Hi, my name is Ken, I have a year-old Sproodle. I'm here to get tips on behavior.
His name is Vinny, he's a big one, 80 lbs. I did get to see the parents, they were very big too. We got him last February, and since that time, we've been working on obedience, which was successful, except for several behaviors that just won't get better.
When we have visitors, he jumps and jumps and jumps, and then pees on them. He refuses to settle down. We've tried everything found on youtube for jumping. Part of the problem is, we don't get many visitors. He loves other people and other dogs as well.
Complicating this, is his severe car sickness. He gets really sick, including vertigo where it takes hours for him to get back to normal and stop vomiting and heaving. We've tried meds, which don't work, so we basically don't take him anywhere in the car. The vet said to wait a few more months before trying again.
I need tips on stopping the jumping and over-excited peeing, and tips for car sickness. He has the floppy Spaniel ears, which probably complicate the car sickness. He was 10 months old in the pic. We only do minimal grooming, he has flat waves, he gets brushed daily. Thanks for sharing any tips you might have. We're an older couple and need to feel safe that he won't knock us down, so we have to stop the jumping. He's a powerful dog and walks well with a prong collar, we really had no choice on that either. The prongs are rubber tipped and after one walk, he requires no corrections at all.
We tried the prong collar for visitors, it didn't make a difference. We've had 2 trainers, they both recommended an electronic collar, which we feel is abusive and refuse to use one of those on him.
Ken and Vinny