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|05-07-2005, 06:32 PM||#1|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Aug 2004
Aggression and Barking Towards Visitors
I've noticed that whenever my friends are over.. Biggie will be nice and sociable when they 1st are over then as time goes on he'll start barking constantly, running around crazily, and trying to bite my friends?! This never occurs with me (of course) but how can I change his behavior around my friends? Sometimes he'll be nice, other times he'll go crazy and start barking and getting mad for no reason. I tell him NO but he'll just look at me then turn around and continue barking at my friends. H E L P ! ! !
|05-07-2005, 07:19 PM||#2|
YT 1000 Club Member
Join Date: Feb 2005
i was told that you can get a spray bottle fill it with water and whenever he gets agressive spray his face with it. ii know it sounds cruel but it really works i'm doing this with coco and he is learning really fast. plus it's just water so it doesn't hurt them any.they even use this technique at the groomers and vet so it must be common right?...hope this helps!
|05-17-2005, 07:44 PM||#3|
YT 6000 Club Member
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Seattle, WA
You can also try some pennies in a tin jar. Just shake it like crazy when Biggie is misbehaving. It's worked on quite a few Yorkies, because they hate the sound. Or try to find something that scares him, like a paper towel roll, or something is scared of, and just wave it at Biggie when he does something bad.
|05-18-2005, 02:52 AM||#4|
Donating YT 7000 Club Member
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Alabama, etc.
Do your friends pay attention to Biggie? Perhaps it's a bid for attention? Our Toto is so spoiled that she will sit up and try to talk and drives us crazy until we give her attention when we are visiting "humans"! She likes to be included in conversations! Go figure!!
|05-18-2005, 10:35 AM||#5|
YT 1000 Club Member
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: House Of York
I bet he bites when your friends are moving or when their back is turned away from him. Next time when he does it check if I'm right.
|05-18-2005, 12:31 PM||#6|
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Mobile Alabama
I've tried shaking the pennies in a bottle, but it has absolutely no effect on Pookie and Boo Boo's behavior, and it makes such a terrible racket, I worry it will destroy my hearing.
I've also tried the spray bottle filled with water on Pookie several times, but he's a tough little guy and never really regarded it as punishment. So I ended up with a pathetically wet dog and no change in behavior.
I've tried the "time out" technique a few times where you put the dogs inside their crates for a few minutes. But Pookie, who I crate trained as a puppy, doesn't regard this as punishment and uses his time out to take a nap.
And darling Boo Boo, who probably spent too much time inside a crate when she was at the breeder's, gets stressed out when she spends even thirty seconds in her crate. So I never use "time out" any more.
Whenever the babies have been bad, I look them in the eye and shake my finger at them. Then I say in a stern voice "Bad, dog, bad dog" or "You are a very bad dog." Boo Boo usually rolls over on her back and assumes the submissive posture for a tummy rub, telling me she knows she was naughty.
Pookie generally crouches down and lowers his head to tell me he's sorry. Then I pick up my bad little babies, give them a hug and tell them I love them.
|05-19-2005, 06:32 AM||#7|
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Aiken, South Carolina
It may be just that you could use a leash. Just let his leash drag. And when he starts acting up then just grab the leash and make a correction. That way you wouldn't have to crate him. This works really well if you have been doing some training.