Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Oppositional Defiant Disorder In Dogs?

Someone recently told me, "My dog protests when I do obedience."

What do you do with dogs that defy commands or other things you’ve taught them; start “talking back”, physically resisting what you are doing; jumping away with a mischievous look on their faces; rolling or flipping onto their backs; going “rag doll” limp; mouthing and grabbing at the leash; nip or bite; grow; bark, whine, yelp or cry; start goofing off; do some kind of weird behavior like digging in the carpet or ground right in front of you; and/or going into a running spree all over the place?

2 comments:

Francyne Pelchar said...

our 16mo Victorian Bulldog is walked/fed on a regular basis, 3X day, including night. nonetheless, every couple of days we find that she's soiled the house...either urine or feces. when she is corrected verbally for this, she responds with a sharp bark, euiv to a human giving the finger. we've never hit her. in every other respect she's a wonderful, loving dog. any suggestions? Francyne Pelchar, NYC

Sam Basso said...

You need to hire a professional to assist you