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David, I’m already in love with Baxter!

His character is quite evident. He’s smart, so you can definitely work with him on the gate end of things. If you keep in mind that whenever a gate is set up, Baxter is not allowed within, say a couple of feet of the gate. If he works well with commands tell him to “back away” (or something that works for you...) Be sure to direct him to his ‘place/bed’ after the correction.... quiet praise! He should get used to not being allowed close to the gate, that is where my brain wants to go... if you make the barrier bigger, he will conquer!big-blink

Keep us updated David!clown Way to challenge Dad Baxter!

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Baxter is adorable David! Love the ears. Puppies are trying for sure. Mine has turned out to be a resource guarder, and I'm having a trainer come to the house - most probably to train ME! A part of me rejoices over the "trying" part of having a pup - takes my mind of the sadness that still comes from missing Nitro.

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Nitro 11 1/2  yr old Doberman; right front amp June 2014. Had 6 doses carboplatin, followed by metronomic therapy. Rocked it on 3 legs for over 3 years! My Warrior beat cancer, but couldn't beat old age. He crossed the Bridge peacefully on July 25, 2017, with dignity and on his terms.  Follow his blog entitled "Doberman's journey"

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PAULA!!   HAHAHA!!  Try something from Caesar Milan....own the food.  Make Grizz sit...then p@ace the food down but stand over it....own it.   He doesnw get to eat it until you step away...or give him the "go get it" sign (or whatever).  Be sure and keep eye co tact on you as you place food down.   Can't wait for the video of this one! 🙂

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Yeah, Sally, we do this....he rocks at the sit/stay till I tell him he can eat. I need him to stop attacking Kodi unprovoked - I'm afraid he will hurt Kodi. When a treat is involved, or just me, he can go ballistic in the blink of an eye, with no warning. Sure wish I could afford Cesar Milan to come to my house, lol. Stay tuned for more adventures of Cujo, er, I mean Grizz Ehlers

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Nitro 11 1/2  yr old Doberman; right front amp June 2014. Had 6 doses carboplatin, followed by metronomic therapy. Rocked it on 3 legs for over 3 years! My Warrior beat cancer, but couldn't beat old age. He crossed the Bridge peacefully on July 25, 2017, with dignity and on his terms.  Follow his blog entitled "Doberman's journey"

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"Be good, mama loves you".....run free my beautiful Warrior

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Hi guys

i wonder if I can put my thoughts into this... 

In my mind, The key to successful corrections are made in the blink of an eye. Be sure to challenge in the correct way, that is the tricky part... each situation is so different. Sally is right on the money when she says to OWN THAT FOOD! But also when you are telling Grizz that the food is yours, try staring at his nose, rather than straight in the eye.... you don’t want confrontation, you want acceptance. A stare down is usually for a direct and major correction to a behaviour! It’s a big deal! 

Be patient.... Feeding times are tough.... when you serve up the food for example, be sure to have both Grizz and Kodi sit. I would suggest that you have a gate in between them for all training purposes. Maybe you can move their dishes to either side of a doorway, with the gate in between. I do think it’s key that they feel like they are in the same room together though. But keeping you all safe from harm! It is all about reconditioning the mind. When they are sitting, their is two different kind of ‘sits’, the ‘Calm’ Sit compared to the ‘Oh My Dog! You’ve Got To Feed Me First” Sit!      * I would always feed the Calm Sit, never the excited Sit! *

If you face any situation with either an ‘acceptable’ or ‘unacceptable’ position, so will Grizz. Always praising the behaviour you want and either correcting or ignoring the behaviour you don’t want. (I say correct when ignore doesn’t work!) 

Be calm and assertive at all times! They respect that!

i hope you don’t mind me putting my two bits in. As I said, every dog and situation is different, so the training needs are also diffferent. 

Good luck you guys and have great day!

Petra and gang.

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Don't mind advice at all. There is no problem at dinner time; Grizz sits patiently till I give the ok. It' with treats or my attention that he loses his shit, with no warning. And it's very sporadic.

I just realized I took over David's post....i will start my own.

Paula and Warrior Angel Nitro 

Nitro 11 1/2  yr old Doberman; right front amp June 2014. Had 6 doses carboplatin, followed by metronomic therapy. Rocked it on 3 legs for over 3 years! My Warrior beat cancer, but couldn't beat old age. He crossed the Bridge peacefully on July 25, 2017, with dignity and on his terms.  Follow his blog entitled "Doberman's journey"

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"Be good, mama loves you".....run free my beautiful Warrior

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I don't mind the thread expanding. 

One sort of nice thing: Rocky wasn't all that interested in dog food the last couple of months. Baxter goes nuts when he sees me put kibble in his dish.

I went to do laundry Sunday. I found one of Baxter's toys buried at the bottom of the basket under all my dirty clothes. I'm not sure what him putting it there means. 

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Hi David!

I think that's hysterical, it took talent to do that! Maybe he's just keeping you on your toes, maybe Rocky egged Baxter on to do it, smiling. Either way I hope it urged a smile out of you, even if it was a bewildered one, hahaha!

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HAHAHA!   Grinning ear to ear!    Love this Baxter! 🙂

I actually think it has a meaning that shows he wants his toys in a "safe" place.  He put them in a place with your scent on it.  And I mean this, I think REALLY  shows he feels safe with you!!heart   Maybe for the first time in his life he feels safe!   He would never put his precious toys in a place thrst wasn't "safe".   Additionally, maybe he even wanted to "share" his toy with you so he put it in a place he knew you would find it.

I loooove this post!

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Oh David, be happy about the small things, it can always be worse: Manni used to hide his bully sticks and all the really yummy smelly stuff in my closet, amongst my (clean) clothes... annnnd underneath my pillow. It took me a while to figure out why my dog was sitting in front of my bed, staring at me like Cujo...

so, you know, having a TOY amongst your DIRTY clothes seems like no big deal to me 😊😂

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I found it funny. And a bit peculiar that he'd hide a toy there. He's left a few under my pillow too. Although most of them are strewn across the living room floor. 

It's funny too: Rocky had a bunch of toys, but 99 percent of the time the only one he'd play with was his grungy tennis ball. About the only toy Baxter won't play with are the tennis balls I bought him. 

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Manni would hide that stuff „for future reference „ basically. I would take the bully stick from underneath my pillow ( I didn’t want to sleep with the dog staring at me the whole night...) gave it back to him and he would start whining because he couldn’t seem to find a „safe“ hiding place for it. So I would take it away from him again and showed him that I was putting it in the drawer of my nightstand. He was immediately ok with that, turned around and went to sleep. 

So maybe Baxter is doing exactly that: finding safe places for his stuff. And if he came from a shelter who knows if he ever had anything that he could call his own. 

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It's funny too: Rocky had a bunch of toys, but 99 percent of the time the only one he'd play with was his grungy tennis ball. About the only toy Baxter won't play with are the tennis balls I bought him.   

That is pretty cool! Baxter seems to making it pretty clear that he is not in your life to take Rocky’s place, Rocky was too special!!! But they are both making sure that Rocky is not forgotten! 😉

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Manni would hide that stuff „for future reference „ basically. I would take the bully stick from underneath my pillow ( I didn’t want to sleep with the dog staring at me the whole night...)

Hehehehe! You paint a great picture Tina! I can not imagine a sogged out bully stick under my pillow!! 

gave it back to him and he would start whining because he couldn’t seem to find a „safe“ hiding place for it. So I would take it away from him again and showed him that I was putting it in the drawer of my nightstand. He was immediately ok with that, turned around and went to sleep. 

A very smart boy! And a smart Mum for finding another pawfect hiding spot! 

So maybe Baxter is doing exactly that: finding safe places for his stuff.

That’s a very good point Tina.

And if he came from a shelter who knows if he ever had anything that he could call his own.   

That problem has now been solved with a gazillion toys and a Dad that adores him! Plus a whole Tripawd community that is already in love with his antics!

All the very best to you both and hugs across the miles!

Petra, Stewie 🐾 & his Pride >^..^<heartheartheart

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So Baxter may have some sort of disc issue with his back. I could tell Sunday he wasn't feeling all that great and noticed he was pulling himself up on the couch with his front legs rather than jumping from his rear. Then he yelped a few times Monday when I tried to pet his back. 

At the vet, he was jumping up and excited to see everybody, so she doesn't think it's too bad. He's on pain, anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxant pills. He seems to be doing better today, so fingers crossed this doesn't become a bigger issue. Kind of funny when the tech started to explain Tramadol to me and I was like "yeah, I've got experience with that with Rocky." 

I also did a follow-up call with Stacy, mainly to connect with Rocky. But she said Baxter is worried I'm going to give him up (not a chance!) and also has a sibling he's worried about. I thought that was interesting. 

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Oh wow I hope the R&R helps him feel better. What do you think caused it?  Good job being so observant of his behavior. Yeah, once you start to get familiar with pain meds for dogs it opens up this whole new level of awareness.

Glad to hear you're talking with Stacy, she's such a huge help. I wonder where Baxter's sibling is? Hmmm....

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