|Barked: Tue Mar 19, '13 9:23pm PST |
|Firstly... Your dog isn't 'trying' to trip you when you go running with her. She isn't accustomed to doing it and having to stay out from under feet. Teaching a good LLW, or Heel should help with that, but you should ultimately start at a slower pace and move your way up gradually with her, rather than just outright into a run - which could confuse her about where she should be in regards to placement with you.
Second... Do you have, or have you tried crate training? It's great for when you cannot supervise and need to keep her from getting into things. Chewing CAN be a dangerous habit depending on what she decides to chew on.
WHEN does she get the chance to get into all of this stuff to chew it? When you're not watching, when you're not home, etc? This will really give an indication of when she gets into this stuff and what might be causing it. I agree with Smokey however, that it sounds like she may have a bad association with discipline due to her past. Can you try other things, like "Aurora, come!" in a cheery voice, from another room and offer her a reward for giving up the item she was chewing to reinforce leaving items to go to you and do as she's told?
You'll definitely want to start fresh with reinforcing commands as POSITIVE things. You want to teach her to associate doing things for you as resulting in good, positive things that she enjoys. Rewards, a walk, play, food, etc. "Come!" and give a reward. "Sit" and go for a walk. "Stay" and then release to go to her food dish, etc, etc. Make everything in life a fun reward for her, and help her to learn to trust you and your wife. Being that she's under two, she's also likely hitting a teenager phase where she will test boundaries and push buttons and see what she can get away with. Make good behaviors positive and reinforce them as much as possible.
Nosework is great!
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