Sashapit11 wrote:PS yesterday she freaked me out, she had stood up to the counter and took one of our knives out of the sink and turned into a chew toy,.. the plastic handle part,.. I think we need to crate her,..
My Sadie did that once. She chewed on the handle and then ran to me with the blade in her mouth. Yeah we babygated the kitchen that day and she is never in there unsupervised. Her food/water bowls are right outside the door and we've pushed all the knives back as far as we can and hide the others in drawers. So I've been there. You're not alone!! haha.
Now onto my question,
I've had Sadie for about 8 months now (she's 10 months atm) and I never knew about the NILIF technique. I did reading and I have trained other dogs but in other ways. I already do some of these techniques however is it too late in the game to start this technique? I've tried the ignoring of her wanting attention before and its difficult because she'll jump up with her front paws and put them on me and then just stand there pawing at me until I push her away which sometimes turns into a battle of her coming back again and again. Do I just ignore it the first time and let her paw at me? Because boy is she one stubborn pup! Pre-teenages I swear!