tenting with mastiff/rottie cross pup 7 months old .how do i get her to stay in and not go threw the tent.
Katie is very obient and has gone thru basic and working on advance training. Am i worring for nothing.
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Let her used to the tent before you go. Maybe sleep in there with her, have fun with her in it with treats and toys. A tent set up in the back yard is a nice novelty.
Make it a fun place. You might find that once she gets used to it and enjoys it, she'll consider it a home away from home when it's in a strange place.
It is safe to secure her in the tent, if it is a big one, a crate would be the safest.
Kayak answered on 3/5/10. Helpful? / 0
I agree, get her used to it beforehand. I set up my tent in the backyard & let Wiley go in & out for a few days. then I added airmattress & sleeping bag for a couple of days, then spent a night in there with him. By the time we went camping he was quite happy to be in there. He even knew "go to the tent" when it was bedtime. One night though, someone walked by fairly close to the tent and he did almost tip it over trying to get at whoever it was! Have fun camping.
that can be a weird experience try setting up the tent and treating her use diced chicken breasts for the treat. Just have the front open so he can come in and out do that for your training. Let the dog get use to it.
Right now your dog could be very close to the fear stage and what you want to do is introduce him to things in a very postive way.
Lots of food training will help him.
Some dogs don't like to be in enclosed areas.
Just keep working with him in a positive way, don't make a big deal of it or push him if you have to toss the food from the outside to inside the tent he at least is walking or running in on his own. you definately don't want to pull him in that only causes conflict and fear in his mind.
Dieta answered on 3/6/10. Helpful? / 0