|Barked: Mon Nov 8, '10 1:55pm PST |
|He's a puppy still (yes, even at 2), and if you give him other constructive things to do I can almost guarantee the bad behaviors will stop. We use the flavored Big Chews Nylabones, Tanuk has zero interest in the non-flavored ones. Also, the huge black Kongs are really durable, and they make a few other designs in the black material. As others mentioned you can fill those with peanut butter, yogurt, fruit, wet food, etc and then freeze for an even longer last treat. It's the only thing that keeps Tanuk occupied for an hour. Also, try feeding him his meals exclusively in treat dispensers like the Tug-a-Jug, really helps wear them out. More walk of course with help, two easy walks a day for an American Bulldog I would think would be plenty. And of course, keep everything out of reach!
P.S. It would probably be helpful to teach a really strong "drop it" or "trade" command. So when he has something bad, you can give him the command, and in reward he'll get something even better like a piece of hot dog.
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