Running After Other Dogs... Help needed!

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IrishRover
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Re: Running After Other Dogs... Help needed!

Post by IrishRover » 15 Jun 2011, 13:45

Your training idea seems good. Recall will only work with constant practice, patience and treats. If truth be told I believe all labradoodle owners have had this type of problem. These dogs are fun loving high energy dogs who revel in socialistion with all living things. You said your dog is 1 year old, remember he is still a puppy with a great sense of adventure. These type of dogs don't start to calm down until they are over 2. My dog is 27 months old and we did have this problem but with training I was able to correct this. She has the Kennel Club Gold award for obedience and is now doing working trials. Have you thought of joining a class and doing co-ordinated training. Your dog is the right age to do this and the kennel Club's 'Good Citizens' award scheme would be perfect for you.
Keep up the training and you'll get through this.

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Re: Running After Other Dogs... Help needed!

Post by Meraline » 24 Jun 2011, 18:19

Went for terrific walk outside Ringwood this afternoon lovely spot, children ,dog walkers ,picnicers ,Brandy not good at meet and greet, recall as and when it suits her I am waiting to do extra training on the meet and greet. Tell me why do people with 3 dogs walking where there is a stream plus mud, wear white leggings? I am looking for an excuse,of course what did Brandy do you guessed jumped up and left two large muddy paw prints on the lady She was very good about it but I was very embarrassed! Hope I do not have to wait too long for a meet and greet class!

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JeanG
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Re: Running After Other Dogs... Help needed!

Post by JeanG » 24 Jun 2011, 22:07

Meraline wrote: Tell me why do people with 3 dogs walking where there is a stream plus mud, wear white leggings?
Exactly!!!!!! Couldn't agree more!
IrishRover wrote: If truth be told I believe all labradoodle owners have had this type of problem. These dogs are fun loving high energy dogs who revel in socialistion with all living things.
Yep, me too! Bella was brilliant at recall, came every time no matter what the distraction. Then we reached the teenager stage (about 10 months) and it all went pear shaped :cry: :cry: We had to resort to a line, it was SO embarrassing :oops: :oops: It's getting better now but not perfect.

Had a relapse earlier this week in the field, but come on....three teenagers sitting on their bottoms on the grass in the middle of a field used by lots of dogs.....they were asking for it! :lol: :lol: .....weren't they.... ? :shock: :shock: She bounded all over them as I stood there like a lemon shouting "Bella...COME!!!!" :evil: :evil: Luckily they thought it was hilarious. :oops:
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Re: Running After Other Dogs... Help needed!

Post by MrsAdmin » 24 Jun 2011, 23:01

What you should have shouted was 'Bella Eat 'Em'. They would soon have scattered :lol: :lol:

It does get better eventually. Age 3 years seems to be a turning point in Doodles I reckon. Our two might mooch about taking their time but now they actually stand and wait for their leads to be put on at particular points on their walks. :shock: We re-homed Becky completely untrained at 10 months and it took a year to get Recall into her one pink, fluffy brain cell. I reckon that counts as an intervention from the Saints and an Official Miracle. :shock:

Loads and loads and loads of hide and seek games works wonders all their lives. You need to keep the little beggars thinking that 'Mum/Dad are so stupid they can easily get lost and I must keep at least one eye on them at all times'. Be unpredictable as two can play at that game :wink:
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Re: Running After Other Dogs... Help needed!

Post by watto » 25 Jun 2011, 07:17

MrsAdmin wrote:You need to keep the little beggars thinking that 'Mum/Dad are so stupid they can easily get lost and I must keep at least one eye on them at all times'. Be unpredictable as two can play at that game
:lol: :lol: I have to admit I get a giggle watching Charlie when he has lost sight of me. He stands perfectly still and turns his head to scan the horizon, then does a little quarter turn jump to look in the other direction. Unfortunately if he still can't see me, the silly dog picks a direction and starts running :roll: I have learnt to call him just as I can see him thinking about it, and he comes running to me - yes, I know I'm mean :oops:

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Re: Running After Other Dogs... Help needed!

Post by Flip77 » 07 Jul 2011, 18:10

Hi

Cody is exactly the same, he is good at recall but once he see's another dog he'll creep forward about 3 or 4 paces, then he's like a bullet. I can see in the distance that he's jumping all over he other dog, the poor owner is looking at me. Sometimes they are fine , others pretend to be fine, then there was one bloke who picked his dog up and huffed as he passed.

He is 9 1/2 months now. He is self learning that some dogs will play, older dogs don want to (so he just sniffs them) and with other dogs he'll just lay down and wait to be approached.

He also stayed with a dog sitter fo a couple of weeks and got used to other dogs which did him good!!
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Re: Running After Other Dogs... Help needed!

Post by broadloan » 07 Sep 2011, 19:41

Mine assumes everyone has food, he's not running for the dog, he's running for the owner and then stalks them nudging their pockets waiting for the treats...the dog he can take or leave!

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Re: Running After Other Dogs... Help needed!

Post by Nicky » 07 Sep 2011, 20:41

Hi Nikki,

It must be the name Dexter and Nikki! lol as I am Nicky and my dog is Dexter and he still does this occasionally at 2 and half but is getting better :|


The only thing that works for me is his favourite squeaky ball that is the only thing he will stay close for so worth a try to get him interested in one :wink:

I have also suffered abuse from others about Dexter running up to their dogs :roll: it is a learning curve but try the ball and treat when he comes back each time.

I had one woman scoop her little dog up when Dexter went over to her dog just being friendly she said "he's going to eat him!" :shock:

I ouldn't help myself I just said it's okay he has had his breakfast :lol:

good luck!

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Re: Running After Other Dogs... Help needed!

Post by JeanG » 08 Sep 2011, 10:21

Nicky wrote:I couldn't help myself I just said it's okay he has had his breakfast :lol:
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