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Discussion in 'Training & Behavior' started by Zeuceone, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. Zeuceone

    Zeuceone Little Dog

    My 9 week old pup is barking at me when ever I don't allow him on the bed. This just started this past weekend. I give him a time out by putting him outside and giving him a correction. Is this good enough to take this bad habit away?
  2. Zoe

    Zoe GRCH Dog

    I personally wouldn't really ''correct'' a pup that young. I'd probably redirect his attention to a toy or something and praise it's focus on the toy.
  3. Zeuceone

    Zeuceone Little Dog

    Well I've been training him and just don't want for him to think he can do what he wants in a way. He knows sit, stay, come, let's go( where he gets up and goes to the front door and follows me to my car door), and goes to the door when he wants to use the bathroom, and some leash training. He did mouth a lot but little by little we are working on thatm
  4. Elliehanna

    Elliehanna GRCH Dog

    I would do the completely ignore tactic and give him a treat when he was quiet
  5. Sweetie Darlin'

    Sweetie Darlin' Good Dog

    Awww, he's a real smarty pants if he knows all that and he's only 9 weeks old! :)

    Don't worry about the mouthing...he'll grow out of it. I'm sure he'll get the hint that barking won't get him anywhere or thing so long as you don’t give in to him. Apparently he’s quite smart so I doubt it will take him very long to figure it out! J He's just seeing what he can get away with. He sounds like a real cutie pie! :)
  6. Fittest

    Fittest Little Dog

    Yup, I'd make the decision to sit/lie on your bed and let him bark it out (could take a minute, two, 5 or ten). Eventually, he will tire out (extinction burst) and get the picture.

    You probably only have to do this once or twice but you need to make the commitment that you will wait as long as it takes. Remember to ignore and not even look at the pup while doing this.

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