HELP Me, she's more stubborn than I am!!!
I have a 4 year old Basenji named Roxy. Shes a sweet and loving girl (when she wants to be cuddled) and she really is the shining light of my day, but shes so stubborn! I have been able to teach her commands such as ,sit, down, leave it, trade, high 5, and speak. She's really very smart and she picks up VERY quickly, almost TOO quickly. That all sounds good and dandy except she never does things I ask her to do when I tell her to do them. I know she CAN, I just dont think she WANTS to! Shouldn't my DOG want to please her owner?! She seems to ….have to think about it first. It's as if she's deciding if it's worth her while! She tends to only do things if shes getting a treat in return! If she doesnt do it I do tend to repeat myself and that just makes her chuckle, I swear she's laughing at me in her mind. I try getting louder and she just ignores me or looks at me like "yeah right mom you and what army?!" I am getting so frustrated and Ive tried everything, dog trainers, daily sessions, etc she just doesnt feel like listening to me, oh and crate?! yeah RIGHT, she's learned how to open it and get out when Im not home. Does anyone have any ideas?