• Sharon Blakeney-McDonald Blakeney-McDonald

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    May 15, 2017 at 2:23 am
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    That is great you have read through the self help section and about leadership… I find leadership and obedience training is the key to having a well behaved dog. You are on the right track of seperating your pup from the older dog when she not responding appropriately to the old dog social cues. Its good to hear you are supporting the older dog efforts and are disencouraging the pup pushy behaviour by intervening and giving her time outs. Stepping in sooner may be better if you see the older dog giving signs when she doesn’t want to play. You could try replacing the pup behavior with another activity to do. Example by<span style=”line-height: 1.5;”> getting her attention and guiding the pup to play with a toy instead or maybe guide her to her resting spot and give her food kong to chew on. Teaching her a “leave it” command can be very useful when it comes to thing’s you want a dog to leave alone or disengage from. In phrase 1 instruction videos you can learn how to teach your Dog this command… work your way through all the phrases to proof the command though. There a chart in the knowledge base that helps to explain the steps that you can follow when training your pup commands. You are doing great at learning and being member here you will learn heaps. We are all here to help and support each other when we can.</span>