Here is a list of some of the things that I didn't realize we signed up for when we adopted him. Do note that this list is for my personal training plan, so we can address each and everything one at a time.
For each item below, you can assume that I am actively managing these behaviors so that (ideally) Beck does not practice them and in turn get really good at them.
- Chases loud cars, loud trucks and motorcycles
- Jumps on people a lot
- Steals food right off your plate if you are not paying attention
- Ace counter surfer
- Seems to be a bit of a freak when it comes to people wearing hoods. He is afraid, but will go quite forward in his fear
- Has taken to growling at my youngest when she tries to move him at night
- Is reactive (barks, lunges) at some other dogs
- Is not the leash walking angel we first met, and he has pulled away from my youngest 2x now chasing a squirrel. Beck does one of those no self control, quick dashing, Lord protect my rotator cuff kind of pulling.
- High prey drive
- Does stoopid young male dog things, like posture with other (some) young males, and he ran straight into a farm fence and injured himself
- Has a degree of separation anxiety (which I knew)
- Shreds toys and homework and what have yous.
- He has been a challenge to teach stay to but is slowly getting it.
-Barks --yes all dogs bark, but he has been seen barking at all manner of things to include letting us know that the sky is blue.
- Destuffed an entire Premier fleece bed that was outside hung up to dry
Update--the kids would like me to add freak about the hair dryer. Middle daughter said she thought he had a stroke when she turned it on. Same from me for the vacuum. One will assume same for lawn mower and weed wacker.