Obedience Training Advice

If anyone has questions about obedience training for their dogs, please feel free to ask me!

I've been through it all, and had a very good teacher!


Hearts1 from San Diego, CA

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October 29, 20070 found this helpful

My question was about my dog jumping on people when they are walking in the front door. He just gets way to excited, is there any way to calm him down. I really dont like him jumping all over everyone they cant even walk in the door.

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By Beverly (Guest Post)
October 29, 20070 found this helpful

My dog barks at everyone as they enter the room which would be alright since I live alone, but then I would like for her to hush when I tell her to. I try using "Leave It" and other forms of be quiet but haven't learned how to control the barking.

If you can help, that would be terrific.
Thanks for offering us your help.

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October 29, 20070 found this helpful

Hi I have a 11 month old female German Shepherd that I recently adopted from the pound. I have 4 cats and all she wants to do is focus on the cats, chase them and lay by them and play. She has never hurt any of them. Its just really frustrating because when I ask her to come or lay down she wants to focus on the cat instead and doesnt want to listen to me. How do I stop this?? Its driving us all nuts!



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By Nancy from Florida (Guest Post)
October 29, 20070 found this helpful

Hi -- how nice of you to offer!

I have 2 Maltese/terrier sisters, 2 years old. They are rescues.

We have 2 problems with them. First, when they are going to be going out 'to walk', they jump and bark very loudly and won't hold still right away for the leashes to be attached. They will sit and wait patiently after the leashes are on (I don't let them out with me until they are sitting quietly.) When they are walking they pull a LOT. I don't take them out for walks as I had been doing because of the heat, so maybe if I walked them more frequently, they'd act more nonchalant?

Second, they are both still having separation issues: often 'my' dog will cry the whole time I am gone even if my husband is watching TV with her sister, and vice versa.


Each prefers one of us, but his dog ignores me and acts frantic if he is nearby but not with her (like pumping gas while we are taking a care trip). We don't punish, yell, or hit (aside from slapping our own hands with a rolled-up paper).

What do you suggest?
Thanks again!
Nancy in Florida

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October 29, 20070 found this helpful

I have a "puppy" (he's almost a year old) and I cannot get him to stop chewing on things. He will do anything to chew up trash too. But he's chewed up shoes, clothes, chair legs and just about anything else you can think of. How can I stop this? I don't want to get rid of him, because of this, but I will have to if he doesn't stop.

Also, he will go to the "potty" outside as long as he's out there for a long time. I have a leash that goes from the yard into the back garage door and we let him out and leave him out for a long time, which he loves. But if we let him in too soon, he'll go straight upstairs and do #2 as soon as you let him in. Any suggestions for this would help too.



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By Deb (Guest Post)
October 30, 20070 found this helpful

Oh Yeah! My granddog (Bubba) doesn't like anyone but his immediate family. He is about a year old now, but he acts like he is going to tear my head off when I visit. (I even brought him a cheeseburger). It's not just me he acts like this with, it's everyone that visits that doesn't live there. Any suggestions? (he is a 70 pound german shepard, lab mix. Thanks

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October 30, 20070 found this helpful

I have a 9month old puppy! She's a real challenge. I don't have any questions at this time just wanted to post that I thought it was incredibly generous of you to offer help! I'm sure I'll be making a post question sometime!


Thanks for reaching out to frustrated owners! Animals can test our patience that's for sure!
Jennifer CA

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October 30, 20070 found this helpful

If you don't leave a way for me to reply to your questions, don't ask. There are many people that posted questions that I could have helped but had no way to reply to them.

I can make a suggestion before there are any more posts: TAKE YOUR DOG TO OBEDIENCE TRAINING SCHOOL at the age 6 months or older. Do what they suggest and then post to me. If you live in San Diego, CA let me know and I will give you the name of a school that I've taken 5 dogs to from 1991 - 6 months ago.

This is a bigger task then I expected, but please bear with me, and I will get back to you!!!

Hearts1 and Lilli (my Golden Retriever 19 months)

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November 13, 20150 found this helpful

and what if you got your dog at the age of 19months, but the owners that we bought her from treated her with love..? I don't believe she's ever gone to obedience school. She's a 19 month old English Cream Golden Retriever.

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By CAROLYN (Guest Post)
May 3, 20080 found this helpful

Can you please help me train my puppy to not use my rug as his bathroom! I take him outside and as soon as we come in he goes right on the carpet.

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