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|01-12-2010, 05:55 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kennesaw, GA.
Need help with " drop it " and bitting.
Toby is the sweetest boy in the world until you try to take something away from him then he bites, sometimes hard. Any tips on teaching him to drop it and not to bite because he's mad? BTW he is 14 mos. old.
Dennis...Dad to Toby The Wonderdog: RIP Buddy Boo 1985-2008
|01-12-2010, 06:13 AM||#2|
Donating YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Weymouth, Ma
I saw on me or the dog Victoria teach a puppy to drop it, she put a toy in the dogs mouth, then showed him the treat and let him smell it, the VERY SECOND he droped the toy to get the treat she said DROP IT, GOOD BOY gave the treat.. repeated until he grasped that if he released the toy he would get a treat...
|01-17-2010, 01:35 AM||#3|
YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Cape town, South Africa
Definitely use the swop to get him to drop the toy, but I would also recommend establishing some ground rules with the toys. He needs to know that you are the boss of the toys.
Does he do this with all his toys or only with one specific toy? I'd take away all the toys and only allow him to play with them at certain times, with you. So, you take out the toy when playtime starts and put it away again when you are finished.
What I do with mine is when they get their food, they have to sit before I put the bowls down. When I put them down, I say "Leave it". After a couple of seconds, I give them the release command (I use "Okay") and then they may eat. This teaches them to leave something alone until I say that it is okay. This has not only taught them to be patient, but it has saved my parrot's life.
Anyway, once he understands the concept, he will be more respectful about things.
Cash & Orio RIP Beautiful Joni