Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Mystery Peepers, May 13, 2009.

  1. Mystery Peepers

    Mystery Peepers Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 16, 2009
    I have a one year old black lab who we've raised since she was 7 weeks old. We got her on the fourth of July. Her name is Liberty Jubilee. She is a holy terror!!! We can't seem to train her. She's TOO jumpy. She's jumped on and tackled my two little sisters a couple of times and hurt them.(minor)
    She can escape numerous times out of her chain link dog pen. She's eaten her dog house. ( I'm serious, that's for another posts) We can't get her to the vet to get her fixed. She LOVES, I'll say it again, LOVES water. She knows "sit" and will sit for about 4 seconds. We have baby kittens, and chickens, if she gets out, which she has....... We now have her ground tied and she got out the other day. I don't want to talk about it. My Dad has litteraly sat on her and tried to get her collar back on. We're scared to death of her!!!!!! She's not a family dog!!! Unless she can be trained. Does anybody have any suggestions?????

    Mystery Peepers
  2. Queen Scoot

    Queen Scoot Crochet Chieftess

    May 27, 2008
    sent you a PM
  3. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    Apr 18, 2009
    Ceasar Milan?

    You need a trainer .. and ya'll need to learn how to properly handle a young big dog. I'm not being mean .. people aren't born knowing how to properly handle/train dogs.. they have to be taught .. just like everything else. Does that make sense?

    She's a young high energy dog .. she needs LOTS AND LOTS of exercise, and DISCIPLINE (not punishment).. DISCIPLINE.

    If you don't give them a LOT to think about, and work them physically and mentally, they make up their own game (chewing up the doghouse, knocking people down, chasing kittens and chickens).

    She could be a fine "family dog" .. with proper training.

    Best wishes..
    Last edited: May 13, 2009
  4. texasgirl

    texasgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 27, 2007
    South Texas
    Quote:Ditto everything here.

    EXERCISE, EXERCISE, EXERCISE! A tired dog is a good dog.
  5. DiVon80

    DiVon80 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Pearl River,Louisiana
    Basically a lab is avery intelligent working/ family dog with high energy. Keeping a breed like this all the time in a kennel is very frustrating for her. This is also a large dog. If you haven't done any real training with at this point 12mths. you will have your work cut out for you. Chewing is a sign of boredom. Labs are very good at jumping fences. I reccomend finding a trainer who can help you. Yes she does need to be spayed. Next you will have visitors. Keeping a breed like this on a chain is a no-no. Also this dog should of been crated trained as a pup. You guys will probably need professional help expecially if you can't even get her collar on. Have you ever watched Czar on Nat. Geo. he has a lot of good methods. This dog really needs to be walked daily to help remove a lot of frustrations. Good luck P.S. Labs are water dogs and do a lot of retrieving in water.
  6. Mystery Peepers

    Mystery Peepers Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 16, 2009
    Thank you all for the info.
    We can't really have her pro. trained. But, she does need more excercise. If we let her loose. We have to lock all the doors, make sure our 6 and 2 year old girls stay IN the house. Bring the kittens in the house. Pray the dog doesn't get the chickens, and hope she runs it or swims it off. ( we have a smal pond). But, my Dad is the only one who can wrestle her down and put her up again. She would seriously hurt the little girls and she already hurt our 11 year old. Not seriously hurt her. How would you leash train her to walk her, if you can't even pet her without her throwing her 60-70 pound body on top of you?!? She's a beautiful and sweet dog, just, spirited,hyper. I guess what I'm asking is, how do I teach her to listen to me, to walk on a leash, to stop tackling my sisters? I know she's only one, but she's a hunting dog and has ALOT of prey drive.

    - frazzled dog owner
  7. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    Sounds very typical of an eager to please Lab. How much exercise is she getting? Do you have any more dogs for her to play with? Have your tried a training collar?
  8. Mystery Peepers

    Mystery Peepers Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 16, 2009
    Love your verse:)

    She gets a 30 foot radius of excersise everyday. And she gets some when she slips off her collar and runs all over the place. No other dogs. My Dad says no more dogs until this one is a calm dog, or not at all. I don't know how to use a training collar. I have a chain choke collar. don't know how to use it though. We've tried the shock collar. She doesn't care about the shocking!!! It works, but she doesn't ming being shocked.

  9. lishah2000

    lishah2000 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:You can start training her to sit, watch you and calm down, and much more while she is still in the fenced area and you outside. It will help start a relationship and exercise her mind. Lots of labs her age end up in shelters for this very reason. She needs exercise, but she needs to learn how to calm herself down before she leaves the kennel.
  10. Mystery Peepers

    Mystery Peepers Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 16, 2009
    Thank you!

    I'll try that. She does get easily distracted. She may be jumping all over you trying to get to her food, but all you have to do is snap your fingers to the side, and she'll pay attention to that, giving you time to run and throw her bowl down before she's at you again. [​IMG]

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