|Barked: Thu Nov 15, '12 4:36pm PST |
|I know there's A LOT of resources on how to train your dog to target or give a paw, but Ria has absolutely no impulse control, and with that, is WAY too impatient and exuberant about EVERYTHING.
This leads to people getting clawed to death.
My hands and arms look like I've been dealing with an aggressive cat. I have bloody, scabby scratches ALL over.
This is getting ridiculous. She knows shake a paw. And she knows 'off'. However... You ask her to do anything, and she's immediately pawing at you, or if you ask her to lay down and have your hand within reach(which it has to be, right now), she claws it up, or if she's excited, she jumps on you, digs her claws in for better grip and holds on with all she's got.
It HURTS. It is PAINFUL to have her claws up my hands and arms and I'm honestly starting to lose my patience with it.
Today, I was desensitizing her to the noise of the pedipaws I have(it terrified her to begin with) and by the end of it, she was touching it with her nose while it was on, to earn a reward.
I decided to use this as the perfect time to do 'Sit'/'Down' sequences with her. I tied her up so I could get away if I had to, sat on the floor nearby, asked for a down and if she pawed me, I moved away and she got no reward. If she downed without scratching me, she got the treat.
Am I going about this the right way? I currently have about eight to ten scratches just from today alone.
I'm desensitizing her to the pedipaws so that I can grind the nails down and keep them from being so sharp.
Also, any suggestions on how to train impulse control would be awesome.
Edited by author Thu Nov 15, '12 4:37pm PST
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