Lab is a raving maniac. I try to make sure that everything I do with him that involves fun for him is structured and involves commands and training. Including mealtime. Im having trouble with the fact that he is getting very strong now and feels the need to prove it regularly. He was really good till 2.5 months now He is totaly unruly. He knows the sit, nobite, bad dog/good dog commands. I reward for all good things. I have never given treats yet. Not even for training. I also do not tug a war and we still working on the drop command. He totally blocks me out when im giving him a command when outdoors. He is 100% house trained but when I take him to say my folks house for dinner he goes around inside the house tinkling trying mark his zone I think. He is also rough with my 8 yr old neices even though I showed them how to put him on the floor and hold him to show dominance hes getting to strong for them to do that. Im getting him fixed very soon. But not sure what else to do. He pretty much just loses his mind sometimes.
I dont think he is agressive more like hyper. We have a big yard with two older labs and he gets plenty of excercise and truck rides etc.
Should I resort to training with treats? Dont really want to. Or is this kinda like thedog version of terrible twos?
I had my old dog for 15 years but im new to the puppy thing.