|Barked: Fri Jul 10, '09 11:56pm PST |
|So we've taken in a Miniature Pinscher named Rocco who belongs to my brother in law. Rocco was treated as an accessory and so has received zero training over the last year. He is living with us because Animal Control recieved noise complaints and finally gave my bro in law a final notice. My bro in law decided to give him up to the animal shelter.... well... we have a bit of a soft spot for this poor pup and think somewhere inside him is a great dog... we're still looking.
That said. He is unaltered (we've agreed not to get it done for the time being which was conditional- don't ask me why since he was willing to surrender him). He does have an undescended testicle (not serious, right?). He definitely has some major dominance issues. He's marked several spots in my house and is continually humping my other altered dogs. The barking has already improved and we've been teaching him a "quiet" command. He is also learning to sleep in a crate (it was a long night). His leash training is also nonexistant, so we're working on that as well...
so, any suggestions or advice? I'll admit I am a dedicated Boxer fanatic. I have 3 Boxer's and a Shih Tzu now who are reasonably well behaved. I understand off-leash training is not smart with this breed, but have any of you had success with this? All my dogs have a strong recall and we've been working heavily on a simple "come" command with him.
So. Hello. Nice to meet you all and thanks in advance!
Rocco's new mom
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