I have a terrier and his naughty behaviour is increasing for example, he screams and whines totally out of control when he know he is going for a walk. I say no to him and he has now started a gruble growl at me . On an evening he walk into the front room looks at you and walk off, to go back in his bed in another room. When you shout his name to come back he runs off. He is very demanding of youre attention. We have had him two years and I am now getting sick of this behaviour. When he is out for a walk he has an excellent call back but getting him out, on a morning is becoming increasingly stressfull and I am losing my patience. Please help with some advice as I am prepared to do what I can. we got him from a rescue sadberge and they believed he was bullied by a learcher . We have had him castrated thinking this may calm him down with no results. We have a companion for him also a bitch terrier and they get on really well, she is so layed back. They both get equal attention but while missy will sit upstairs in the front room with you Murphy just stays down stairs and sneaks around the hall way. When you go down to him he ignores you and runs in his room. When people knock on the door he goes absloultely ballistic barking actually screaming. I have told visitors to ignore him and I shut the door clear glass door were he his so that he does not come running up to the visitor and bark at them for attention. He is always hyper to go in the garden, and if you let him out and shut the door he then scratches at the door barks and screams to come back in, you let him in, he then wants to go back out. He actually wants the back door left open so that he can come in and out as and when he wants. Unfortunately this is what we have done. I don't think I have helped this, I feel I have allowed this dominant behaviour because I felt so sorry for him when we rescued him. But I am aware this has to change. When he decides to come upstairs he jumps onto my husbands knee and stares at him to stroke him, he will snuggle in and then when he as had enough he jumps down and goes down stairs. If you called him to come back he does not acknowledge you. However if you were then to go in the kitchen and make noises , he comes running up the stairs, if they is nothing for him he goes right back down the stairs and ignores you. I have tried closing the living room door when he comes up, so that he hasn't got the power to roam around, he does not settle he walks around and around, lays for a few min on the floor and then walks around demanding attention looking at you and looking at the door for you to open. if we ignore this he will then jump on you and starts panting till you just get fed up and open the door and he runs out. He is not the best at socilasing when out for a walk, we have a mussle now on him, and a halkie?? lead that also stops him pulling as he is terrible to walk pulling pulling.
He just seems hyperactive and never relaxes