Guest ElleD Posted March 12, 2012 Share Posted March 12, 2012 I've had Boo since November now and things had been progressing well. We were starting to be able to leave her out of the crate alone without her destroying things/having accidents. She also stopped the snapping/growling in her sleep she was doing that I posted about here before. However, I don't know what's changed but these past few weeks she has just become a terror. She's started getting into everything she can in the kitchen. I bought a gate so she can't get in and instead, she'll knock anything that's sitting on the bar off. She's stopped peeing/pooping on a regular schedule which means she has accidents in the apartment. Normally, she'll do both when I take her out in the morning before I go to work, but now she's started holding it. She used to sleep through the night but has started waking me up around 4 in the morning to go outside even though she goes out before bed each night (between 10-11 pm). All that, I can normally deal with but now she has become aggressive toward my roommate and this morning, she bit her. Boo's never been food aggressive and since she tends to have some S/A when left alone, we've been giving her treats to occupy her when she's left alone. When my roommate came back today and tried to take the kong, Boo bit her on the hand. I understand that she probably should have just let her finish but we're trying to teach that she gets a treat when we're away so it's a good thing that we leave, not to freak out. Also, she's never once done this before. She'll occassionally growl when my roommate tries to get her to move off the bed or the couch, but that's all. She tends to listen to me more and will absolutely not listen to my roommate. The problem is I would like her to be well-behaved in general, not just when I'm around. I'm not sure what to do. I've been gentle with positive reinforcement and I've gotten mad and yelled at her. She doesn't respond to either. I'm looking at getting her into an obedience class but they're currently full until May. Everything I've read about training greyhounds has said that if they're doing something you don't like, it's because you're doing something wrong. I'm trying to figure out what we're doing to encourage this behavior. I cannot have her biting people. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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