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Old 12-02-2012, 04:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 7 month boxer behavior seems like terrible 2's:( any suggestions?

Zeke is 7 months now and my BIG baby!!


He is super smart and very sweet but he has not been listening to me!! When my boyfriend is here is acts awesome, best dog ever but when it is just Zeke and I, it's another story!
When it is just Zeke and I, he acts like he forgets all the rules! He will try to chew shoes, get clothes out the hamper, pull on my pants with his teeth, chase my feet, bother me while I eat and get into the trash! He also tries to get on the couch when it's only me and he knows it's off limits for him. Never even tries when my boyfriend is home. Also when I take him in the car he tries to drive instead of sitting in his seat. At the park he pulled me so bad on the leash and seemed to pretend not to hear me at times! He even barks at me when I don't give him his way
When david gets home he acts like an angel and is usually exhausted from being so crazy all day! I do not recall him always being such a handful but it could be because he is getting so big it is starting to become more noticeable. I just wondered if its common around this age?? Like if this is the boxer age for terrible 2's?? Anyone know any ideas I could try to help him listen to ME like he does my boyfriend?? ANYTHING at all! I love him so much and I don't want to always have to fuss at him. I wish time out would work
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you ever put him through any kind of training?? It works wonders.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sounds simlar with stella, she typically listens to me more when it comes to coming, stoping, going potty. But when Jocelyn tries to deal with her, she's a spaz. Won't listen. When she takes her out to go potty stella usually runs around won't go potty won't come in the house... I usually got to get her. The odd thing is Stella is usually more excited when jocelyn comes home from work, then she is with me :-(
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I have been wondering the same thing, Sally is 7 months too...
She is no longer going to sleep at 9.30 of an evening, she isn't cuddling me anymore, she is insistant on stealing from the bins, she has started stealing shoes again, which she had been getting better about, she won't do a thing my husband tells her, so I usually have to step in (this is mostly his fault for not doing as much with her earlier)
AND she is less interested in food than ever, I am trying to get her to do do her obedience and tricks but she just isn't interested in food, unless I am eating it.

And all this in the last week since she turned 7 months...
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What comes to mind when I read this is the pup thinks of your BF as the alpha leader and you are a "litter mate" You need to do some work with him to make him see you are his leader as well as your BF. Good luck classes work great!!
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
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What comes to mind when I read this is the pup thinks of your BF as the alpha leader and you are a "litter mate" You need to do some work with him to make him see you are his leader as well as your BF. Good luck classes work great!!

Ok, its probably just me but I just got a chuckle out of the last sentence! It reads to me like you need to do some work with your BF to make him see you as his leader.

Sorry couldn't help it. It's probably just the way I'm reading it.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You could also try using a deeper voice when doing commands with Zeke. also be firm. Sit not siiiiii~iiiit. Im sure he does think your BF is the alpha in the house, and you do need to do some training with Zeke. Good luck.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
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That's because David is the alpha and then Zeke, then you.

Take control. Take control over when he eats, when he goes outside. You name it. You rule the roost.

Unless you are alpha nothing will change.
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Wyatt (almost 7 months) just started classes last week at petco. i'll let you know how they go!
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Dixie and I went to training but the last month has been awful as far as her minding and staying off the counters. My patience has been wearing very thin lately.
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