01-10-2016, 11:42 AM
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It's not uncommon for puppies to completely ignore and continue to pester. Leggs was like that with Dexter and our cat and still is at times. I do let my dogs work things out if giving clear signals, fair corrections, and backing off. Simce corrections are escalating and puppy is not backing off, you'll need to intervene.
I managed a lot of it. When very young I placed him in a play pen with chews and toys if unable to supervise closely. When out, I kept him close to me. I rewarded (capturing with verbal marker and treat) all sorts of polite interaction and just calm/relaxing together in the same room. If he started anything inappropriate (walking over to a dog with a chew, stalking the cat, etc.) I interrupted (normally kissy noise or a upbeat "Hey you!"), called him to me as I moved away (often triggers chase/play), and redirected him to a different activity.
Settle on a mat is also super helpful. All of my dogs know this and I use it often. I've trained it to the point I can have all settled, release one to work/interact with me, send them back and release someone else for fun. I also use their settle for when I give out high value chews. No one is allowed to get up and steal from another dog. Taught it by first teaching the settle. Then just management. Redirecting right back the second my puppy got the idea to go visit.
Last edited by kmes; 01-10-2016 at 12:55 PM.