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ghostwatch Mon 09-Jan-17 20:15:15

My 9 month old puppy has stopped being obedient when it comes to getting the dogs in from the garden he is irritating beyond belief. He knocks like a lunatic at the door then as I open it he runs away. At first we had little tricks to get him in like turning the hose on (he would come running) over fusing the other dog and shaking his food. Now he won't even cross the threshold for a chunk of ham ? I remember having this problem with our Dobermans growing up and at time to get them in from the garden we would ring the front doorbell and they would bound in.
What "tricks" do others do to get the bastard dog in ?

bummymummy77 Mon 09-Jan-17 20:18:19

Scream threats loudly. Doesn't actually work 99% of the time. She does the smiling and jumping thing at me. angry

CommunistLegoOoOoBloc Mon 09-Jan-17 20:20:03

Current dog somehow has 100% recall. Previous dog was a twat but if you called, rattled a tin and then shut the door when she ignored you, she'd come haring back.

RandomMess Mon 09-Jan-17 20:20:57

If your garden is secure I would completely ignore dog go inside and wander off and do stuff...

Think you need to stop it being a game!

Alas my dog will only stay outside if it's a sunbathing opportunity...

ChicRock Mon 09-Jan-17 20:21:26

The more you shout or try and encourage our puppy in, the life he thinks it's a game and refuses.

Now I just turn around and walk in, out of his sight, and he runs straight in.

Proseccohoho Mon 09-Jan-17 20:22:06

Practice calling pup whilst in the house and rewarding with food/toy/ball every time. Try training him to the whistle, same way. We have a wayward one and 99% he now comes to call wherever we are.

livingthegoodlife Mon 09-Jan-17 20:22:16

Ignore the pup? He wants to play a game. How long is he out there? I just call my dog's name and he runs in (sorry not helpful!)

OneWithTheForce Mon 09-Jan-17 20:24:41

I whisper "sweeties" and he comes bounding! It has a 100% success rate (he is 6) his sweeties are one or part of those dentastix or if I've bought him something else as a treat. He knows where they're kept and goes straight to the cupboard. Both DCs know that if they ever so much as think the word "sweeties" they have to give him one so he knows he will always get one when that word is said.

MrsJayy Mon 09-Jan-17 20:25:15

He is probably at that age of arseholery i would shut the door and walk away he thinks its fun. Mine will come in if i say in .. if not i just close the door

Katie0907 Mon 09-Jan-17 20:26:04

My dog was like this in his 'teenage' years. Thought everything was a game and he was trying to be the boss. I had so many mornings where I ended up late for work because I had spent 30 bloody minutes trying not to get him back inside. I don't have any magic advice apart from keep up general recall training and hoping they calm down as they get older! Ours did eventually.

MadameCholetsDirtySecret Mon 09-Jan-17 20:26:36

He is definitely at the arsehole age. Just ignore him and he will come in eventually.

MrsJayy Mon 09-Jan-17 20:26:52

If i need him in and he wont i say doyawantcheese he will do anything for cheese

BravoPanda Mon 09-Jan-17 20:27:46

Teach him "uh oh!" where if he does the wrong thing he gets ignored - then throw a massive puppy party when he does the right thing. You have to go right back to basics to drill it in all ooooover again.

Purplefrogshoes Mon 09-Jan-17 20:28:54

Yep cheese always works for my dog

littlepeas Mon 09-Jan-17 20:30:05

Yep, the age of being an awful arsehole. I hated my dog at this age - bed was an unbelievable dickhead. Shut the door and ignore him.

BillyDaveysDaughter Mon 09-Jan-17 20:30:25

I can't get my dog to bloody go OUT.

KinkyAfro Mon 09-Jan-17 20:30:32

Mum's dog does this, we just close the door to and go do other things, she comes in eventually. If she's rushed for time she'll ring the front door bell, that works too

littlepeas Mon 09-Jan-17 20:30:33

I like my dog now, I hasten to add. He's two now and much nicer!

WaitrosePigeon Mon 09-Jan-17 20:31:24

If your garden is secure I would completely ignore dog go inside and wander off and do stuff

Yep. That's what I did. That game soon ended.

harderandharder2breathe Mon 09-Jan-17 20:42:13

Agree if garden is secure shut the door and move out of sight.

Friends dog is a nightmare for procrastinating in the garden, it's the only thing that works other than the doorbell but that sets her barking for ages

buckyou Mon 09-Jan-17 20:45:49

My buggers is always desperate to come in they do my nut! Desperate to go out for all of 30 seconds and then want to come in again to annoy me.

puppydogmummy Mon 09-Jan-17 20:49:40

Squeak a squeeeeeeky toy v loudly

DonttouchthatLarry Mon 09-Jan-17 20:50:38

OneWithTheForce - I laughed when I saw this thread title, but laughed even more when I read your post! I do exactly this - our pups are 8 months and 4 months and the little one is really stubborn and stands there looking at me, refusing to come in. One day I shouted 'do you want a sweetie?' and he nearly gave himself whiplash spinning round and galloping in grin. I didn't even know I'd inadvertently taught them the word 'sweetie' but it works and now DH and I both use it to instant effect wink (only as a last resort though as they have to have one once it's been promised).

burdog Mon 09-Jan-17 20:51:52

If you haven't already, you need to practice recall through the door without it being THE OFFICIAL END OF FUNTIMES. You let pup out, let him do his or her thing, then call him or her back. When they come, they get a treat/toy play then are promptly sent back out to have more fun, preferably to do something that they really enjoy like play ball. Repeat ad nauseum and the little bugger won't associate it with the DEATH OF FUN.

ghostwatch Mon 09-Jan-17 20:51:57

Thanks everyone some great advice. I have been trying to do the ignore thing in the last month but he makes a horrendous banging at the back door scrambling with both paws that seems to vibrate the house at the same time he is smearing glass door with mud and scratching it's hard to ignore then as I say when I open door off he runs. The garden is secure. I think I shall leave him out in the rain for a bit. I opened the window the other day and he jumped through it like a cat flap !

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