|Barked: Thu Jul 25, '13 1:16pm PST |
|I think the going to new places is defintiley a good idea, mainly because if you go to enough good places, well then they will -slightly- lose their allure and she won't be as bad. Proof, proof, proof. It sounds like you have done a lot of the right things, and Bello was a tad bit like your girl in that as soon as the leash came off, he stopped caring. I once went to a pet store and they love to ask if I need help (and to be obnoxious because I get sick of being asked 8 billion times), I asked them what the best treats they had "that dogs go crazy for for teaching a dog to come when called." They took this to mean, "I want training advice." And proceeded to tell me to put him on a leash, ask him to come, and then drag him to me. To teach him to come. I laughed, I always laugh when I think about it. That might work for some dogs, but this dog isn't stupid. When that leash comes off, he knew I couldn't do anything too him. Luckily, he sticks around and doesn't take off running.
I think someone sort of suggested it, but make it so that she can't instantly slip out the door if someone leaves it cracked, put up a baby gate to keep her away from the door so she has to get past the baby gate and the door. For coming when called when she escapes, I have a feeling you will be fighting a losing battle. My Nana has a husky/lab/GSD/chow mix and for the longest time they thought he didn't know how to come when called (different scenerio from you) because he would run and dash away from them when outside. Turns out that was an "only when I shove through the door and escape" thing. If he is purposely let out, he comes when called like a champ, when he escapes? No chance in hell. He knows that he is just going to be caught and put back in the house. He is more handler oriented then your dog (sounds like), but for us to get him back in the house, we just walk back into the house and leave the door open. We aren't chasing him, he gets bored with in a few minutes and walks back in the house. Once he is inside we shut the door. So that's just to say, when it comes to getting out of the house, you might not ever convince her coming is worth it. Management would be the big thing there, making it really difficult to dash out. Teaching her to wait at the door anytime you exit or leave. Sometimes she gets to go with you, sometimes she doesn't, and hopefully she'll learn to like gambling, and that by waiting "this might be the time" she gets to go.
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