LOL, yup, Juni is def a pain. Love her, but she is nuts! 😂
What kind of daily practices should I do with her to have this “breakthrough”’you speak of?
They are crazy inside and outside! Lately we have been separating them a lot inside because their play gets wild while indoors, which we don’t want.
I will try the crate command when they start getting too wild inside. Luckily the dogs do go into their crates on command. They are placed in the crate when they are alone during part of the day. They don’t sleep in them overnight but are fed there and are given breaks there as well.
originally the links for the collar were too small, like for a smaller breed. Now I feel they might be too loose. I’ll have to watch a tutorial.
Thank you for your help!!
Well all the comments and observations about the girl's are fun. But I am gonna focus on the "issues," at hand. And the "walk" is one of them. Pro Dog Walkers, and most likely Pro's in general can Walk Several assorted Dog's at once ... without issues? I don't know how they do that but I am pretty sure that out of a "Pack," at least one of those dog's is there own, a four footed dogie helper if you will.
Now they might just "book," Random Assorted Dog's?" And walk them all as a "Pack?" But I don't think so? My best trained dog's were (apparently built on the one well trained before adding another principle.) First came Gunther (Band Dawg 25 % Bull mastiff, 50 % APBT and 25 % lab) then 3 year' later my first Boxer/Pit Stewie and he was a great pup , hat I lost to early ... but trying to figure out why he was like he was "exactly," led me to Boxer's?
And while I was right in the Breed (part) Boxer. I did not see the "Girl Part?" But it still worked out and that was Struddell (Avatar.) And while I was right on the Boxer that I saw in Stewie (Boxer/Pit.) I did not see the (Girl Part?) Stru was "seriously, pigged headed and stubborn," in he beginning but with Gunther help we got thru it.
And with Gunther's help I now had two good on leash dog's, although Struddell was better. As in anyone could walk her on leash! Gunther not so much? And then came Rocky (Working line German Shepard?) And crap got real! Not a Boxer ie Bully breed so he was not to keen on people? That a dog could be like that was news to me? But skipping a whole lot, he was my first off leash dog. Mostly because I could read him. I kinda knew what he was thinking and he understood me. I could never do with my Struddell? But I am not sure if that was really her or me? I had a lot of "tragedy," around Boxer and Boxer/Pits.
So I was just willing to trust Struddell off leash in an urban environment? Which made no sense? As our favorite activity was "Bunny Chasing," in the high desert and I could call her off a Chase by shouting No! And if I said "Stay!" She would freeze in motion! Three feet on the ground and one foot in Mid Air? I have never seen anything like that? She was "daddy's," baby girl.
But then I lost them, first Gunther in 2010, then my Stru in 2013 and finally Rocky in 2015. I should have gotten another Female White Boxer after Stru and Rocky could have helped me.
But I was stuck ... and when I lost Rocky in 2015?
We had no dog for three years? And my wife interceded with a (Female) Boxer/Pit? The (Female) part kinda ticked me off ... a (Boxer thing (two females not a good idea ... )
All my super star "Dogies," are gone? And it's just me and Bella? So I no longer have help from my other dog's? So sigh with my "Bella," I do have to say I can better relate to "JQP."
So that much said the "Walk." With Gunther/Stewie/ and Struddell, walking them was no big deal. They were not wild and out of control and walking them was no big deal? A Regular collar and a flat leash was all I needed. If you understand (less being more) then a Regular Collar and a Flat leash is all you need.
Rocky my GSD was a special case. He was also a "Special Need's Dog." He could be a curious combo of seriously furious and incredibly fragile. He was a "Wobble Dog," and you could not be putting any type of "Pressure on his spine! " It could have killed him! But sigh even after seven month's? He had a lack of trust in me?
Other crap had happened and I finally understood, that with my Foster Fail, I had a serious freaking issue? PacK Fights's (not Struddell and People Issues). I had no idea what to do so I just said "Screw it, I'll walk him ... alot! Now that did seriously tick Struddell off as she Luv'd Rocky! But it had to be done.
He had people issues and pack issues (which all cropped up at the 12 to 14 month after 7 months of no issues (that I saw?) But we walked one on one at night for month's and many miles?
And a side note just so you know ... most "Dog Attack's," occur close to home! That is another topic (that I have covered) but in our "Midnight's," sigh time and time again, I had to "Protect my dog!") Even thought you know he had sent me to the ER! I got in the way of one his rampages on Gunther!!
But nonetheless, he was my dog and no dog attacks my Dog without going threw me! And he learned to let "Daddy Deal," with this crap? And he would stay behind me while I did! In the beginning, I would tell him stay (if we got charged and I would step in front) after a while I no longer needed to say anything. If he heard "Bark, Bark,Snarl,Snarl" He knew the deal.
If your dog get's charged/attacked you just want to deal with the one dog and not two ... Dog's get that. And "usually," stamping your feet and or screaming go home!!! Deters most ... offenders? But apparently not all? Oh well the rest of the story is here. :
This all happened under the observation of Law enforcement (we live by a substation and officers were in the parking lot ) it was winter time and the ground was snow covered and icy. I got called out on what “My” dog would do (on another thread) if I was walking him and a little dog came...
And I have strayed from my point as I always tend to do, My bad?
But my point is "Walking your dog is important." And you can't walk one reasonably behaved
dog and one that is a "PIA?" At the same time and expect to accomplish much? It really needs to be one on one as in twice the work? Or not much will change? Two dog's always walked together will be more interested in each other, then they will with you?