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Old 11-02-2010, 03:44 PM   #1
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Isis is now just over 3 months old. She was doing so well, she would sit when I told her to almost all the time (I don't even know if we taught her that) and she was doing really well on walks too. But she seems to have regressed! She won't sit anymore unless it's convenient for her and I took her for a walk last night and it was quite possibly the worst walk ever. She pulled and she tugged on the leash and jumped at me and growled. I feel like such a dope walking around with her acting like that. I can't control my own 20lb puppy! I can't imagine when she's a 70lb dog.

On the upside, she is now sleeping all night so at least I'm getting sleep again. And our puppy classes start in two weeks so hopefully that'll help.

I'm just wondering, is it normal for her to suddenly lose some of her training? My bf took her for a couple of walks last week and said she was fine with him.

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Yes it's normal. But it will also get worse unless you get involved in some serious training. I recommend you get with a professional trainer who uses positive motivation. As dogs age and enter adolescence their behavior will get worse and worse. Training is imperative.
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:27 PM   #3
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Ming went through a belligerent phase with my husband. He refused to sit for him for anything. At first hubby would do the "three times" and give up. Ming didn't care. So he just went to ask once, then put the treat away. After a few times of not getting the treat at all, the problem was solved. Belligerence on the leash is another matter.

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