You need to wean him off the food. It's generally termed fading the treat. In the end the treats should be a jackpot type thing and not something given all the time.Your trainer should be explaining this.Hi guys!
As requested, I am sharing the last weeks class at the RSPCA. Apparently, Patch is now a teenager (6 months soon) and is trying to push the boundaries... So we are back to basics... making him work for food and so on which works as long as we have food around. The moment we ran out of food is either "siesta" time and he snuggles up with me like a lap dog OR he gets the crazies. Is this normal?
At 6 months now he is, as you said, going to start pushing his luck as a teen and you may have to be a bit more firm with him.
Just watch his face with it, I recently saw a an American Bully here whos face was raw from the gentle leader.We also changed him to a gentle leader harness which has stopped the pulling and the "I-am-taking-you-for-a-walk-not-the-other-way-around" attitude
Have you tried cow ears? They are better for the dogs than pig ears and a lot harder. If you can get fresh ones with the hair on, it's even better. Many people think it's rather gross but the dogs don't.1) Besides Kong toys and similar... is there any chewable thing out there that could keep him busy for a long time? He chews large size raw hyde bones in 7 days tops and he destroyed a (vegan) pig ear in within an hour. Thank God he does not have access to shoes but he already tried chewing my fiancee's armchair... any ideas?
If your vet and possibly your trainer are happy with his weight, it's fine. He is probably just a bit smaller than some of the others.3) He is growing so much! Patch is at 15 kg last time we checked... His brother from same litter is actually bigger (20 kg) and we recently meet another Aussie bulldog also 6 months and was bigger too (25 kg). It makes me wonder whether Patch is just of a smaller built? The trainer says he is fit and healthy so we are feeding him fine. Any thoughts?
Hope that helped a little bit.
He is looking good and really looks like he is related to my Rocco