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I've got her on her leash attached to my belt. nilf has begun.

Good. Were you able to order those books I mentioned? Especially the cautious canine. I'd try that first. Tara

I just ordered. I looked at some of the pages and it looks very good. I'm not a big reader unless I'm interested. It def has the info I'm looking for. It would be easier if it were video. I tendto learn easier that way.
I just ordered. I looked at some of the pages and it looks very good. I'm not a big reader unless I'm interested. It def has the info I'm looking for. It would be easier if it were video. I tendto learn easier that way.

The Cautious Canine is short and a very good read. I think you will be glad you ordered it.

Lynne
HOw am I supposed to train doggie when my kitty wants to play with her? He jumps and attacks her tail and her long fur on her neck and swats her face while he's standing up to get to her.

She seems to be getting sit and stay pretty well. Even sitting up begging. But the laying down she's being a bit stubborn about.

Food n water, how do I get her to drink more in the day so she won't have to go at night? If I take up her water at night, she's up mid of night sighing really loud because she wants water. BUT, if I take up water too late, she wakes me up at 4 am to go outside.

I know that by taking up her food at night, and trying to get her to eat at certain times not free feeding her is the way to go. But I'm afraid she will starve herself lol. She is soo picky about food. She wants the good human stuff.
When I tried to train her earlier I guess I just didn't have anything worth working for. I just bought some of that " natural " food that looks like a sausage roll. I slice that up and cut into peices and she LOVES that and actually will work for it. I saw a changed dog. I've never seen her so ... I dunno what to call it. NOt happy cus she jumps up and down and goes nuts when happy, I'd say interested. Before when I tried training her she looked at me like I was stupid. Now she actually listens.
I hope this stuff really works for her actions towards my daughter. It's not serious right now, but if I don't act upon it now it could get.
now, how am I supposed to get her food n water to her while she's attached to my hip? do I just set it next to me where ever I am if I'm sitting for a lil bit?
Now I'm confused. I get picked apart for treating my ... a human you probably won't fit in here very well.

That's because he is wrong, and my guess is that he is bitter because he didn't get the affirmation he was looking for.

I'm not sure if you are being funny or slow. I've now said 3 times, I was looking for advice on how to train the dogs to use their dog houses. I never asked for nor wanted advice on how to ditch the dogs.

-Robert
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I take her out last thing between 10:30 and 11:30 at night. When she does wake me up, it's usually at 4am. I should take up or make less available hours before then right?
I don't just give her human food, my daughter (2)sometimes throws her food on floor and doggie(4) will go and clean it up. But now that she's attached to me, she shouldn't be able to get to it.
Food n water, how do I get her to drink more in the day so she won't have to go ... wants water. BUT, if I take up water too late, she wakes me up at 4 am to go outside.

Dogs are really pretty good about regulating their water intake. How long does she hold before she has to go (I forget how old you said she was, but am assuming she's not a pup)? I don't generally like the idea of withholding water, but in this case, you may want to offer a little, so she can get a drink if she wants, but not so much that it makes her want to pee. Or, you can just put a few ice cubes in her water bowl so she can get a sip if she wants, and will have a supply of water as the ice melts (assuming she won't just eat the ice).
I know that by taking up her food at night, and trying to get her to eat at certain times ... But I'm afraid she will starve herself lol. She is soo picky about food. She wants the good human stuff.

Boy, does she have you well trained! Don't give her human food. Put down her food on a schedule; we feed twice a day. If she doesn't eat in about 10 minutes, pick up the food and put it away. At the next meal, offer her the same. Some dogs will hold out for a few days, in the hopes that the human will cave (and many do), but most normal dogs will not starve themselves to death. I would absolutely not doctor the food in any way to make it more enticing, at least not until she has the hang of it, and is eating when given the opportunity to do so.
now, how am I supposed to get her food n water to her while she's attached to my hip? do I just set it next to me where ever I am if I'm sitting for a lil bit?

Forget about the food. That should only be given on a schedule. Give her frequent access to the water bowl. Put it also on cue, so she knows that she is being given a chance to drink if she's thirsty.

Suja
I'm not sure if you are being funny or slow. I've now said 3 times, I was looking for advice on how to train the dogs to use their dog houses.

You cannot train your dog into such complex thinking as 'Hmmm. It's raining. I better go inside that dog house and take shelter so I don't get wet'. You can take the dogs inside the dog house and make them stay every time it rains, but that's not what you were after.
I never asked for nor wanted advice on how to ditch the dogs.

You are being told that some dogs really much prefer living indoors with plenty of human contact, to living outdoors, and that it might be best for these dogs to find such a living situation, since you can't provide it for them. It's about doing what is in the best interest of the animals that are under your care.
Suja
I know that by taking up her food at night, and trying to get her to eat at certain times ... But I'm afraid she will starve herself lol. She is soo picky about food. She wants the good human stuff.>>

She will not starve herself. Don't give her human stuff. Present food twice a day (after having her sit and wait for permission). If she doesn't eat in within 15 minutes, pick it up and don't give her ANYTHING until the next meal. Nothing. No coaxing, coddling, feeding. Here it is, or it goes away. Most dogs are social eaters and prefer someone nearby without hovering. Try it. If you hang in there, she WILL learn to eat when food is presented.
I hope this stuff really works for her actions towards my daughter. It's not serious right now, but if I don't act upon it now it could get.

This is where you're wrong. It is* serious right now. It just hasn't escalated to *dangerous. It is about to. You MUST call in help. Books, videos and cyber advice are great but you need IN PERSON HELP.

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
my daughter (2)sometimes throws her food on floor

Tell her to stop doing that. She's too old to be doing that crap.

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
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