Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Dog Training Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-19-2005, 10:38 PM
shacktress shacktress is offline
shacktress
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: ct
Posts: 3
Angry dog wont come

help i have a yorkie/shitz...about 6 months . no matter what i have tried he wont come when i call him. rite now hes been outside all day and wont come in. i can get close to him then he runs. his tail in tucked and hes acting scared.. iv never hit him or yelled.. what the heck can i do..
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-19-2005, 11:10 PM
bubbatd's Avatar
bubbatd bubbatd is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 64,812
Default

What does he come in for ??? Dinner, love or cage ???
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-20-2005, 07:39 AM
shacktress shacktress is offline
shacktress
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: ct
Posts: 3
Default

he only goers out to play and to go potty.. when he comes in hes free to roam. but he sometimes wont come in. he was out all night last night and i had it. its like he doesnt respect me.. how can i get him to listen to me..
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-20-2005, 11:00 AM
Fran27 Fran27 is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 10,416
Default

You need to train him. And mostly, to take him out only on a leash. When he's on the leash, take his favorite treat or toy and tell him to come to you. Do that all the time when he runs towards you.

My puppy only listens when he wants to so I know exactly how annoying it is... I guess it just requires patience.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-20-2005, 12:16 PM
Silver_wlf's Avatar
Silver_wlf Silver_wlf is offline
Active Pup
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Canada
Posts: 27
Default

One of the things with recalls is that you have to work on them consistently.

The basic premise behind recalls is that the dog has to understand that he should come when called because something good will happen and because he'll probably regain the freedom after coming, but also he has to understand that if he doesn't come then he will lose his freedom for not responding. Whatever you do - don't call them and then punish them for something. Those can set you back WEEKS! Coming when called should ALWAYS equal good things. (Make sure everyone in your house knows this too.)

I train recalls with a long line. I have a 30' lunge line (for horses) but if it's a smaller dog they sometimes have leashes that are 20' at the dollar store. (Wes just rips the latch right off...) Give him/her a couple treats before you get outside so she knows you have them. Let the dog explore the yard and then call him/her. (Use his/her name + Come/Here/Close/Heel) Make sure you have really good treats (liver/cheese/chicken weiners/ect.) and make a HUGE deal when he comes. Then let him go explore again. I use "go play!". Then call him again. Repeat several times a day. If he doesn't come when called - reel him in, say "good come" and walk with him close for a little bit. (No treat!) Then let him explore again. Try again.

Sometimes we'll walk in open areas (to find new distractions) and I'll just leave the line dragging. Gives a convenient handle if for some reason he doesn't respond due to interesting things that may distract his attention.

It takes a LONG time. Wes is to the point that I can take him to the park and get an almost completely consistent recall over hundreds of feet. It has been a long, sometimes frustrating process.

Good luck!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-20-2005, 06:02 PM
BigDog2191's Avatar
BigDog2191 BigDog2191 is offline
Big German Shepherd
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Posts: 3,749
Default

Same thing kind of happened to me today. My puppy wouldn't come. I always take him outside without a leash to use the bathroom because he's never needed it, he always follows me around. But today, he was too fascinated with his own feces and puddles of mud to come when I called him. He got me really frustrated and he even sat like 2 inches from the inside of my house but he wouldn't come in. When he did, he went running into the kitchen (where his food/water bowl is at).

But I think I'm going to have to start putting him on a leash. It's such a hassle to put his collar on, he hates it. It's not like I'm putting a bear trap around his neck, lol.
__________________
"No heaven can be heaven if my dog is not there to welcome me."
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-20-2005, 08:56 PM
Renee750il's Avatar
Renee750il Renee750il is offline
Felurian
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Where the selas blooms
Posts: 94,266
Default

What kind of collar are you using? If it's a leather or nylon collar you can leave it on him. A puppy shouldn't have a choker or other metal collar. When you take him out for walks, though, a halter is very good. It gives you more control, makes your pup feel more secure, and a puppy can't slip out of a halter.
__________________
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
  #8  
Old 03-21-2005, 05:00 AM
homelessdog's Avatar
homelessdog homelessdog is offline
Big Dog
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 102
Default

You're scaring him. Humans look like giants to 6 month old yorkies. If the giant shouts and runs toward him, it's even scarier.

Don't run/walk towards him.
Don't make eye contact.
Don't stand up tall.
Don't grab him.

Do crouch down or sit on the ground, and wait.
Do look away from him. Yawn.
Do a lot of flirting, blinking and smiling.
Do clap and call him to you, occassionally.
Do toss him treats.
Do pet him if he comes up to you.

If he gets in your lap, pet him and give him a treat. Once he's comfortable, either pick him up and carry him inside, or walk away from him.
__________________
Take that, cat.
http://www.livejournal.com/~HomelessDog/
http://www.helpmegetridofmydog.com/
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-21-2005, 07:47 AM
Fran27 Fran27 is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 10,416
Default

Well my puppy is outside and won't come in right now... I think it's time to only let him out on a leash until he starts to listen...
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-22-2005, 12:47 AM
homelessdog's Avatar
homelessdog homelessdog is offline
Big Dog
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 102
Default

Fran, What was his body language telling you? Was he just wanting to play? If that's the case (often is with puppies), then you have to make coming inside more fun that staying outside. Play fetch for a while first and have a special treat ready for the end of the game.

Often times people make the mistake of punishing the dog when it comes, because they were so frustrated that it wouldn't come that when it finally does they're upset with the dog. Then of course the dog associates listening to it's owner with being punished or fun time ending. Fun time should only just begin once the dog comes inside.
__________________
Take that, cat.
http://www.livejournal.com/~HomelessDog/
http://www.helpmegetridofmydog.com/
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 12:31 PM.


1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site