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    Default Yip-yip-bark-yip-bark-BARK-YIP-YIP!!!-BARK!!!!-YIPyip-AhoooOOOO!

    OK... very eager, engaged, fierce little puppy DEMANDS our instant attention when she WANTS our attention or our potato chip or affection another dog is getting or what EVER!!!!

    She's only 10 weeks old and I'm reluctant to be harsh. Tried NO! Then HUSH! Then HUSH (hold her muzzle shut). The only thing that seems to work is picking her up and putting outside the slider (i.e., a time-out.) And it's hit and miss right now.

    Anyone got any other suggestions?

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    No new, bright ideas here. Nothing you don't already know. Stand your ground..... she needs to learn the world doesn't revolve her. Be firm & fair with commands and continue holding muzzle with hush or quiet - no bark. When she persists put her in a crate & listen to the noise. You're doing the right things - she wants it her way and needs to learn she gets it when she does what you want! Be patient, definitely not always the easiest thing to do. I am fighting with a 11 month old who is trying to run 4 other dogs as well as me. She's really a neat dog and will be a great performer when we get there.

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    Spray bottle... If water doesn't work, add vinegar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by huntinman View Post
    Spray bottle... If water doesn't work, add vinegar.
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    I'll try it. But she's a little toughy. What's the proportion of vinegar to water?

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    X 2 Work most of the time.
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    A previous thread gave the mix ratio.
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    Teach the puppy some self control. The 'It's Yer Choice' game from Susan Garett is very helpful for this process:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipT5k1gaXhc
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    Seems counterintuitive, but it works.... Teach her to bark ("speak") on command when she is not amped up and already yipping on her own. Now that you are in the driver's seat, it is easier to then teach the "quiet" command.

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    I am having the same issue with my 12 week old pup. She thinks its ALL about her.

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