moosikins Posted February 11, 2015 Report Share Posted February 11, 2015 Callie's a very good girl, but we've spoiled her over the last few months and it shows. She's decided that "come" is optional now, although she's doing really well with some other commands that we use consistently like "Off" (the couch, bed, etc.), "Leave it", and "Go to sleep" for going into the bedroom at night. I've read through previous threads on the subject and here's the plan so far...Long lead inside the house to haul her back to us when she decides not to listen. We've stopped trying the command until we have an action plan because she's not hooked up to a lead in the house normally and I think we were just teaching her that there are no consequences for deliberately not listening. The bratty thing tweaks an ear when we call her to come and even looks at us like "Nope!" before trotting off or just going back to her playing! Strangely enough, she's pretty good about it outside, though usually we'll have to do "watch me" first to make eye contact or she doesn't seem to think we're serious. Are there any additional suggestions or strategies you've tried that worked out really well with an intelligent, but somewhat sensitive dog? Are there any other commands we should work on with her that are useful and/or fun? She tends to do really well with learning or relearning multiple commands at once because of the variety and picks everything up quicker when we're not pushing just one thing all the time. We're already working on "touch" (nose touch to hand). Thanks in advance for your recommendations and feedback! ~Moosikins P.S. - She's been such a snuggle bug lately! Photo attached because of cuteness. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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