We had a professional trainer come out to show us where to really begin with Rose. She is a typical 7 month old Rottweiler from what I hear. Unmannerly, bullies, wants to do her own thing, nips, pulls on the leash (drags me around rather), flat out doesn't listen. I was to the point where I am getting new bruises every day from her.
The trainer that came has worked with dogs for 20 years and currently trains German Shepherds as police dogs. So I figured his training would be pretty aggressive. The entire session was done on leash. He would walk Rose and if she tried to pull him or go where she wanted, he "popped" the leash straight up and said NO. By the end of 15 minutes, she was a completely different dog on a leash. She was walking right next to him and not pulling at all. Obviously, she was scared of him, but she was minding. Then he had me do the same thing. It took a bit longer, but she finally understood she had to listen to my commands. While he was here she actually listened to me! She stopped pulling me around and sat when I asked, even laid down when I told her down! As for the nipping me he said to roll her lip over her teeth to show her she has teeth, and do it every time she bites.
Anyways, it's been two days since the trainer was here and she is back to her old ways. I still do the training he taught me...it seems the only way she listens is if I get an angry tone in my voice. She is much better about the crate (she was bulldozing me to get out) Now she sits and, for the most part, waits for me to say OK come out. The idea was every time she flat out ignores my commands to take her straight outdoors and work her. Walk, sit, walk, sit, stay, down walk etc. & come back in and try again.
Does anyone else train with these techniques? My main issue is it's pretty physical-so I am sore, and also, she doesn't seem to want to follow any commands while inside Also, it was odd to have zero treats involved, which is all I was doing before-positive reinforcement.
While I'm posting, I'm having issues with her snatching up whatever she wants in her mouth. I tell her drop it and she eats whatever it is faster!! Absolutely refuses to drop it. (I know I'm supposed to offere treats to trade, but 99% of the time that doesn't work)