The ONLY time I use the 'formal' command "COME" is when I'm in training or competing, or if I need my dog to stop everything and get back to me ASAP. Are Pitbulls dangerous dogs or is this a myth? Sometimes play tips over from a good time to overstimulation. Dogs like to play with other dogs and it is healthy for them to do so. [Help] My dog follows other dogs around at the dog park and completely ignores me, also refuses to drink water at the park I have a 1.5 yr old French Bulldog, that whenever I take her to the dog park, she just follows other dogs around and completely ignores me. Being with other people will help the dogs realize that other people are good too, and they don’t have to protect their owners from everyone. She is good at home but sometimes I don’t think she even realizes I am holding the leash. That’s not a habit you want to build. What's worse on the environment, putting dog poop in a bag and leaving it, or just burying the dog poop. Whilst it's good to work on recall exercises, I would also suggest it helps to work your dog around other dogs as a distraction, so that your dog learns to listen to you even when other dogs are nearby. Hi John: I just read your recent article on “pure positive” training vs training with consequence. One of my current dogs won't play at all but is happy and content. other dogs, they just got on with things. She may not ever be able to be around other dogs comfortably, but there are some things that you can do to help manage her behavior. Seeing another dog without being able to escape, attack, or go say hi … I walk her everyday with this couple who own a 9month old Lab and a Boston Terrier and they always want to play with her but she just turns around and looks at me. I try to encourage her and i bring a tug toy or a rope so other dogs can grab it from her mouth and try and play tug of war. You are right to consider her a “special needs” dog at this point. So often people simply can’t figure out why their dog is not listening. lol. I'd suggest, with respect, that provided you have had her in for a routine health check to make absolutely sure there is nothing wrong with her that you haven't picked up on .... she's just grown up. The class lasted and hour and that was all he did. When your dog feels anxious around other dogs, walks to the park become more of a chore than the fun bonding exercise they were made to be. I’m not talking about twirling a dog around my head. You talk to your dog, that's natural. Socialization is the process of helping your dog accept parts of normal, everyday life. Keep things positive, and set your dog up for success. The issue comes in when your dog is actively evading you or in danger of running into trouble. Have a look at whether you’ve given the dog any reason to believe you should be in the position of disciplinarian. They rely pretty heavily on who’s stronger, faster, more agile and they’ve been taking notes from day one.If a dog can’t be caught, it can’t be taught and once a dog thinks it’s stronger, it’s not going to seriously listen any longer. If you want to make sense to your dog, you must learn to change direction on a dime. ? T4A2A, Tanith. mccall.. no offense but that was one of the dumbest answers ever.. she is fixed, she isn't sick. Then I’m o.k. Consider that dogs are considered “teenagers” generally between the ages of 6 months up to around 18 months. I would no more use pain as a foundation for teaching a dog then I would consider causing a child pain, parenting. Get your dog to class a little early so he has a chance to sniff and explore before other dogs arrive. Why Does My Dog Ignore Me? Advisory board member and dog behaviorist Robert Cabral, who said you should watch and see if a dog isn't making eye contact with you or seems to move away from you every time you try to get close. Okay well my dog is a 4 1/2 Labrador and for some odd reason shenever plays with dogs. When that happens, one dog will usually signal his discomfort about the escalating interaction, perhaps by stepping away from the other dog and doing a full-body shake off, or, if things have gotten intense, with a more obvious signal like a hard stare or growl. We don’t enjoy that kind unconditional love from a spouse or a child. When your dog sees or approaches another dog, you want him to behave in a calm, friendly, confident manner. I have only seen her play with 2 dogs since then but she just ignores them, it makes me feel bad since it's like she doesn't enjoy anything. While dogs may naturally love us they don’t naturally respect us. This is a transitory phase, meaning your dog is in between two temporary, yet very important, developmental stages midway from the puppy stage and the adult one. My 11 month old male Lab ( he was bred to be a gun dog) was very good at recall until about a month ago when he began chasing after other dogs to play and not responding at all to recall. “Yes, she definitely ignores you. This will happen when you repeat the same communication over and over, without any specific consequence attached. No matter how angry you are, you must praise and reward that dog when he finally comes. If your dog strands you at the dog park for an extra hour by refusing to come when called, for example, you’re going to be really frustrated. Lack of Comprehension. That is until we get around other dogs. … 1 on Capitol Hill, Unhappy soccer player's troll attempt backfires, Clooney: Trump family belongs in 'dustpan of history', Men in viral Capitol riot photos arrested. Having dogs interact with each other is so important in developing enhanced social skills. ‘Virtual+’ – Training With Ask The Dog Guy. Teach Your Dog. “Generally” we hear females saying “He listens to my husband better than he does me” much more than we hear males say this. Insider spoke with Wag! Training your dog to ignore distractions and focus on you is important for any owner. I clearly have some smart, observant friends. Very good article and I’m pretty sure I agree with you 100%. They watch people running and playing with their dogs, while the dog listens and performs commands almost immediately, and they are perplexed why their own dog does not act with the same loyalty. I walk her everyday with this couple who own a 9month old Lab and a Boston Terrier and they always want to play with her but she just turns around and looks at me. Most of the time the dogs themselves warm up slowly, but I usually call my dog off if the other dog looks uncomfortable at all–both for my dog’s sake and the shy one’s. What I don’t understand is why the owners of shy dogs never say anything unless it’s “Oh, you’re fine Clifford–go play!” etcetera, while poor Clifford is trying to crawl under their shoes. It is natural for him to be interested in the other dog, but not to rush into the other dog’s space, or vocalize excessively, which another dog may perceive as threatening, and can result in aggression. It’s a bit of a trap though. Especially if it is a new command, repeating it is not going to help him understand if he’s still unsure what it means. Embracing Science and Common Sense With John Wade. After a while, when your dog has been told 'no', 'stop it', 'come back' for the 12th time in two minutes, they learn to ignore you. Close. My local trainer is a little out of the way for me, and last time i contacted him when charlie was younger about it, he wasn't very welcoming so put me right off. Especially when those distractions are other dogs. 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My schnauzer could care less about me when he is galloping around with other dogs, and he is exhausted at the end of the time at the dog park. Of my 11 dogs ( over a number of years) some of them were not playful but loved being out and about . Emphasis on “if necessary and within reason”. Work on exercises that encourage her to focus on you. These small yet simple things generally have a lot do with how your dog sees you in the pack structure. Your voice and your commands lose any impact. Nora, like most dogs, has learned to ignore much of my constant chatter. Don’t run after him aggressively, telling him what you would like to do to him when you get hold of him (however tempting that may be). Generally men are harder on the dogs and more strict, and women are generally more cuddly, loving, gentle. She knows exactly what we are asking. Posted by u/[deleted] 1 year ago. my puppy completely ignores me when other dogs are around, today it nearly killed her. Behavior management is one of the easiest, most immediate remedies to help calm an anxious dog. But sometimes it's possible you talk to your dog too much at the wrong times. We don’t enjoy that kind unconditional love from a spouse or a child. Just not when it counts,” Stephanie wisely responded. The answer to this problem is to expand your training to include distractions. Put a dog leash on both dogs when walking two at a time and consider a gentle leader for better control. Learn tips, tricks, and cues to help your dog ignore distractions. I know that if you work on getting your dog’s respect – (supervision and leash dragging for 10 days) make sure you have undivided attention before start teaching and use your tone and body language to do so. One of the most common problems to solve as a dog owner is when my dog ignores me. She used to be playful until i got pregnant and was bed ridden and i couldn't walk her there anymore and my boyfriend didn't know the area since he was always at work when i got home to walk the dog. Visit audible.com today for a free audiobook and a free one month trial! In most cases, just seeing another dog is enough to set them off. Every single day at our dog training facility in Northern Virginia we hear people say, "My dog listens to my husband (or wife), but he doesn't listen to me." Sigh. Join Yahoo Answers and get 100 points today. how can i encourage my dog to play with other dogs? For them, any physical contact is inhumane and they insist that if we – just reward the good behaviour – ignore the bad behaviour all will be well. Can you provide some tips on how to properly discipline a dog? ... start clicker training, don't give commands when she is in a position to ignore them, try rewards other than food, crate train her, and give her some time to grow up. Once they had met and greeted etc. Still have questions? Yes, that’s with an “M”. It can cause teeth problems with puppies (I've seen mouths go all wrong with a litter that was left with things to tug on round their pen), and with the older dog in terms of loosening teeth etc. He gets around other dogs alot, just focusing is his issue on me, he just wants to play think its going to be a … 1.she might be pregent 2. she might be sick 3.she is scared 4. shes dieing 5. ask the dogs vet. Particularly bad with female dogs. My dog obey's me ok at home and at the dog park. 0. That’s often the reason a dog ignores direction. So, what we immediately begin doing is asking them questions to see "why" the dynamic of your relationship is the way it is. Okay well my dog is a 4 1/2 Labrador and for some odd reason shenever plays with dogs. Ran : well i did play with her a lot when i was bed ridden.. that's why i have a tub toy and a rope i used to tug with her when i have the energy and throw it around.. she loved it.. MamaBas : my vet said she was fine when she last went. Dogs are the only species in existence that have for 1,000’s of years been selectively bred to love human beings. 3. Your dog would learn to pay attention to you while working around other dogs. While dogs may naturally love us they don’t naturally respect us. If sufficiently painful, leash and collar corrections will dramatically alter a dog’s behaviour. Advisory board member and dog behaviorist Robert Cabral, who said you should watch and see if a dog isn't making eye contact with you or seems to move away from you every time you try to get close. That said, don't worry about playing fetch in the dog park. I am scared to let her off leash even in the dog park because she won’t look at me or listen to me. I walk her everyday with this couple who own a 9month old Lab and a Boston Terrier and they always want to play with her but she just turns around and looks at me. Start in your home where you are both comfortable. My Dog Ignores Me. Many dog owners accidentally teach their dogs to ignore the most important cues they want their dogs to listen to! There’s a big difference between using a leash and collar to cause pain and using to get a dog’s attention. We took him to a group obedience class and the whole time, he was whining as loud as possible, pulling, and barking. Our dog won’t ignores us. If my dogs don't come when I use the COME command then they simply lose the freedom of being off leash. It's ok that she runs around with other dogs and they all play well together, but I need to make sure she stays some what close to me and will come when called. If dad’s doing the dishes it doesn’t take much of a grip on the tie, if he’s watching the super bowl better use both hands. 2 days ago he went racing off after one even after it had gone out of sight and I thought he was safe to be let off the lead. I suggest you take him to a training class. Some dogs just enjoy being off the lead and sniffing around. Remember that every time your dog ignores you in favor of the distraction, your dog is practicing ignoring you. Playing tug isn't necessarily a good idea. He does occasionally play fight with my younger dog. She just chooses not to do it. The Word “Come” Means the Fun Is Over Some dogs ignore the recall because they understand that the word “come” means that they have to leave the dog park, or stop chasing squirrels in the yard, or go into their dog crate because you’re heading to work. Most dogs that bark and lunge at other dogs are really stressed out by other dogs. Once your dog comes reliably in one environment, go practice in a different one. again, I guess. Keep it up. He does this wherever: walks, parks, other's homes. Before you worry about corrections, leave a leash on in the house and a 30 footer on outside and start supervising the dog like it’s a 2 year old child. Include distractions like other people doing their own thing nearby, another dog running around, and anything else you can think of. Practice often. With very little repetition your dog ignoring you days come to an end and instead will happily “do it” without need for extremes. I’m talking about the equivalent of my kids grabbing my tie or pant leg and giving it a yank to get my attention. You want your dog to learn to ignore other dogs and work for you on a walk so that they don't expect a meeting or to play with another dog then, and get less aroused when another dog approaches - you want other dogs to become boring while your dog is 'working' and your dog should be 'working' anytime they are on a leash. Being a great dog leader is not a passive activity. Dogs are the only species in existence that have for 1,000’s of years been selectively bred to love human beings. He loves going out for a walk on and off the lead- being brushed, and chasing butterflies. That’s often the reason a dog ignores direction. Complete different from the more than 20 other dogs I have owned/lived closely with. One of the things we have to teach dogs is that not everything in the environment is automatically available to them, and this includes other dogs. When she whipped around and flew back to me I beamed with pride and asked my friend “So, do you still think my dog ignores me?” I asked. [Help] My dog follows other dogs around at the dog park and completely ignores me, also refuses to drink water at the park I have a 1.5 yr old French Bulldog, that whenever I take her to the dog park, she just follows other dogs around and completely ignores me. Remember that dogs need to be taught how to do a task before it’s fair to ask them to do that task. Required fields are marked *. i just got a new dog who lived with another dog and they played but when we got home he never has played with a dog since then. There’s no point talking to a dad or a dog if you don’t have his attention. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I don’t know whether anti-discipline trainers would interpret my son’s tie tugging as a form of abuse but I know some that would if it was a dog wearing the tie. Insider spoke with Wag! Will I catch bird flu if my dog eats a dead crow who died of bird flu? 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