I take Ender to a park every day yes. (except for doggy day care days)ZoeysDad said:EndersMom....thanks for your short responses but like I said before I take her to the park and I throw the ball and she does retrieve without being on the leash but you can't take her to the park everyday or maybe I am just being realistic.
Run a poll in Lab ChatZoeysDad said:Ok EndersMom you are the exception...you don't have to respond to the topic any more. Hail Endersmom...Hail
Are you just saying NO? Because that's way too general for a dog of that age. They need specifics. NO... what? No panting? No sitting? No chewing? No wagging? NO becomes a negative to WHATEVER they happen to be doing at that moment.ZoeysDad said:I tried at first to tell her no and get her out of the room but that doesn't work.
Read Patricia McConnell's The Other End of the Leash. It's relatively short... it's paperback so it's cheap. You might realize that your assumption that she does know what she is doing is wrong may be incorrect.ZoeysDad said:I agree no more spanks...I don't like it and I don't want my dog to get to the point that she doesnt want to be around me any more. I don't do it very often just when she repeatedly does the same thing over and over and over again and after you tell her No Leave it about 10million times in one day and she listens but then keeps going back in there to do it again it is frustrating.
You are on... I'm going there right now. BTW... if you have a big enough yard (I don't) to do retrieves in... then I count 45 minutes there as good as a park.Know about the poll and walking. This is not including the backyard or out in your front yard. We mentioned the park everyday. I will let you start it EndersMom but make sure that you put the park everyday. I just don't know that many people that have an enclosed park right around the corner from there home but if they do then great.
I understand the frustration. 10 million LEAVE ITs in one day is going to burn her out. She may have burned out on the command anyway. She's got to know that when you SAY 'Leave it' you mean LEAVE IT. That's not accomplished by hitting, it's accomplished by praising the good behavior and correcting the bad -- the same way a dog learns anything.ZoeysDad said:after you tell her No Leave it about 10million times in one day
I do believe that some people on here answer this question the way they want people to perceive them. They don't want to be that person who only walks,runs,plays with their labs for 10 min a day....and get scolded by others.....Go ahead check it out for yourself ...on that thread Mischasmom even asks "who said 1 hour"....Ender's Mom said:
The polls are annonymous (yes my spelling is off today)... so you can vote and never reveal yourself. Zoey's Dad thinks I am the exception to the rule... I'm merely trying to prove that I am not.kpowers3 said:I do believe that some people on here answer this question the way they want people to perceive them. They don't want to be that person who only walks,runs,plays with their labs for 10 min a day....and get scolded by others.....Go ahead check it out for yourself ...on that thread Mischasmom even asks "who said 1 hour"....Ender's Mom said:
Point being...don't think you can really trust the polls....only those who really post a response....
I wouldn't use it in woods... but I think it depends on the kind of wooded area you mean.Brigettas Mom said:I'm hijacking...Lindsay- you mentioned the 30 foot line. I've never thought of this, but at the risk of sounding stupid, would letting Brigetta drag the line in the woods be ok? I've never let Brigetta go off leash in wooded areas b/c I'm afraid if she saw a deer or something she would take off. Or should the line just be used for retrieves?
ZoeysDad said:ok after reading the posts then I can say easily that I play with my puppy 45min or more. The reason for this is because we play in the house a lot. Tug a war, fetch, find it, obedience, and wrestle. Besides all this I still take her on a 1 1/2 walk everyday (broken up). The point I was getting across in the other thread was that sometimes no matter how much exercise you give your puppy they are still going to misbehave. A lot of people always accuse the other person of not exercising enough but sometimes that is not the case. My puppy is exhausted at 9 at night and does not want to move but she still tries to destroy things around the house. I think it is more or an attention getter when I am trying to relax after giving her most of the day. I will post this also in the other thread.