Training a Disrespectful and Sassy Lab

I have a 1 year old yellow Lab, she is extremely hard to train as of now. When I scold her, she barks at me and when I try and discipline her, she runs away wagging her tail and barking at me. She is very disrespectful and disobedient. She steals food off the counters and out of my toddler's hands. When I try to scold her or give her a smack, she runs from me wagging her tail and barking, like it's a joke. I would like some advise before I buy a shock collar as guidance. Has anyone had this type of difficulties with a dog of this age? Any advise would be very helpful because I'm stressing so bad with her right now.

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January 22, 20170 found this helpful
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You must establish yourself as the leader or else your dog will assume that he is the leader. When she steals food crate her. She will learn that she gets more attention and love when she does the right thing. I would keep food off the counters for now.

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January 23, 20170 found this helpful

I dont understand how I can keep food off the counters, its where I serve my family at, she jumps up on them when we arent looking. Thats a rough one. Right now its raining alot where I live and I dont wanna throw her outside. I need to find a way to discipline and teach her and thats the advice Im seeking.

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January 25, 20170 found this helpful
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Your dog isn't taking you seriously. I'd suggest one or two sessions with a trainer to see where your body language and voice aren't telling her you're serious.

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Sometimes it takes someone else looking at what you're doing to see where you might be going wrong.

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January 29, 20170 found this helpful
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If she is a house dog, crate her when she acts up. It may take a shock collar. I am about to use on a German Shepherd we have. If you don't get it corrected soon, she will never stop. She thinks she is the alpha. When you are eating or preparing food, crate her. When she acts up, crate her.

I am not sure where you live, but if you have 4H in your area, and your dog is up to date on her shots and is not a biter, you may try calling your extension office and see if a kid in the dog project wants to train your dog as their fair project.

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January 29, 20170 found this helpful
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I'd just like to point out that crating a dog when she acts up is not recommended.

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The crate is meant to be a quiet place the dog can go to relax, get away from stressful things, have a nap and feel safe. It is NOT a punishment. Using it as a punishment will make your dog crate averse.
If your dog ever feels "trapped" in the crate is is being used incorrectly.
Shock collars can be used in certain circumstances, but I don't see this being one at all. Shock collars can be used when you aren't physically there to correct your dog. But since you are there to correct your dog, you just have to learn to properly get her to mind you.
Shock collars don't help dogs learn who's in charge because they don't realize the correction is coming from you. It is coming from the collar. So in your case I would not use this device.

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January 22, 20170 found this helpful

According to: www.yourpurebredpuppy.com/.../labradorretrievers.html labs are easy to train, but , remember, they are over-enthusiastic. Your Lab will act like a spirited teenager for two or three years. Stick with it! It will be worth it!

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January 23, 20170 found this helpful

Yes I agree, she is literally non stop and has unendable energy. I have been trying my hardest to show her that Im the dominate one but she thinks Im a joke, this is the hardest part, thank you for your advise.

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January 23, 20170 found this helpful

sounds like some classes might bein order.... she does sounds to have a little attitude :) ....

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I am not infavor of anything that hurts an animal such as shock collar. as there are many things a trained pro could tell you

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