want to look after him a few days this week as she has not seen him for a while, and that would mean I can take the dogs out easier.


    I have calmed down a bit now, the dogs have had their dinner and are settled.

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    You have my sympathy. i told my sister that I'm not having her dog all the time I have keiser (rottie). Even though they are all quite good, together it is just too much and I find the rottie and the bulldog, both being dominant breeds are always trying to compete with each other.

    I do love it when they go to sleep, they are all sleeping now - bliss......

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    Lol yeah my lot have just been out for a pee and I gave them a chew in bed and they are settled apart from Dave who has a habit of losing his chew and digging the crate to get it. Lol

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    Off to work now, by the way, what breed is Dave? x
     
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    He is Staff/lab x collie (part kangaroo :D)

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