Ok, I read the Sotd page and saw pictures. I understand the concept. I will try it. I might try it tonight around ten, when she becomes hyper.
Question: due to the curiosity and jealousy of being left out, should I put my older Doberman. In another room? To keep Simone's focus only on me?
No reward is given, got it.
Once she does well with this exercise, should it be used as a time out, when she becomes hyper, or biting?
She was trying to get my dogs leash from me, as I was walking with it. I turned away from me, And she but my butt (ouch!) she is punishing me for not giving her the leash, so I walked her to get pen, I walked outside, closed the door and drapes ( cant see me). until she calms down. She bites also when she can't have something, grr, just like a child.. Sent from Petguide.com Free App
No, not tonight when she becomes hyper! That she is hyper does not mean that she is not exhausted (think two year old child who missed her nap)... she does not know where her off switch is. This will help her learn that, but this is not when you teach it.
Do you mean put your elder dog out of the room when you are doing Sit on the Dog? I don't think this matters, as long as she will not interfere (if she does, send her in the bedroom with your husband, I guess). The puppy does not need to focus on you. The puppy needs to cool her jets, that's all... and, become resigned to her fate that right now she is not at liberty to do as she wishes, and must wait.
Initially, this exercise teaches self-control. It also somewhat redefines her status in relationship to you. I THINK I would not be using it as a time out or for discipline... initially, I know I would not. It is not punishment... it teaches a different state of being. I think a lot of your issues are going to vanish, between some self control and a bigger, more stimulating life...
How much is her pen used as a punishment/time out? If this is a BAD place, that could also be a small part of the reason she is so unhappy sleeping in there, and being in there in general.
I really think that at night she is over-tired.
You're right that she is like a child LOL! I want what I want when I want it! Maturity is the antidote to this. In addition, I would work on teaching a "leave it" command. This is basically a zen exercise... you get something you want by not TAKING something else you want. This starts with you sitting on the floor with a treat in your open hand right above the floor. When she moves to take the treat, you close your hand (leaving it exactly where it is, and still) and tell her to "Leave it!" in a neutral/pleasant voice. Then, she gets to shred your hand with teeth and claws <vbg>.Do NOT repeat the command, just wait. When she gives up and backs off even a tiny bit, say "YES!" and give her a DIFFERENT and maybe better treat from the other hand. When she backs off more quickly, you can test by opening your hand again, closing again with a repeat of the "Leave it!" command if she tries to take it. Lather, rinse, repeat until you can have food in your open hand, and she stays back with a command and waits expectantly. This will probably take several short sessions over a period of a couple of days. Then, you change the location of the item to be left (in your shoe, on the couch, in a bowl, between the pages of a magazine... have fun and be creative!) and use different items (that she wants) for her to leave, pay with a DIFFERENT item that she also wants (leave a paper towel, get a tug toy and a few minutes of play, for example)... do NOT incorporate her food dish in this - not fair!
I am not sure what to advise you about the butt chomp. I prefer to deal with infractions like this swiftly and briefly, but most of what I would choose to do would be liable to get this pup coming back at you (which is not a good or productive thing). I think that once you have a better and different relationship with her, that she will actually care about your displeasure (she probably cares now, but doesn't know what to do about it and that makes her frustrated and antagonistic)... at any rate, I think that a simple, firm, brief expression of displeasure will be effective later (hopefully soon)... in my house, that chomp would have got a pup snatched by the side of the neck, a little jerk forward, and a low "Hey!"... I would then walk away immediately before the pup had time to react. The next time I interacted with the pup (like in three seconds, probably), what had happened would be over and done with and we would be moving on. The briefest discipline is usually the best discipline... more than that becomes a fight, and nobody wins.