Joni mentioned she sees the beagle in the dog
Great. Explains a buttload of issues, including the stubbornness, the "can walk off leash only if totally bloody exhausted, and the leash pulling. Beagles themselves need to be trained from day one, and given more than just "a lot" of exercise. I know. I've lived with one. And he was a right terror, because he was not trained fully, they half-assed it, then slacked after that. So he had full "terrorizing territory".
So now we know: German shepherd, Labrador, beagle. Personally what an awful mix x.X
We have the smart, the ball chasing, and the stubborn smashed into one dog. BAH!
Anyways, along with that discovery I will also note beagles I have been around and seen looooove small things to chew. Eat. Demolish. Chase. Aka cats and even smaller dogs (hence why training at the impressionable young ages is absolutely positively without a doubt needed).
I am getting her tags today. I was going to get (reminder, dog's name is no longer "Getti") Pan's collar, but now I can't since Jim (beardie) needs a new heat lamp, since his died. I've temporarily used a household bulb, which has not needed to be used too much thanks to the boiling weather
I might walk her there. Get all the piss and vinegar out, make her subjected to a foreign situation (pet store) etc.
On the note of Pan... Think she realized I've had enough. She almost tripped me (we have a step/ledge between the addition aka bootroom, and the kitchen), then almost yanked me down the stairs outside. DANGEROUS.
I hauled her back, she tried to "dominate" (standing up on two legs, bringing paws over your arms, is NOT acceptable), and I plopped her butt right back down by her scruff and just outright snapped. "I am NOT putting up with this crap anymore! ENOUGH!" And yes, I know, dogs don't understand blah blah blah, raising your voice (I was not yelling, just not using my "indoor" voice) is bad so on so forth... It wasn't even out of anger, just "fed up, had enough, sit down and shut up" kind of moment.
Well she didn't pull. And she doesn't even wait for me to "make" her sit at the door, she did it herself. And sat at the stairs. And waited for me to go up the stairs first. Then waited for me to tell her she may come in.
I do have a video for you, with me dropping the leash, outside, the same day. Not exactly sure how she extracted "I should probably stop what I am doing" from what happened.
I'll get the video up soon. You should note the posture she had (head lowered, tail lowered, looks at me a few times, etc. She didn't even hurt the cat... And really the cat instigated a lot of the possible nips she could have given x.x You'll see what I mean
I don't usually say anything to her during walks, because it is obvious words were used way too much for this dog that she "tuned people out". Will probably also book her first shots (100.00) for next pay.