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Old 09-25-2019, 09:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1 Year Old Male Basset with a few issues

I'm re-homing a 1 year old Male Basset. He's going to be a challenge. He is not toilet trained yet and has little self control when playing. He jumps on me and nips at my arms and legs. The y aren't vicious nips at all. I think we need to assert our leadership immediately. This challenge is just beginning as he isn't with us yet, but soon will be. We have had one Basset in our life many years ago. We successfully toilet trained her but she had few other issues. This big guy is older and possibly set in his ways. Tips on training, leadership and potty training 1 year olds would be much appreciated. We intend to put together a strategy to nip these issues in the butt as fast as we can.
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Old 09-26-2019, 05:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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potty training a 3 mnth old, 1 year old or 20 year old is not any different.

1. create a schedule so when the dog needs to go is predictable. this makes it much easier to avoid accident which is critical to house training.

2. teach the dog a behavior to let you know it need to go out rather than assume either or both will figure something out. see http://www.clickersolutions.com/articles/2001b/bell.htm

3. :" has little self control when playing" see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipT5k1gaXhc

https://resources.bestfriends.org/article/teaching-wait-door-dog-training-plan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLuVl37DrS4

https://www.susangarrett.com/crate-games-online/

https://catchdogtrainers.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Tug-of-War-San-Francisco-SPCA.pdf "Dog owners have been admonished for decades to never play tug of war with their dogs
because of the risk of it increasing aggression and/or dominance in the dog. Even many
dog resource people such as breeders, trainers and veterinarians caution against this
game. This is partly a failure to discriminate between agonistic behavior (conflict
resolution & defensive aggression) and predatory behavior. Also, many people have
issues about witnessing intensity. Intensity is not aggression, however.
Played with rules, tug-of-war is a tremendous predatory energy burner and good
exercise for both dog and owner. It serves as a barometer of the kind of control you
have over the dog, most importantly over his jaws. The game doesn't make the dog a
predator: he already is one. The game is an outlet. It’s intense, increases dog focus
and confidence and plugs into something very deep inside them. The big payoff is in
lowered incidence of behavior problems due to understimulation and a potent motivator
for snappy obedience. There is a maxim in training: control the games, control the dog.
It's also extremely efficient in terms of space and time requirements. "
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Old 09-27-2019, 06:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It's very necessary to correct his behaviors before he has been formed a fixed habit. An excited puppy would pee uncontrolled but it should disappear near one year old.
The first thing you should do is to set up a schedule for him, including the time to feed, go potty, and play, which is an important step to let him know your rules and build pet ownership. Here is a complete guide: https://www.thesprucepets.com/steps-to-train-your-dog-1118273
What's more, I suggest you should stop him nipping and jumping up to you without your agreement, as they are not polite behaviors for strangers, especially for kids and seniors. Find more tips in http://bit.ly/stop-dog-from-jumping
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