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How do you discourage unwanted behavoir?

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Bonkay Mon 27-Jul-15 19:35:44

Erm.... just that.. wink

I have a new pup and would like to nip some things in the bud ASAP if we can.
We are trying ignoring atm but dh is useless at it.hmm

cankles Mon 27-Jul-15 19:50:03

Bonkay - just wanted to add - we're the same - just read the puppy biting post and our pup is now chewing the inside of a kitchen roll happily after nearly driving me to the point of distraction. Relief.

Bonkay Mon 27-Jul-15 19:51:34

Could you link the thread please?
I'm on the soon and it's a pain...

Bonkay Mon 27-Jul-15 19:52:47

*app hmm

3dogsandaboy Mon 27-Jul-15 19:56:16

You re enforce the behaviour you like and ignore or redirect the behaviour you dont.

Sounds so simple smile the key is consistency.

I watch a lot of kikopup on you tube-shes fab.

If you decide to go the route of using a clicker I would highly recommend the Karen Pryer book dont shoot the dog.

Good luck!

insanityscatching Mon 27-Jul-15 21:34:25

For Eric we have given him a command and then just stopped asking him to do it. So when he barked we'd say speak and reward and now he only barks when we tell him to or when someone knocks at the door instead of the random barking he once did.
When he jumped up we told him dance and now he only gets on two legs when we tell him to dance or to do a meerkat grin
It seems to work for us anyway confused

cankles Tue 28-Jul-15 20:41:25

Hi Bonkay, don't know how to link - sorry just got new laptop (haven't a clue) it's on the next page "puppy biting ....".

LimeJellyHead Wed 29-Jul-15 09:42:30

Show them what you want them to do instead smile Sounds simple but it is a great first step so often overlooked. So don't jump up, sit down or don't chew my shoes, chew this stuffed Kong etc...

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