|Barked: Tue Nov 6, '12 12:54pm PST |
|Thanks so much..
It gets a little frustrating because not only is the sound a tad annoying but as a pet owner I wonder 'if' something is wrong. He has been/seems healthy, so my guess is he just turns into a big baby now and then!
I have been ignoring him, and even careful not to let out even a remote a sigh or blink an eye, because they do pick up any little cue that 'tells' them they are getting attention..so the ignore-as-if-he-is-not-even-in-the-room, whining, what whining...?? mode has been working..
On that note, too, it is wonderful to see the progress he has made this past week..
He was (is) still somewhat of a play-nipper (mostly with me, not others, but still..), and I have really really REALLLLLYY been cracking down on him with the 'no bite' command, and for the first time he seems to really 'listen' and as soon as he hears 'no bite!', the teeth come off the skin.
His nipping was getting really tiresome,plus I have bad wrists, so him biting on my wrists, even ligthly, would cause me even more pain that would last thru the night/day, so thank goodness the nipping seems to be stopping. It just got to be a bad habit, and anytime he would start, I would correct him, and S/O does not like me 'yelling' or using a harsh voice, so then me and S/O would 'argue' bc I was trying to teach the dog, etc....So of course the dog thought I was 'yelling' at S/O and it was never registering that I was 'yelling' at him. Well, this past week, I chose to ignore the S/O, too, and concentrate on the dog..totally focusing on THE DOG when I was 'correcting' and not even blinking towards S/O...the message seems to be getting through nice and clear....
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