Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Dogs - General Dog Chat


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-14-2012, 08:20 PM
oakash's Avatar
oakash oakash is offline
Kat/Oak AKA The Nice One
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 3,087
Default Basic manners

So my sister is Fostering-to-Adopt a nine month old lab X puppy. He needs to learn some basic manners, and I was wondering what I should tell her to start with. He already is house trained from what they say and what I saw, and he doesn't bite. He is horrible on a leash, so I suggested a front attached harness.

I also told her about the Be a Tree technique, but I that will take a long time for the dog to learn for some reason. He is treat oriented, and he likes toys, and honestly, I think he seems like a pretty chill dog once he gets his energy out from being cooped up all day in a rescue.

I also told her to work on his focus on her, because he seems pretty spazzy. What else would be good to instill basic manners in a young dog? I think I'll tell her about NILIF
__________________
The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don't always soften the bad things, but vice-versa, the bad things don't necessarily spoil the good things and make them unimportant.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-16-2012, 05:25 PM
Renee750il's Avatar
Renee750il Renee750il is offline
Felurian
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Where the selas blooms
Posts: 94,266
Default

Once you get a good SIT you can use it to stop him when he's spazzing, so that's always my start point.

Often we don't get any farther than that . . .
__________________
In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves. ~Buddha

Stupid is the most notoriously incurable and contagious disease known to mankind. If you find yourself in close proximity to someone infected with stupid, walk away as soon as said infection is noted.


There are few things more nauseating than pure obedience. ~ Kvothe

***8206;"silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation."
Rumi
Be a god. Know when to shut up.


Good Kharma Tags
Felurian
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-16-2012, 05:49 PM
Taqroy's Avatar
Taqroy Taqroy is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 5,552
Default

Sit to say please! This is the bestest thing about Greta ever. She came with it pre-installed (with no other house manners whatsoever weirdly). But I've reinforced it enough that she sits at the door, at the counter, when I have treats, when I might have treats...it's really nice.
__________________


I have a blog!! TeamShortLegs - Last updated 10/13/2013
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-16-2012, 05:52 PM
*blackrose's Avatar
*blackrose *blackrose is offline
"I'm kupo for kupo nuts!"
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 6,101
Default

With a young Lab, exercise, exercise, exercise. A Lab with pent up energy is a naughty Lab, no matter how good their manners are.

I think a good basic obedience class would be a good place to start. Asking him to perform commands to continue a game of fetch/tug also helps a lot, since most people don't just want to "train" their dog. This reinforces commands while playing and the reward is awesome for the dog.

As Renee said, a good sit is a lifesaver. LOL I don't know what I'd do with Chloe without her push button sit.
__________________
Cynder, Daddy's girl Little Lab muttly and Abrams, Momma's boy Chesapeake Bay Retriever
~*~ DOB 1/28/2006 ~*~ DOB 4/11/13 ~*~

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-16-2012, 06:10 PM
MicksMom's Avatar
MicksMom MicksMom is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Warren Co, NJ
Posts: 3,653
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by *blackrose View Post
With a young Lab, exercise, exercise, exercise. A Lab with pent up energy is a naughty Lab, no matter how good their manners are.

I think a good basic obedience class would be a good place to start. Asking him to perform commands to continue a game of fetch/tug also helps a lot, since most people don't just want to "train" their dog. This reinforces commands while playing and the reward is awesome for the dog.

As Renee said, a good sit is a lifesaver. LOL I don't know what I'd do with Chloe without her push button sit.
What she said. I also like having my dogs sit when I feed them & to have collars & leashes put on.
__________________
My Labrador Retriever is Smarter Than the President
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-16-2012, 06:27 PM
ihartgonzo's Avatar
ihartgonzo ihartgonzo is offline
and Fozzie B!
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Northern California
Posts: 5,903
Default

It would be a good idea to start clicker training! It makes communicating with crazy puppies soooo much simpler, especially if they love food. Tell her to keep the clicker & treats on her at all times and c/t him every time he sits, looks at her, lays down, waits, walks with a loose leash or next to her, etc on his own so he realizes what rewarding behaviors are & practices them naturally.
__________________


<3 Erica, Gonzo & Fozzie
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-16-2012, 07:36 PM
oakash's Avatar
oakash oakash is offline
Kat/Oak AKA The Nice One
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 3,087
Default

Thanks guys! I'm gonna be staying with the dog by myself for a afternoon, so I'll start him off right :P I think he may be mixed with a border collie, or something even smaller, because he's got button ears, and he's delicately sized for a lab. He is Suzie's size, and she's actually on the much smaller end of medium.

Suzie also has a default sit, which I love more then anything. He already was 'kinda' taught it, but it could use a LOT of work. I'm super excited to get to play with him, he's a love muffin. He'll grab his toy and come over to you and lay down in your lap chewing his toy.
__________________
The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don't always soften the bad things, but vice-versa, the bad things don't necessarily spoil the good things and make them unimportant.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:33 AM.


1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site