01-14-2012, 10:41 AM
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Routine is important, but I have mild ADD so I can understand why it doesn't work either! On the other hand I'm betting you have at least a basic routine whether you realize it or not (you have children, and a husband, and presumably at least one of you has a job, therefor you have a routine to some degree, even if you don't conciensly realize it).
Having multiple methods to recall wouldn't be bad, if for example your current recall method is to say come, then training him to a whistle TOO wouldn't be bad, just don't let the verbal command lapse.
Mental stimulation, games and toys (homemade or storebought) to make him work for his food ought to help with some of the problem.
And yes your dog could be going through a teen/terrible twos stage, just keep working on it and you'll all come out in the end!