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  • sn33195

    Member
    March 2, 2011 at 2:54 am

    Hey Mike!
    Things are still getting better.
    I do notice that Slate does great with the leave it command with us with food or a toy or something else but when it comes to telling him to leave it regarding Cheyenne, when he’s pissed at her, it’s like he can’t even hear us. The only things that seem to work are a high pitch noise and saying come on doggies or making me seem more interesting like running around or something like that. If he is growling at her I could only make Cheyenne leave it which I feel like puts him in charge because she’s always walking away.
    It’s like he’s in a red zone right away and she just doesn’t listen to him. I guess she’s stubborn like that.

  • sn33195

    Member
    March 2, 2011 at 2:44 am

    Suprisingly, Slate did great in the house by himself. I thought since he’s a dog that loves to be around us and follows us alot he would freak once we left. But not a peep. We started leaving him right after my original post and only in January did he naw on a table corner, all four corners actually. But I think that could be because we haven’t been going on our morning walks since it was soo cold outside. We have sprayed those corners with an air freshener and he hasn’t touched them and we have limited him to only one room since then. I am hoping now that the weather is getting warmer and we can start our morning walks again I will be able to open him back up to two rooms.
    Cheyenne wasn’t at the time loose in the house yet. Around Nov we now have her out of the crate in the basement hallway and she’s been doing really good. She chewed on the door molding just a couple of times in the begining and scratched 4 spots on the sheet rock wall. But that was mostly in the begining and she hasn’t been doing it anymore. We started by keeping the basement door open so they could go up and down the stairs while we were home. Hoping she was get used to it and like it. I think that helped. I still have an issue with her not wanting us to leave so we have to keep her on a leash and walk her to the door otherwise she will go and hide and give us a problem trying to get her out. But I haven’t let her hide like that in a while so not sure if she would still do it.
    I am just glad they are not in the crates anymore because I know they both didn’t like it. I would love to set up a video camera to see what they do after we leave. I need a camera or a webcam for that. Eventually I will do that.

  • sn33195

    Member
    March 2, 2011 at 2:34 am

    I guess the play fight thing would be like when they both have there mouths wide open, facing eachother and making noises while doing this. They do that alot too. Sometimes Slate will get pissed and start growling at her and sometimes they just stop. I just hate that all of a sudden Slate will get pissed and Cheyenne doesn’t listen to him or won’t let him tell her what to do I guess. There really good most of the time.

  • sn33195

    Member
    August 19, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    I have to say as Slate has gotten older and Cheyenne also getting used to him it’s gotten much better. They have not fought like that probably soon after I posted that. Slate is now learning the leave it command and at home we have been making Cheyenne listen to his growling, ect by making her leave him alone using the leave it command at those times. They really seem to be getting along much, much better now. And Slate seems much more playful with her.

  • sn33195

    Member
    May 18, 2010 at 2:24 am

    Pack structure is good. They do good at a heal on the walk and we use the free command. At home they can happen but not too bad. The female wants to play so she puts her mouth on his neck and he nips back at her. She gets a reaction from him so I think she thinks it’s play. She doesn’t give up when a dog is barking or snarling at her. Like at the dog parks she’ll walk up to a dog and the dog will bark or snarl and she’ll just go low to the ground as if she’s begging him to play with her. She just doesn’t seem to listen to the warnings. And I think he just flips out on her because he’s had enough of her not listening to him.