[HOT ROCKIN' METAL GODDESS] Sunday, May 17, 2009 3:28:10 PM
I completely agree with Guido, crating works! I don't know if Derek is a puppy, but our breeder/trainer recommended a book: How to Raise a Puppy You Can Live With. I used this book to train Wolfgang and it worked wonders. It can also help with older dogs too because you train them the same way, it may just take a lot longer to break them of their bad habit(s). I think you may be right about Derek challenging your husband for leader of the pack by peeing on his stuff. Ever watch The Dog Whisperer? He amazes me... he has helped so many dogs that may have otherwise been given away, or worse. His big thing is establishing leader of the pack through taking them for a walk on the leash. This book goes through that too. I really think it will help you. [Show/Hide Quoted Message](Quoting Message by joedraper from Sunday, May 17, 2009 1:33:25 PM)
Unfortunatly, Derek is winning no fans in this household. I managed to convince Craig into giving him one more chance and so far he's come into the house.. Pee'd all over the kitchen and band room and yesterday he came inside and Shat on my son's bed.. Not sure how much longer I can put up with this..