Please please tell me it's the snow!

(6 Posts)

I think DH going back to work will help as it will just be the two of us at home again (for 6 months anyway! smile)

I am luckily LittleDog is loopy all the time.
The snow could not have possibly made him any worse.

SpicyPear Wed 23-Jan-13 15:15:59

It's sent my 5 month old a bit loopy too. Just be really consistent in dealing with it and I'm sure he will work through it agsin. Unfortunately there's no affordable way of exposing a pup to snow as part of socialisation!

littlewhitebag It's helpful to know there are other people in the same situation! Bailey is now sleeping beside me on the couch looking like butter wouldn't melt hmm

littlewhitebag Wed 23-Jan-13 14:44:20

My 8 month old lab has reverted to jumping and biting in absolute excitement when i put my coat on to take her for a walk in the snow. We had trouble with her in the first few months biting and jumping when over stimulated. I too hope this will go once the snow clears. Not really very helpful am i?

Long story short Bailey is a 9 month old golden retriever. He's generally really well behaved but he does have a jumping/biting issue that I've been working on and he'd improved loads. Figured out it was caused by over-stimulation and had developed ways to deal with it. Inside was easy, on walks a lot harder but we'd made great progress.

However it snowed Monday and ever since he's completely regressed. He was always bad on walks and better inside, now he's just bad constantly. My normal methods of calming him aren't really working either. The other thing is DH was normally out at collage everyday but has been off since the start of December, so he has the extra excitement of DH being here every day (he goes to work on 1st Feb).

Please tell me my puppy will come back after the snow clears! Or ways to deal with the jumping/biting. (I live in rural Ireland, no behaviorologists or training classes)

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