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My dogs are being so bad!

Discussion in 'Training & Behavior' started by rachelclancy, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. rachelclancy

    rachelclancy Puppy

    I have 2 pits, and they stay in my room most of the time with me because they're hyper, I can't leave the room for one minute without them tearing up anything and everything. They chew up whatever they get a hold of, they make me so mad I can't take it anymore! It's EVERY time I leave the room, so when I come back, I reprimand them and or spank them... Obviously this isn't working since it's gone on for ... forever, so I need suggestions!
  2. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    Crate them. Give them bones to chew on. Give them Kongs or some other toy to chew on. Exercise the hell out of them before you leave them anywhere.
  3. ad_shannon

    ad_shannon Good Dog

    It honestly sounds like you are in a circle of destruction.
    They are hyper so they stay in the room and dont get exercise increasing their boredom and making them more hyper.

    What do you do to exercise them?
  4. rachelclancy

    rachelclancy Puppy

    I always crate them when I leave the house, but just leaving my room to go to the kitchen or bathroom, they chew up the first thing they find as soon as I leave, I have toys for them to chew on and they chew through bones so quickly so when they don't have any, they get into everything...

    ---------- Post added at 11:36 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:33 AM ----------

    They get a lot of exercise, there's a huge back yard they run around and chase each other through out the day, I used to leave them out for a good hour or 2 so they can run as much as they want, but now my one female can jump the fence, so I have to stay out with them and watch her, even when they get exercise they still come in and as soon as I go to the kitcken/bathroom whatever they chew on everything. I don't get it because when I come back in the room they know they're wrong, but continue to do it...
  5. LilianaLove

    LilianaLove GRCH Dog

    You need to do something with your dogs. If all my dogs did was run around a backyard they'd be bored out of their minds, not to mention running around a backyard would really qualify as exercise unless you've got a bunch of acres with hills and such.
    Basically, your dogs are bored, and bored dogs are destructive dogs.
  6. rachelclancy

    rachelclancy Puppy

    Ok that makes sense, I've tried doing things with them, but they can't even walk on their leash or go for a run with me, I've lost all my patience trying to train them
  7. LilianaLove

    LilianaLove GRCH Dog

    Then give them to someone who has the patience. Honestly, you've given up on your dogs, and it's not their fault that you haven't taught them boundaries or manners.
    If you want to take the time to actually teach them what you want, like walking properly on a leash, then fine. But to say well I can't do anything with them because I'm too lazy to teach them to walk properly is a cop out.
    Wow. I don't say this often, but your dogs really deserve better.
  8. heeter1075

    heeter1075 Little Dog

    People think they can take in dogs and they will learn on their own and be wonderful pets. Reality hits hard. These people need to research dogs and their breed before they adopt, buy, save whatever. Such a shame.
  9. GoingPostal

    GoingPostal Good Dog

    So you haven't bothered to leash train them, expect them to tire themselves out running around a backyard and then behave great inside? You can't smack a dog for chewing when you aren't there, it's not teaching them a thing other than when you come in, they are going to get abused, you left them loose with crap to chew on and they are bored dogs. Build a springpole, get a flirtpole, go out and play tug with them, spend some time every day training them to walk on a leash and other commands they need to know, get them in a class if you don't know how. Stop leaving them to run around loose or in your room together, for one thing it's dangerous, if they get in a fight, you aren't there, and if one dog is chewing and getting into stuff the other one will too. Dogs don't come preprogrammed to know what's ok to chew on, or how to walk on a leash, or how to behave, your dogs are monsters because that's what you've made and allowed them to be. If I want my dogs to lay around and do nothing, it's after I tire the crap out of them outside playing, then take them on a long walk and give them a chew somewhere I can keep an eye on them. And a couple hours later, we're back outside playing. Real dogs take work, they aren't stuffed animals.
  10. rachelclancy

    rachelclancy Puppy

    1. off of one post you say things like that? You know nothing.
    2. I have tried to teach them boundaries and manners but obviously my techniques aren't working as well as I thought so I was asking for other opinions or different ways to teach them, NOT someone telling me I'm not good enough for my dogs because they have everything they want and need as well as 2 good owners, they're just bad when they're together and my patience is wearing thin which is why I wrote this post, all I was saying was that this was my last straw before taking them to a professional trainer,
    3. I never said I was lazy and never gave you the impression that I was lazy because I try training them DAILY.
    4. They are puppies which is why I'm asking for other ideas that I can try while they're still young, I wasn't asking for someone like you to get on my page, so they don't need any better,
    So, if you have nothing nice to say then get off my post, because you're last reply wasn't relevant to my post to begin with.

    ---------- Post added at 12:10 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:08 PM ----------

    I have leash trained them, some of you assume the most off the wall things, I said they aren't perfect and I don't have patience, get off my page if you're going to bash someone who just asked for ideas, you people must be bored or unhappy with your lives.
    I know plenty about the breed to own 2 pits, if I didn't then I wouldnt own them.
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  11. LilianaLove

    LilianaLove GRCH Dog

    How are they leash trained if they can't walk on leash?
  12. rachelclancy

    rachelclancy Puppy

    My blue who is a few months older is leash trained, the blue brindle is still in training, she pulls a lot, but they don't walk well when they're out together.
  13. kady05

    kady05 Krypto Super Dog

    Yeah ditto that. If they're leash trained, as you say, why can't you walk them?

    They just sound bored. My dogs would go insane if they were locked in a room the majority of the time, and the only outlet they had was to run around a boring backyard. I take my dogs to a 100+ acre park 4-5 times a week for at least an hour each time where we go at least 3 miles. THAT is exercise, running around a yard does not = "a lot of exercise"

    It does sound like a trainer needs to get involved. If none of your techniques are working, then you need to find someone who will show you what will work. Otherwise, your dogs will continue to be destructive, through no fault of their own. It's up to the owner of a dog to properly exercise and contain it.
  14. rachelclancy

    rachelclancy Puppy

    I just posted that they are assholes when they are out walking together, sooo that should answer your question. They also aren't "locked" in a room majority of the time, that's just the part of the house where they spend majority of their down time. I don't see why I should need to explain myself to any of you because they know basic training, which ive done very well training them by myself, I asked one simple question that's irrelevant to most of this and you get on my post bashing me like I know nothing, I know just as much as all of you, just wanted different ideas, NOT OPINIONS.
  15. LilianaLove

    LilianaLove GRCH Dog

    Find someone to help you train your dogs and exercise them properly. When you're not watching, you put them in crates. Period. THE END.
    I have multiple dogs in my house. They are never alone unsupervised anyway. If we have to go somewhere, they are in crates.
    When my one dog was a puppy, she was a destructive little thing. You turn your back for a minute, she'd be destroying something. Destroying things is a self-satisfying habit. The more they do it, the more they want to do it. For over a year with her,if I had to pee she went in the bathroom with me, if I had to cook she went in the kitchen with me, if I had to go to another room she went with me. And if she couldn't, she went in a crate. This broke the habit, and it kept her from making mistakes.
    You need to supervise your dogs, keep them from making mistakes, teach them manners, and exercise them. I don't know what else to tell you. It's all pretty common sense. If you can't do it, find a good trainer in your area and enlist their help, because in the end, it's the dogs that suffer.
  16. kady05

    kady05 Krypto Super Dog

    So sorry that you posted literally a minute after me so I didn't read that part. So, walk them separately. Crate them anytime you leave the room. Problem solved.

    Have you read your original post?

    How is that knowing basic training? Leash training starts when dogs are puppies. I consider it the basic of the basics.

    What exactly are you wanting to hear? Ideas = opinions. And if you don't like opinions, you should probably stop being human, because EVERYONE has an opinion about everything.
  17. MissBrookeR

    MissBrookeR Puppy

    i agreeee with alot of what people are saying. letting them out back is not enough excercise. walks walks walks and mental stimulation with training will help to curb their craziness. Hang in there, you will figure it out.
  18. Hellaquik

    Hellaquik Puppy

    WOW you all have some serious anger issues you have a new member asking for help and advice and you sit there and judge as IF she is the worst owner ever lets be honest her dogs could of gone to way worst homes ! SHE OBVIOUSLY SPOILS THE SHIT OUT HER DOGS so why not just help guide her in the right direction to being a better owner in stead of stoning her to death
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  19. rachelclancy

    rachelclancy Puppy

    LilianaLove ..... THAT'S ALL YOU HAD TO SAY THE FIRST TIME. I didn't need you to bash me telling me I wasn't good enough, but since youre puppy had the SAME EXACT problem, does that mean you aren't good enough either? Exactly, all you needed to do was tell me what broke that habit. Thank you and I do have plenty of time to supervise / train my dogs.

    ---------- Post added at 12:53 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:48 PM ----------

    Kady05 ... I didn't know I needed to give everyone a full background on my dogs and write the complete story, sorry I wasn't specific enough, I posted that they are in the room for their down time, and yes they're hyper thank you for pointing out what I posted... I'm sure all pits are hyper, especially under the age of 1.5 years old, that's their breed.

    If I don't want to hear negative opinions then stay off my post, go read another post it's not that complicated I just don't want to hear negative things on my post I just wanted ideas. I'm not going to repeat myself again, you can read the previous replies .. after saying they can't walk on a leash I said they can't when they're together, also I never said walking on a leash wasn't basic training, I said my younger one was still training. So stop questioning every reply I wrote it's really annoying.

    Try having open minds and not like you all know everything there is to know.
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  20. SweetPerks24

    SweetPerks24 Big Dog

    If you didn't want some personal opinions thrown in with potential advice, you shouldn't have posted your questions on a public forum, just saying.

    As far as advice on the pups, definitely something more to tire them out sounds like your best bet. I have two very young pups as well, and I know I can't leave even one of them alone in a room for even a minute without something being destroyed. They may also be upset that you're leaving the room, and not taking them, and then turn to find something to chew on out of frustration. Not saying that you shouldn't ever be able to shut them in a room for a few moments without complete chaos, just that it isn't something they seem ready for yet.

    With my youngest pup, (4.5 mos) when she's not in her crate, she's on a leash, with me. EVERYWHERE. I usually just loop the leash handle through a belt loop on my jeans. It helps bond her to me more, it helps keep her out of stuff and keeps her very nearby if I need to correct her. Maybe try doing something like this with them one at a time for a while, until they get the idea, and then see how they do together.....? Walking them, if it can't be done with them together, why not separately? I can't walk my two together either, they'd pull me clear across town at the first squirrel sighting...so I take them out one at a time, and they just take turns. We're also trying a halti lead for the older one starting this weekend, I'll have to post how that goes, but it was recommend to me for the same pulling issue as a potential good fix. Might be something that could work for yours as well. Good luck!
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