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|09-14-2010, 10:36 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: United States
How do I teach her "no"?
My 4 month old yorkie/shih tzu mix, Yui, has no idea when I'm upset with her. When she does something wrong, like chewing on something she's not supposed to (which is all the time), I tell her no in a firm voice and move her away from what's she's doing. But my "no"s don't phase her in the least. Half the time she just tries to jump up a lick my face. The dog I grew up with was very sensitive to our disappointment, and would quickly drop her tail between her legs and put her head to the floor whenever we were upset with her. But Yui doesn't care at all! How do I teach her "no" ?
|09-15-2010, 08:22 AM||#2|
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Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
I'm interested in this too... Harley doesn't understand me when I say no either.
Kendra & Harley
Harley, you are the light in my life, love you baby!
|09-15-2010, 06:46 PM||#3|
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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Southern California
I don't know if this is helpful, because Latte doesn't always mind, either. But when I've watched the Dog Whisperer he always says that we have to stop giving the dog human qualities. They are not disobeying us because they are being defiant; they do not think the same way humans do. A lot of it has to do with asserting yourself as the dominant animal-the pack leader. This is why I should have never allowed Latte on the bed-it's taught her that she's our equal, and not just a member of the pack. Anyway, keep trying, be consistent and don't let the little stinkers have the upper hand. I will do the same, especially tonight when she starts making noise in her kennel!
|09-16-2010, 02:28 PM||#4|
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Location: San Francisco, CA
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Welcome to YT! If you think about it, "No" is an extremely vague command. In one context, it means, Be Quiet, in another, it means Get Off the Couch, and another it means Drop It! You are going to need to teach these thing as separate commands - Quiet, Off, Drop It, Come, etc. A command needs to direct a positive, specific action. These things will require repetition, and should be taught as fun opportunities for your dog to get treats, praise, etc. Eventually your dog will develop these good behaviors as habits.
Also keep in mind that depending on her age, your puppy's teeth may be driving her CRAZY, and she will be obsessed with chewing. If you do a search on this forum, you will find a ton of good advice on how to stop destructive chewing.
Hope that helps.
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|09-16-2010, 04:37 PM||#5|
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Join Date: Dec 2008
I would not want to see a dog cower and place her tail between her legs.
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|09-16-2010, 08:38 PM||#6|
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Join Date: Jul 2008
Hope this helps you:
Teaching the Command "No"
The following tip was written by PAW adopter Candy Hamner:
One of the most important commands to teach your dog is the command "no." Not only is this good for family living, it can help you to save your dog's life in a threatening situation. The command is also helpful if you want to re-direct your dog's behavior from a negative behavior, such as chewing on your chair leg, to a positive behavior, such as chewing on his toy.
How do you teach the command "no"? The easiest way is to "set your dog up" for correction. Start indoors, using a collar and a leash, focusing on one activity you would like him to stop.
Let's say you have a problem with your dog taking food off the kitchen table. Have him on lead and walk him by the table. Place small pieces of food on the table. When he takes the food off the table say "no," give him a slight leash correction, move him away from the table, and give him something he can have (such as a toy or safe chew bone) and praise him. Repeat the exercise a few times allowing him to take the food.
Next step: take him to the table and say "no" before he reaches for the food, giving him a slight leash correction and lead him away from the table. Praise him lavishly for not going ahead and taking the food. Give him something he can have. Repeat this a few times until he stops when you say "no" without using the leash correction.
If you have trouble with your dog chewing your furniture, try teaching "no" to re-direct him to something more appropriate to chew. Make sure you have several desirable chew bones or toys to offer the dog. You may need to experiment to find the kinds of toys she really enjoys. When your dog reaches out to chew on your chair leg, go to the dog, place your fingers lightly under the collar and move the dog away from the chair leg saying "no" as you move the dog away. You might want to add "this is mommy's" then when you give her a toy and say "this is your toy. Good dog" and happily praise her when she takes her toy and chews on it.
Next, try the command in other situations. Always have the dog on lead and always lavishly praise him for doing what you ask. For example, while you are walking outside and he pulls on the lead to run after a squirrel, say "no," pull him towards you and praise him. Practice this exercise while keeping the dog on lead until you can say "no" without pulling on the leash and the dog stops the behavior. Eventually, you can begin to use the command off lead when in a safe, fully confined environment. Always praise the dog lavishly for every success, and if you use food treats, offer them to the dog as a reward.
|10-08-2010, 08:43 PM||#7|
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|10-08-2010, 09:04 PM||#8|
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I know what you mean. Our family dog had been abused before we got her and she was so sensitive that a simple frown would upset her. She was the best behaved and easiest to train dog i ever saw. And we took special pains not to raise our voices or move our hands rapidly around her because she never got over that fear.
I have just spent the day spraying "yuck" bitter tasting stuff on everything little Tallulah decided to sample while exploring the house. It seems to be diverting her. Maybe it would help you with your baby.
|10-14-2010, 03:25 PM||#9|
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