my german shepherd barks and goes mad to get out of the house, runs right out barking and almost knocks me over, getting
dog barks let him out but he rushed the door and jumps on door to get out,barking like cray all the time, complaints fron neigbours and I am scared to even open the door in case I am knocked over
on Aug 11th 2012
in Behavior & Training
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Training & exercise.
Don't open the door if he is going nuts. Teach a sit. Only open the door if he is quiet & sitting.
Even at 8 my guy needs an hour of exercise. My 3 year old gets 2 hours a day. Running, walking, obedience. Every day we refresh commands, learn new ones.
Without sounding like Millan..this sounds like a gsd who does not have faith in you as a leader. He is making moves to fill this role. This does NOT mean you alpha roll him, or use corporal punishment.
It means you go back to basics..all the way to sit. Say a command only once...& ensure it is obeyed. One night it took me 26 minutes to get a one minute sit/stay. Body blocking, taking him back to his spot, following through.
Gsds NEED consistent, firm, fair leaders.
What is his job? Find him one quick...because it sounds like he has decided this is his job.
Step up! He will be happier, & so will you.