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DON'T THROW OUT THE DOG ... Behavior group for discussion & finding solutions to food or toy guarding, biting, house training, destruction, howling, separation anxiety, interpreting doodle body language and more!

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COUNTER SURFING

Started by Lynne Fowler-Oodles of Doodles. Last reply by Karen & Jackdoodle Sep 2. 37 Replies

Jumping Up on Visitors

Started by Lonnie & Libby Lu. Last reply by Rose Mullally Jun 1. 12 Replies

How to stop a Poop Eater!

Started by Debi and Monty Moose. Last reply by Shawn, Dana, Sprocket & Guinness Apr 5. 5 Replies

NEUTER QUESTION!!!

Started by Chels*Claud*Midas. Last reply by Lois Ehrenfeld de Buren Mar 20. 4 Replies

Stop the Digging

Started by Renee Grogan. Last reply by Nancy, Ned, and Clancy Mar 17. 18 Replies

Regression in Potty Training

Started by Traci Henry. Last reply by Traci Henry Feb 28. 3 Replies

Excessive Drooling While Riding in the Car

Started by Melanie & Sasha. Last reply by Patti Engle Feb 9. 2 Replies

Snarky if attention is shown to other dogs

Started by Rita and Fazzy. Last reply by Rita and Fazzy Jan 28. 3 Replies

Barking at every sound

Started by Donna Bay & Buzz. Last reply by Donna Bay & Buzz Dec 10, 2013. 9 Replies

RESOURCE GUARDING

Started by Laura Bogar. Last reply by KLN Sep 22, 2013. 1 Reply

Sweet by day, Cujo by night

Started by Leslie and Buster!. Last reply by Sherry Craun Jul 11, 2013. 6 Replies

My doodle is scaring my neighbors!

Started by Chris & Boys. Last reply by Chris & Boys Jul 8, 2013. 7 Replies

Growling Problem

Started by Kaitlyn. Last reply by Darcy & Millie Jun 21, 2013. 8 Replies

Another resource guarding thread!

Started by Darcy & Millie. Last reply by Darcy & Millie Jun 14, 2013. 2 Replies

BITING AND MOUTHING

Started by Lynne Fowler-Oodles of Doodles. Last reply by a.k.a. Rodney Mar 30, 2013. 30 Replies

HAS ANYONE USED AN ELECTRIC COLLAR?

Started by Chels*Claud*Midas. Last reply by Deb, Connor & Simon Nov 12, 2012. 2 Replies

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Comment by Adina P on February 9, 2014 at 6:49am
Stephanie, WHERE is he at night? In your room? Run of the house? Crate?
Comment by Lynne Fowler-Oodles of Doodles on February 9, 2014 at 6:29am

2 Years or 2 months? I assumed he was a pup.

Comment by Lynne Fowler-Oodles of Doodles on February 9, 2014 at 5:27am

How about a nice long walk before bed? That might tire out a pup and the humans. Are you crating him? Maybe try leaving a big stuffed kong in his crate for when he gets up. If he is very young, it might just be something he needs to outgrow. It's just like having a young baby in the house. Like LucyR, how old is he?

Comment by LucyR on February 8, 2014 at 5:41pm

Hi Stephanie,  How old is your pup??

Comment by LucyR on February 1, 2014 at 7:10am

Pam, Monks of New Skete is not so popular anymore and not recommended by most trainers.  Please-no alpha rolls!!!!  You can do much better with other approaches.  There are new totally positive ways to train a puppy that do not utilize dominance and corrections.  I suggest googling Patricia McConnell.  She has a number of excellent dog training books.  The focus now on training puppies (and is a good one, IMO) is building a relationship with your dog in a positive way rather than drill drill drill with exercises.  Compulsive training is no longer well-regarded and may be harmful to your pup.  My favorite is Denize Fenzi of "the dog athlete".  She has a new book out now that focuses on how to build a relationship. Dog Sports Skills Book 1: Building Engagement and Relationship. She also has on-line classes that are excellent http://www.fenzidogsportsacademy.com    We have worked personally with Denise and she is he best teacher/trainer we have ever had.  Karen Pryor and Ian Dunbar are also well-respected experts in dog-training and have published books.  Good luck with the pup. 

Comment by Lynne Fowler-Oodles of Doodles on February 1, 2014 at 4:23am

There is nothing wrong with spoiling our pups but giving them the right early guidance and training, in conjunction with love, will ensure they are the happy and well behaved adult dog that will love you back, forever. In the beginning they are blank slates and early training is very important for them to learn manners and how to get along in the world. They will respect you more with your direction than being allowed to rule to roost. Once they know the basics, of whichever method you choose, they will be happier. Congratulations of your new pup and remember, you have about a year of guidance ahead of you. 

Comment by Pam Thomas on February 1, 2014 at 4:11am

I get my first doodle pup in April. have been reading and watching everything I can on training-so afraid I will not do it right. My breeder suggested The Monks of  New Skete. I am fascinated by the book. I want to try and follow their method.BUT, I am a softie and afraid the pup will rule me.

Comment by Lynne Fowler-Oodles of Doodles on September 26, 2012 at 12:36pm

Welcome, Viv and Stephanie. I am glad you are liking the group. Enjoy!

Comment by Stephanie, Doc & Oz on September 26, 2012 at 8:29am

New to DK, LOVING IT! Finding so many great resources.. like this group! = )

Comment by Vivian & Mojo on September 22, 2012 at 1:21pm

I just joined this group and am enjoying reading the many posts and am getting needed info for my doodle puppy...greetings to all.

 

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