SMALL DO 14 MONTHS OLD. GOOD GIRL EXCEPT WHEN SHE SEE CHILDREN. TRIED ALL I CAN THINK OF, GIVING HER TREATS, CHILDREN GIVING HER TREATS (WHEN I HAVE HER ON A LEAD) WALKING PAST SCHOOL WHEN KIDS GOING IN OR OUT. NOT ONLY DOES SHE BARK BUT IF NOT ON THE LEAD SHE RUNS UP TO THEM BARKING. THANKFULLY SHE HAS MADE NO ATTEMPT TO BITE. WHEN SHE WAS A PUP SHE STAYED AN EXTRA 2 WEEKS WITH HER MUM AND DAD AS I WAS ON HOLIDAY SHE WAS THE LAST PUP TO LEAVE. LADT WHO BRED HER HAS 3 CHILDREN
Type of Animal: DOG
Pet's Gender: Female
Pet's Age: 1
Name of Dog: LOTTIE
EVRYTHING I CAN THINK OF
Hello and welcome. My name is XXXXX XXX I have been a professional in the dog field for 25 years. It will be my pleasure to help you today.
when Lottie goes after children does she run right after them or does she back off first but when the children come closer then she goes after them?
What type of obedience in command do you do daily with her, and how often do you do them?
What breed of dog is this?
If she see kids she stops barks and then runs after them barking. On friday a kid with his da was walking past the hedge and she barked and barked and she could only hear the child. The same if she is in the lounge she hears them, growls and barks. Have tried distracting her with treats, told he no and no followed by a squirt of water. She hates water. Nothing I do seems to make any difference. If she is on the lead and we see children I make her look at me and tell her no ! but even though she may not bark she gives them a hard stare
Thank you for that information. As humans we are great at telling our dogs no when they do something we don't like but we are not so quick to show them how we want them to act before we put them in a situation.
she is a miniture schanuzer.
Even though the breeder had kids we don't know how those kids treated the dogs
MS by nature are a bit snippy so it does not surprise me
we do sit, sit and wait, walking steady on the lead, taking treats gently and lots of other commands as well
What I would do before you put her in that situation again around kids is to get some firm voice commands on her. Commands such as leave it, easy, sit stay etc. so she learns to respond to your voice
this can help settle a dog because they see you as the one in charge
Most dogs really do not want that role it's a hard job
I would train dail up to four / five times a day and do in in short sessions like 15 minutes here and there so she starts to see you as in command
this means there is less work for her to do
Are you familiar with clicker training?
With this similar to what you have been doing by having the kids treat her , you want to have them treat her at the right time. the marker is very important
if you have them treat her when she is already upset then you are rewarding that behavior
but it is not the behavior you really want to see
So I will direct you to a site for this training and use human food as reward
so it is special such as slivers of hot dog
the site will take you step by step. Once she has some commands under her belt then take her around children
hold on I am finding the site for you
` Clicker training
video, shows how clicker training is done http://www.clickertrainusa.com/clicker-training-videos.htm
This should help you greatly.
Now when you say she barks at the bush do you mean she is in your yard and barks as they pass?
everything you suggest I have already done / am doing
You mean you are training first in a quiet spot how well does she listen to commands?
A well trained dog listens to each command the first time it is given
it sounded to me like you are just telling the dog no then squirting her
all that teaches her is to fear your hand
She is not responding to your commands if you need to use a squirt of water
You are stopping the behavior briefly, like a band aid without finding the cause
dogs do not carry over what they learn in one spot to another spot so we train first in non distracting places then build up to more distracting places
if at any time the dog is not listening when you get to more distracting places you must go back to the spot she last listened to you and train longer
Nothing you mentioned to me other than treating the dog or having the children treat the dog is the same as the solution I have sent you. You did not mention training only that you tell the dog no and I am telling you that the dog needs other options
Hi,I'm just following up on our conversation about Lottie. How is everything going?DakotaSouthFive