|Barked: Fri Oct 7, '11 1:27pm PST |
|Mine's the same way. He's a stubborn little turd. We started taking him to training about 4 weeks ago, and he's responding really well. it's helped me, too - because I can see what he's like and compare him to other dogs. There were some days where I thought he was a *nightmare*, but after going to the training classes, I understand he's actually a very smart and pretty good dog.
He's doing well with the positive training (treats and praise) but we also do negative. We have a "negative sound" we give him when he does something wrong, and then we say "No," and try again. Give commands only once. if he doesn't obey with a few seconds, he gets the negative sound and then a "No." When we first started doing this, we'd have to give the command a second time, but now when he hears the negative sound, he'll do the command without us having to repeat it.
It just takes patience and practice! And be sure you're always consistent - "dont' let things slide this once" or he'll take that mile!