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Old 06-25-2012, 09:56 PM
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She makes me laugh but for probably all the wrong reasons.

So my new trainer decided to work with Mia the other day to show me some ideas to work on her stays. Stays are still a problem for us.

Now, Mia's first trainer decided one time to try to demo with her and it was a disaster of epic proportions. At least this time it went slightly better...

Every time the trainer would give Mia a command, Mia would turn and just look at me with this look that CLEARLY said 'Do you see what she's doing? Do I have to listen to her?' I'd just look back at her and she would huffily sit then the trainer asked for a down. Mia turned back and looked at me all disgruntled again then looked back at the trainer and sat. Of course that didn't last long before Mia decided she just wasn't gonna listen to her at all and just started totally blowing her off.

Does anyone else have a dog that flat out REFUSES to listen to someone other than them? It's not like she was nervous or anything at all, she was just pissed off.

My trainer did say she'd stop giving me such a hard time when I try telling her how bad Mia can be. lol
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:58 PM
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Izzie has a list of people she'll listen to. It's getting longer but not very quickly lol!
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:05 PM
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Yoshi will listen but not for long. If someone tells her to sit she'll sit but you can't expect the stay like she will do for me. It's more a sit then a second later go do whatever she wants to do.
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:06 PM
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Mick used to give me the "Do I have to?" look all the time when my husband asked him to do something. Caleb's response to my husband is a little slower than to me, but at least he doesn't look for my permission before he listens.
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:35 PM
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I once told Rosey to get up on the couch while my ex was here (she waits for permission). She was about to get up, when the ex said "get up!". I swear she sat down, and glared at him like "**** you. You aren't my human. Only Jess tells me what to do."
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:38 PM
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Morgan is generally okay about listening to commands from other people. Every once in a while he'll give me the "Do I have to?" look, but honestly that isn't often.

The thing he does do, though, is act surprised when somebody other than Jon or I give him a command. It's kind of this "WHOA, you know that word, too??? My mom says that word!!" reaction. LOL! After that, he's no problem.
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:29 PM
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For general commands Ivan tends to look at the person, with this confused, I don't know what you are saying look. As if he doesn't understand or know the "sit", "down" and stay. There is a small list of people he does listen to but it is very small.
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:38 PM
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If a person has food and has properly introduced themselves than he is more than happy to so anything they ask....forever.
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I trained Arnold specifically to not listen to others, it took forever for him to listen to Denis and he still blows him off most of the time.

Backup and Sloan won't listen to strangers. Sloan has actually walked up to people, calmly-not charging, and bitten them for picking up her leash. She doesn't appreciate people telling her her business I guess. Backup just looks confused but lets be honest, he always looks confused.

oh and Shamoo listens to no one so she doesn't count.
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:47 PM
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judge will work for someone else..if they are a strong minded person and correct him for blowing them off. If not...he generally walks all over strangers.

LoLa...well....LoLa is a free spirit.
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