17 week old won't stop getting human food

by Richelle
(Colorado)

We have a 17 week old female pyr who is very good at listening to commands and has responded well to training. However. She won't stop trying to get to our food.

We have two small children so crumbs and such end up on the floor around the dining table, she's always under the table trying to find the food. Which in turn has caused her to get into the trash a few times and up on the table.

No matter what we do she will NOT stop or listen. It's such an issue she gets told at least 5 times in 5 minutes and has to get kenneled for time out. As soon as she comes off she's back at it. We feed her 3 cups of food a day, blue buffalo for large breed puppies. So pretty good quality stuff...we live in a home where we can't gate off the eating area because it's a pretty open layout. What else can we do we're at wits end?!

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Jun 28, 2016
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Trainig
by: Donna

You need to start working with your Pyr. You'll already know that they only listen if it's worth their while. No one wants to listen to 'no', 'stop' all the time.

Dogs don't understand 'timeouts'. They do not relate it to anything. NEVER use crating as punishment. They only understand positive-reinforcement.

You need to teach your dog to lie down away from the table while you eat. It's pretty simple but you need to take time, patience and consistency. You need to make your dog a good canine citizen.

Dogs do not come trained.

Engage a positive-reinforcement trainer to show you how to manage your dog. Do not send her away for training.

Call in a trainer who works with clicker training and are advocates of Dr. Sophia Yin, Dr. Ian Dunbar and Beverley Hurst.

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Positive
by: Be Patient

My dog only responds to positive training. You will need a good trainer and patience. No does not work. Maybe there is a really special treat you can save for dinnertime as her reward? A dish of peanut butter dabs? No one wants to be left out of the family gathering. Please be patient and it's worth it. How about a walk before dinner to tire her out? Maybe 10 minutes? Or play in back yard?

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Two major comands
by: Ed A from NJ

While there are many training comands you will want you dog to get ( my Beau knew 22 comands and my baby Nava has 12 down all ready) the first two I teach is sit/stay and leave it! These two comands are my base from which I can build the rest. By getting these two comands down solid they help to control the pup while teaching him the rest.

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One more thing
by: Ed A from NJ

One last thing some time people don't quite get how to use possative reinforcement to correct some bad behavior. These two comands are easy to use possative reinforcement training for and can help control the dog while teaching harder comands

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