Any "phase" I can blame this on?
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    DefaultAny "phase" I can blame this on?

    So Jersey is 1 1/2 years now. He has turned into a fantastic dog, I really couldn't ask for better.
    BUT... :, lol, he is getting a bit fresh lately. He mostly does it to my husband (I'm alpha in Jersey's eyes) but he has tried to bait me too. He barks at you demanding attention and gets a little too snarky for my taste. We've been reacting to it by putting him into a down-stay which he does and then that's the end of it, but I'm wondering if it's just a phase he's going through or if there's more to it.

    We are home with him a LOT and get to play, retrieve, go for walks and do obedience with him so I really don't feel like he's lacking any exercise/attention. I've noticed he mostly gets uppity when he's hungry (okay, make that when it's dinner time since he's always hungry) at night.

    Any insight? Thanks!

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    Chester B. Dickens is offline Senior Member
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    DefaultRe: Any "phase" I can blame this on?

    Full moon?

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    DefaultRe: Any "phase" I can blame this on?

    Nada, huh? He's just being a pita?

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    MyLabsMom is offline Senior Member
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    DefaultRe: Any "phase" I can blame this on?

    Just barking though, right? I think he's just trying to get your attention. One of my boys will do this close to mealtime. Out of nowhere - just stands up and walks over to me and barks (LOUD).

    I'd just ignore it. Even putting him in a sit/stay, he's getting you to attend to him.
    Brenda from Connecticut

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