Skip to comments.Waking Up an English Mastiff Dog
Posted on 12/22/2012 6:45:01 PM PST by navysealdad
Get out of the bed I need to get to sleep. Lincoln the English Mastiff is a big cry baby
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That pup is serious about staying on the bed. She should just get in with him and go to sleep.
Not cute to me. The dog is out of control and needs serious training. He runs the house...not the human.
That’s a funny video of a dog that doesn’t mind very well.
It’s funnier at my house as my labradoodle, Sophie was right on it—barking and sounding like she wanted to tear the mastiff to shreds.
Sophie weighs about 14 pounds...........
That is way to much dog for that girl to handle.
He knows she is not the boss . I love Mastiffs and none of mine would have dared climb on my bed or any furniture in my house more than once .
She should buy herself a cot and let him have the bed.
I would guess that is the “Lincoln bedroom”.
Not cute at all. She reminds me of those mothers with a bad three year old I avoid when I’m in line at a checkout while shopping. When they start counting to 10 for the fourth time I want to scream.
I kept thinking the dog was looking at the cat. Maybe he is scared of it.
They are adamant that the master/alpha's sleeping area (i.e. bed) is reserved exclusively for the alpha. I'll occasionally call my dog to hop up on here (especially on cold nights), but he won't come without permission, and is normally reluctant to stay for any length of time. He knows that if he ever challenged me for it, he'd catch hell.
This lady is basically training her dog to defy her.
Cute dog, nice video.
Uh...yeah, the problem is the confusing training:
She’s rewarding disobediance.
There is no way I would put my face that close to a growling dog. He needs some serious training.......or she does.
Both of my sons have English mastiffs. One is loveable and very well-trained. The other is a seriously scary dude and I won’t get near him. The dogs are brothers. It’s just a matter of training.
*Once* when Odin was about a year old, I wanted him to move over so I could stretch my legs.
So he was unceremoniously tossed off the couch and we had an intense 15 minute obedience refresher in the living room.
He was then sent to the dog sofa for a half hour time out.
Almost 2 1/2 years later, all I have to do is say Bubby, move, very quietly and does.
It’s my damn couch and his *privilege* is to be on it with me.
He’s got to assume that in all things.
I don’t care what kind of wonderful fun or delicious food or toy he’s got in his mouth, if I say give it up, he does.
He knows its “mine”, really.
That mess with the Mastiff is not going to end well for either of them.
Never get more dog than you can handle.
There is one well trained bitch in the video, but she isn’t wearing a collar.
After the first couple training lessons, a dog should never receive a command more than once.
No nagging, no pleading, no repeating.
Dogs are smart and they learn fast that you ‘don’t really mean it”.
That woman horrifies me.
People like her are why good dogs get put down.
Not cute at all. This girl has no control and the dog knows it. The nipping and biting...whoa...not cute.
Walk in, attach leash.
Give "OFF" command at the same time the dog is pulled off of the bed using the leash.
Reward the dog for obeying your command.
Lather, rinse, repeat.
[I couldn’t bear watching the whole video...maybe she didn’t say “pretty please”]
Our ACD/border collie mix won’t get on a bed or sofa. I’ve tried to get him up and he won’t. Sort of like Lord Peter Whimsey says of Bunter, he believes in keeping me in my place. Only discipline issue is when he has his leash on to go out he gets excited and bites at it. I wait quietly until he settles down and he does now without me even having to tell him. We have to stop and settle down three distinct places before he’s allowed to get off the porch and we walk. Then we have a great time. He’s getting old - 15. He used to chase and catch Frisbees and other toys for literally hours but now once or twice is all he can do. Mostly he sleeps. One or two miles is all he’s up for.
So I watched it all.
Soon as she “get down” Odin jumped up and started to hop off the sofa and looked at me with such a confused look on his face.
[Ma? Was that you? Get down? Whuh?]
I cannot believe she was right in the dog’s face, looking him in the eye while he’s pulling rank on her.
“I know you’re not gonna bite me.”
Famous last words.
All dogs bite.
If my dogs acted like that...hell, if *I* acted like that, I’d die of shame, not to mention *never* slapping it on the internet so everybody could see what a spectacular idiot I was.
He's just a big sweetie.
reminds me of Boehner and Obama
The alpha of a pack sleeps where ever the alpha desires.
If you let a dog sleep on your bed, you are training it to believe itself the leader.
It doesn’t want to leave the bed because if it *loses* the struggle, it *loses* its position as alpha.
(And good boy, Odhinn! What a smart boy!)
Every day is a blessing. You can only try to love them back as much as they love you.
I’d say both dog and owner need more training.
Agreed. That’s an excellent book. Hopefully some Freepers who are new to dog owning will pick it up.
I think the dog thought the whole thing was a game; The dog repeats the classic play-bow posture, while wagging it's tail. Even the woman is laughing, so I think she knows this is a game, too.
I wouldn't be all that surprised if she had invited that dog up onto the bed five minutes before she went and got the video camera.
That said, of all the things to teach a dog, disobedience shouldn't be one of them.
“Please, please, no more. I’ll tell all the Freepers I know to donate as soon as you let me use your computer again. (I hope you haven’t yet found out that I shed on your computer the last time I used it, yet....) “ —Odhinn
I think we just discovered the real reason why Freep-a-thons have “bursts” of increased donations-—more Freepers become aware of Odhinn’s plight and donate to save him.
When I tell my dog “good night” she will go to her bed. She is never allowed on my bed.
Big dog who doesn’t obey is a bad combination. The dog won that confrontation and is the boss of the house.
LOL...I was just about to FReepmail you and ask where you were.
[get *out* of my head]
To each his or her own. I’ve had dogs all my life, as many as three at a time. Large and small, alpha to very timid. Every one of them has been welcome to sleep in the bed with me. It’s invariably their favorite part of the day, they love it. “Let’s go to sleep” is all they’ve ever needed to hear and off they’ve went, happily. I’ve had a few who wouldn’t and they were the meekest. Even they enjoyed bedtime though, and slept right beside the bed.
Never had a problem with any of them thinking they ruled the house. They all knew I did. I don’t think it’s at all necessary to deprive them of the physical closeness of sleeping side by side just to prove it. They do love it so, all of them I’ve ever had.
Ummm...not the mastiff. That’s alarming.
Growls are never acceptable.
Today the dog thinks it’s ‘fun’.
Tomorrow you get your face ripped off by the monster you foolishly created.
He may have been ‘play bowing’ but to me it looked like a dominant but -very- conflicted dog.
It doesn’t want to bite her..yet also is flaunting its disobedience.
It’s a young dog and is confused by its place in the hierarchy.
Bad habit to ingrain.
She’s laughing because she doesn’t have a clue what’s happening.
A “wagging tail” means *nothing* if you aren’t reading the dog’s body language as a whole.
When Odin is wanting to rip apart somebody who messing with him while he’s the truck, his nub is going a thousand miles an hour and I guarantee you that although he may be “happy”, he is *not* playing a game.
We were working on the barking/clapping seal act but he just can’t get the whole flipper concept right.
[no fish for him]
[woulda been more effective if it looked like he even gives half a rip]..;D
The big difference is that when you tell the dog “off,” he jumps off the bed. I like having a dog who will sleep next to me, but it is at my bidding.
A 120lb dog who won’t follow commands and growls at his owner is no joke.
Check out the texts of William R. Koehler....THAT is dog training. W.Disney pretty much had his choice of dog and animal trainers/handlers and Mr. Koehler did it well. I will have to study/research your recomended so I can learn the new.
Our dog sleeps in our bed but will certainly get down when I tell her to, although she does sulk about it and give me stink eye while jumping down. She acts like I’ve really offended her/hurt her feelings; she’s quite obedient in all things though, so maybe she still knows I’m her better even though I let her in my bed?
Now, this is cute...
Stupid, stupid woman.
That is a really cute video. Reminds me of when we would take our dog and young son (the age of the kid in the clip) and they would both run and play in the huge mud puddles.
The other parents HATED us as their kids would want to play in them, and whine to mommy when they couldn’t.
Not funny. Not cute. She’s confusing the damn dog. Dogs need things in black and white, like children. I’m crazy about dogs, but this could even be dangerous.
My cat just drapes himself over my legs and dares me to move.