Dosed
 
Reply Mon 14 Mar, 2011 05:49 pm
Hey guys,

I don't know if there's any dog trainers on the forum, but any advice would be super appreciated!

My dog (2 year old dachshund) seems to hate strangers. He used to just bark and hide under the sofa, but recently he's taken up biting and nipping. This is especially true for men that come into my home. My friend was over the other day and it took my dog a while to get used to him, but he eventually climbed up and let my friend play with him and he was fine. As soon as I left the room, he barked at him and bit him and when I returned to the room, he was under the couch poking his head out and growling at my friend. I promptly gave a firm "NO!" and crated him as punishment. When my friend left and I let the dog out of the crate, he got up on the couch and urinated where my friend had been sitting.

What's going on here? What can I do to help my dog be more friendly and less jealous and territorial?

Thanks!
 
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 14 Mar, 2011 06:02 pm
@Dosed,
We already told you to get the dog and yourself in training.
Dosed
 
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Reply Mon 14 Mar, 2011 06:05 pm
@ossobuco,
huh?
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 14 Mar, 2011 06:09 pm
@Dosed,
What is so hard about that? What do you mean, huh?

Train yourself and the dog.
Dosed
 
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Reply Mon 14 Mar, 2011 06:29 pm
@ossobuco,
perhaps what I didn't understand was the "we already told you" part.

If you don't have something productive and helpful to lend to the topic, why even reply? Just need to get a jab in somewhere to fulfill your day?

I swear, this forum keeps getting more and more rude.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 14 Mar, 2011 06:33 pm
@Dosed,
If I remember the thread, we advised you to get the dog in training.

Dosed
 
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Reply Mon 14 Mar, 2011 07:28 pm
@ossobuco,
I've never posted a thread about my dog before. I have no idea what you are talking about.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 14 Mar, 2011 07:42 pm
@Dosed,
I am possibly - aack - wrong. I don't have the patience to go through pages. But I'll wait to see your dog photo.
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Mon 14 Mar, 2011 07:44 pm
@ossobuco,
Wasn't that Jennie10?

http://able2know.org/topic/168176-1

As far as I can tell, Dosed has never started a thread or posted about a dog since she joined us from the Philosophy forum.
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Dosed
 
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Reply Mon 14 Mar, 2011 07:46 pm
@ossobuco,
You're definitely wrong. And I'm not posting a photo of my dog to prove it because that's superfluous. Thanks for derailing my thread before it even started for no good reason.
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Mon 14 Mar, 2011 07:58 pm
@Dosed,
I like some of the dog trainers on the Animal Planet cable channel. I've learned a lot from them to help civilize my mother's dogs.

Victoria Stilwell is especially good and has good techniques. She uses positive reinforcement rather than harsh punishments.

Here's her website. Check out the tips and videos for training dogs. Most of her techniques and methods seem to work for any situation.

http://animal.discovery.com/tv/its-me-or-dog/victoria-stilwell/

http://animal.discovery.com/videos/its-me-or-dog-top-tips/

http://animal.discovery.com/tv/its-me-or-dog/victoria-secrets/
ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 14 Mar, 2011 08:01 pm
@Dosed,
You've diagnosed things pretty well. Your dog is jealous and territorial.

Sounds like there is also some fear aggression going on - moving from hiding and barking to biting is not good. Dackels are infamous biters, and they really need good training with an owner that is comfortable being the alpha in the pack.

Has your dog had any obedience training at all? (I don't want to start at too basic a level if you've already done some work with the dog)

You need to work on improving your alpha position as well as increasing the dog's confidence. I love Dackels (esp. the long-haired standards) but they do need a firm pack leader.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Mon 14 Mar, 2011 08:06 pm
@Butrflynet,
Cesar Milan is another good trainer from the Animal Planet channel. He trains dog owners to train their dogs by becoming the pack leader and using dog psychology to teach them.

Here's his site:

http://www.cesarsway.com/features/648/662?cat=2

Here is a page from one of his episodes that deals specifically with dog behaviors when guests visit.

http://www.cesarsway.com/tips/thebasics/When-Guests-Visit
Dosed
 
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Reply Tue 15 Mar, 2011 10:47 pm
@Butrflynet,
thanks you guys!
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 15 Mar, 2011 10:51 pm
@Dosed,
Aah, dammit, I'm wrong. I apologize. Though training does seem to come into it as a solution.
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