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I have a 2yr old castrated male, his name is Dunkin. He is a BIG boy, weighing over 125lbs. He is a love, I started puppie school when he was young and loved it! He is a very social dog, with humans(loves children)and other animals.He is very outgoing, always happy, never head shy.He is very smart and knows how to get what he wants, but on the other hand he knows I'm the boss! My house is constantly filled with family and friends, he (dunkin) loved them all! The problem i've been dealing with is when my company gets up, puts on thier jackets and gets ready to leave, Dunkin will start to grunt, turning into a growl and once my company starts heading to the door, he starts to bark at them and goes right up to them barking, grabing on to the sleeve of the jacket and gets into a 'game' of tug-of-war. I have to pull him off, and will hold him until my friends leave(as he is going nuts barking, if i'm sitting on the couch holding on to his collar, he will drag me and the couch closer to the door, like he wants to go grab them)once the door closes, i let him go. He will go to sniff and grunt at the door, bark, them return to what ever he was doing before. He only does this to certain group ofpeople, people he knows really well too. He see's them almost every day. ( when these people come into the house he is soooo happy to see them) He is crate trained, but if he is in the crate, he will go nuts, he goes crazy. That's why I would rather hold on to him, rather than put him in his cage. How can I stop this behavior issue? It's like he doesn't want them to leave, why? My friend told me that he heard about this, it's a thing that rotties do, they prevent people from leaving his house. Any sugestions would be helpfull. Has anyone ever heard of Rotties doing this?
 

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Rotties do let people in but do not want them to leave.


This will take a while.Start with people he does not do this with.If you need a pinch collar for more control use it.


Have himgo where ever youwant him to be when people leave(a blanket on the floor will do)make him lay therewhile they get ready to leave.If he stays there praize him for staying and not causing trouble.Do this alot with people he does not act up with.Make sure he stays there the whole time,and is quite.Again it will take alot of time and energy on your part.Always praise for good and correct for bad.He should give in,once he learns he has to sit or lay quietly while the people are leaving.


And when ever you take him any where make him sit and wait while people walk out of any bulding you are in.


Keep us posted.


Donna
 

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Rottie love, Hi and welcome....... I agree with Donna , I keep a leash by the door for my 5 month olds to stop them from jumping or rushing people at my door.Question for you do your guest say goodbye to your rottie when they are getting ready to leave? make over him with goodbye's ? stop that if they are because they are asking permission to leave ( in your dogs eyes ) I have 4 rotts and I do not let people talk to my dogs when they first come in or right before they leave, believe it or not it keeps them in a unexcited state when I need it ! They will go over to the person and try their darness to get their attention but as long asyoudon't talk or pay anyattention to them ..... they leave and go lay down . Then when my quest aresettled they can call the dog over and pet them at their call. It works but you have to be consistent ! It takes a little time for them to get it but they will get it ... I also have a 107 lb. female and 145lb male... with 4 rotties I have to have controlat the door( I don't have enough hands)
I rescued my male 2 yrs ago when he was 5 and it took him about 2 days to get it ! everyone has to do it or itdoesn't work. good luck with your baby
 

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I have never heard of that. My rott loves when people come over that is when he goes crazy, he gets so excited he settles down after about 10 or 15 mins. But he is fine when they leave. Hedoes bite at my husband when he leaves for work and it is only when he has his work jacket on if he goes out with his other jacket on he isfine. I don't know what that is about though.And he will pester one of my friends tilll she leaves if shes been over for awhile. Other wise he's fine when people leave.
 
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