10-15-2017, 06:26 AM
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Lancashire, England
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I agree with Moonstream.
My Dad used to say that a 6 month old Labrador is like an Exocet missile. It's a phase they go through, it lasts until they die.
Management would appear to be your best immediate option and all the options suggested are likely to help.
Whilst physical activity will have an effect, mental activity is more draining.
I would suggest that you look at teaching her "Sit", "Down" and "Wait" (or stay).
Take 5 minutes, no more, go into a room where there's only you and your pup, have a LOAD of treats ready** and teach using hand signals only (if you need help on that, let me know). No sound. No cues, no commands, hand signals only.
If you can't verbalise, you can't raise your voice, you can't shout, stress levels have less of a chance to rise. If you're getting nowhere, walk away, give it an hour and try again.
Later in the day, next day, whenever, do it again.
Get her to do it inside, on her own; inside, with your older dog in sight (starts to be closer to your older dog, but is learning to restrain herself), outside on a walk, anywhere, any situation, etc.
You can achieve a few things. Management sorts your immediate problem. Sit and down puts your pup in a situation where it's not possible to be rough. Stay means that in tight places, one dog goes through at a time.
**NB When using food treats like this, before you start, weigh them and adjust the next meal so that overall daily food intake is the same.