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Old 11-24-2012, 08:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This was an issue with my last boxer Emma and is an issue now with my ten month littermates Lucy & Louie, they unknowingly step on our feet. I've said OUCH but I think they confuse that with biting. My Emma picked up the BACK command really quick and I'll be honest I haven't worked with it enough with the pups. We are still covering walking 2.5 miles each and the basic commands every day that I haven't added all the extras like I did with Emma. There is something to be said about two being more work. (And I wouldn't trade it for the world so don't sense any regret)
I'm just wondering if anyone has conquered this. I've developed bruises on my feet. With the bp meds I'm on, I bruise easily. But it got me to thinking I need my babies to work on being gentle to me or I'll look beat up all summer in shorts. Lol so I've been saying the last couple weeks "be gentle" and rewarding. Unfortunate it's not working for the feet.
Another personality that I wanted to vent about is my pups are afraid of their shadows. My female especially. On walks, gardners scare her. She needs extra reassurance. She's afraid of men but not the men in our house. She's afraid of loud noises. Petrified. Hope I spelled that right. We walk the same route. No change. So if a new noise happens, I might have a dog in my arms. Yet we keep walking every day thinking that the more they are around it and reassured and get thru it, that they will overcome it. Now, they love other animals and people around other animals. Love the dog park. But if the female sees people on our walk she doesn't want to socialize. Unless their is a dog.

I love my babies. I will guide them thru anything. I'm along for this ride.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Our puppies are just over 5 months old. Two is double the work but double the fun. The female Brandy still is a bit of a challenge with walks. She doesn't heel like her brother Max. She is the barker, aggressor and last to master commands.
Yesterday on our walk she wanted to bolt into the road and I had to fight to hold her back a couple times. Really scared me.
In it for the long haul as well. I try to focus on all of the positive attributes and hoping with consistent training she will be as calm as her brother is most of the time. Love the laughter and joy they have brought into our lives.


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Old 11-24-2012, 09:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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@Momma of Brandy & Max Walking gets easier. Our last boxer was a terrible walker. She zig zagged. So I was determined to have good walkers. I bought these collars that are combo choke collars and regular collars so they get the noise of a choke chains without it choking them to death since they were so young and so aggressive walkers that I feared they would just choke and walk. Then I kept treats in my pocket, walking each puppy separately. We still don't walk them together. We did this exercise where they had to literally sit and walk the entire culdesac getting treats. It helped with patience. I would walk a couple feet then say sit. Reward with a Charlie bear treat (they are the size of a dime) then walk a couple more feet and sit again. Repeating thru the whole street. I then would go thru my walk. If the pup was right by my side I gave a treat. GOOD HEAL. If not I'd correct and say heal. Before I knew it I wasn't using treats and they were walking 75-90% of the time great. If we have a dry spell of no walks due to rain (they hate it but ill go run) its like they are spring chickens and I need a week to re train them.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think that the being afraid of strangers is not uncommon. My girl Lucy is terrified of strangers too, she just has a more submissive nature. I took her to my barn last summer (where she goes everyday) and there were roofers working. She got within about 20 feet, started shaking and ran all the way across the field back to my truck and just sat there waiting lol. That being said anyone I have introduced her to, she is shaky and nervous the first time but after that initial meet she is all wiggles and love when she sees them next. I actually really like this about Lucy because she would never EVER go to a stranger or run up jumping on anything/anyone. And it makes me feel super special when they come hide behind you because they know you will protect them
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I agree with your thinking!! My Lucy wont jump on strangers and you're right that's a positive note of her shyness. It takes more than one meeting for her to warm up. It can take up to two to five. She would rather snuggle with her family.
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