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Old 11-13-2012, 09:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have contacted a certified dog trainer/behaviorist , for Dewey and Hardy, after he is healed from his neuter. I'll not lie, Dewey is a little terror, still biting the heck out of Laurel and Violet. They don't correct him, they just get a way!! the problem is Hardy. He!s big (11pounds) and he acts afraid of Dewey, and he has gone after him before. Now Dewey can't be in the room where Hardy is. I!ve never had this problem with any other dogs that I have owned. After awhile, they were familiar with each other and got along just fine. The trainer that I contacted uses positive reinforcement training, and I just would like any ones feedback on what to expect?? I would love for all if them to be together in one room without worrying if Hardy is going to hurt Dewey, and also how to get the "little terror" to settle down!! Any experiences to share??
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I can't help you but just wanted to say that Pipper was a little terror at first too. He liked to bite at toes and socks. He just grew out of it with a lot of praise and treats when he would listen and stop his biting. Hmmm, no wonder he weighs 12 lbs! Good luck with Dewey and Hardy.
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Well, I'm pretty new to dog training but I think from what I've learned in Leila's training classes that positive reinforcement is the best way to go. I don't know how the trainer will get them to get along with each other, but I'm sure there's a way. Good luck and keep us posted how it goes!
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Do you think its an alpha male thing as you added another boy?? I think its great your getting training with the boys and look forward to hearing how they get on!!!

My 2 friends have in the last year have both got male pups one malt and one cavishon and they are both little terrors and maizy just runs away too ( if they let her!!) rather than correct think female dogs are more placid and like an easy life They could defo do with some training i think!!!!

Good on you for recognising you need a little help with them though training will work it out im sure!!
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I've had male Maltese and Yorkies in the past, pretty much the same ages introducing a male to another older male, and never had any problems . I think it's just Hardy !! or maybe Dewey??? LOL that's why I need a trainer!!! I can't keep them separated forever!!!
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Oh ha ha there goes my theory!!

Maybe its just a personality clash

I take it his nueter hasnt calmed him down or is it too soon to tell???
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Oh ha ha there goes my theory!!

Maybe its just a personality clash

I take it his nueter hasnt calmed him down or is it too soon to tell???
Dewey gets neutered this Thursday, I won't begin training until he's healed from it.
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Dewey gets neutered this Thursday, I won't begin training until he's healed from it.
Oopps didnt realise! Well hopefully that will calm him down a little and a step in the right direction and then the training can commence!

Good luck with the neuter and the training
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When DD got married and all their dogs moved in together (4), the boys didn't get along. They were about the same size, 60-70#. The vet put Timber on Prozac for about 6 months. Worked wonders, no more fights and blood.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:55 AM   #10 (permalink)
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When DD got married and all their dogs moved in together (4), the boys didn't get along. They were about the same size, 60-70#. The vet put Timber on Prozac for about 6 months. Worked wonders, no more fights and blood.
Yikes!! Prozac?? Maybe I'll just have the Dr. Prescribe some for me, and let the dogs figure it out for themselves!!!!
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