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We purchased your book series and have found the information contained within its pages of immense help with some dominance issues in two of our dogs, but we are having a serious problem with our most submissive dog and I need help in solving it.
We have 5 large dogs total, 3 Standard Poodles and 2 Golden doodles (Standard Poodle/Golden Retriever crosses). All 5 live in our home with us, and up until we read your book, had total freedom to be inside or outdoors via a doggie door. We have chosen to close it for now until the 2 aforementioned dogs begin to recognize us as alphas and not equals.
Daisy, a female standard poodle is now about 15 months old. We acquired her when she was 5 month old and she has been the sweetest, most wonderful dog until about 3 weeks ago. All of a sudden, she appears bored with everything and is becoming destructive. She digs and continually gets out of our yard. We make one hole escape proof and she digs another one.
If we leave her in the house and then go somewhere (even though she has the other dogs for companionship), she counter/desk surfs and destroys things. She figured out how to open doors when she was about 7 months old (although we didn't teach her that), but I never minded that she opened a door, because she would just jump on the bed and sleep. I always figured it was her way to get away from the other dogs. Now, after her chewing 3 pairs of dress shoes, we have to lock our doors. I have tried buying her a lot of toys lately, but the other dogs take them from her (again, she is the most submissive).
We have had her involved in agility training since we purchased her and now she even acts bored in our weekly class. She just sits and refuses to perform unless I force her to on-leash. She was working very well off-leash until 3 weeks ago. She is not spayed and has not yet had her first heat. We had hoped to breed her. My husband keeps thinking that this newly expressed behavior may be related to some weird nesting desire. She is driving me crazy. I don't know what to do with her.
Any help you could render is greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your email.
Well I think it will be a process of elimination to find out the root of the "depressive tendencies" that she seems to be exhibiting. Sometimes with an already submissive dog, enforcing the alpha techniques can be emotionally detrimental and this may well have happened in this case.
What you'll have to do, as carefully as possible, is start treating her as more of an equal to you, when the other dogs can not really intervene or preferably observe. This will have the effect of boosting her confidence around you and reducing her depression and boredom.
Her destruction may be hormonal, that is certainly not uncommon, but it just about certainly will be exaggerated by the fact that she is feeling even more frustrated about being at the bottom of the pack, (which has obviously just been intensified with the alpha dog training).
It would be a good idea to take her to the vet to have her checked out in case there is any other underlying problem.
For now I think this is all I can recommend to you, however if this is not helpful you may certainly write me again.
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