Dog jumping

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  1. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    EUREKA! I found it! Feel so obtuse for not thinking of it sooner! When Shiva starts to jump up on me and I don't want her to, I've been putting my hand on top of her head. Stops her cold! Then I can tell her she's a good girl and do what she really wants me to do - pet her! 'Course sometimes I still let her up - just can't resist those Fila hugs . . . :D
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    Is that like when you are bathing them and they get ready to shake? Stop the head, stop the shake? Sound great!
     
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    That should work . . . I hadn't thought of that application. I usually shut the shower door in a big hurry and encourage them to shake in there, then have a bath sheet ready when I open the door. It's a real rodeo - like a bull coming out of the chute! :D
     
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    I was a groomer for one year to at North Star Kennels. I never want to be a groomer ever ever ever again. The shake starts at the head. Like when a duck wants to flog you with it's wings, u hold that bird by the neck and it will be as good as gold. I found out I was allergic to dogs a few years ago. I have heard of other people that have had mass exposure to kennels having this happen to them as well. the doc said he never saw such a reaction. Told me they had to go. Might as well have to me to part with my arms and legs.....so these guys get a bath every other day. Their coats are clean and slick (i use my shampoo and cream rinse so their skin doesn't dry out) and no allergy reaction. I like having dogs that smell good and feel great too. They have to stay in the tub until the water has drained out, and then lay down in the tub and be covered with towels to steam dry for awhile. They actually learned to love it. When Bronki got the cancer the bath was all important to him, i think the steam relieved the pain I didn't know he had in his treachea. (I had him put down as soon as we found out. He didn't suffer long. We thought he had a bronchial infection.) No messy water, no shake.....because when it gets to the head I use a wash cloth and do they ever like that part. When I am gentling a puppy that hasn't had much exposure to people I get a warm wash cloth and gently rub it in the direction a mother's tongue would go. I do not ever get soap in their eyes or water in their ears. They are easy. Washing my Mom's dogs are not. Put your head on the top and no shake I promise!!!!!!! Mary now wants her bath on her bad arthritic days like today when the wind is bad out of the north. i ache and so does she so I let her soak for a while. It is so funny to see them getting sleepy, and trying not to dip their snouts in the water as their heads nod. The neighbor takes his dog out and uses the cold hose. I think he should do the same with himself. Warm water is wonderful and if the bath is a good temp, not to hot for some, warm as toast for others, the dogs will love it.
     
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    Mine will go clean themselves off in the wading pool I keep in the yard for them when they've been out in the pasture and gotten cow muddy. They even get in and wash off when there is ice in it sometimes! Strange critters they are. Bimmer just makes an effort not to get muddy when it's too cold . . . that dog has more sense than 90% of the human population. He's the one who taught the girls to wash off before coming inside.

    They're so funny in the water. Both girls will stick their heads under the water and blow bubbles. I've never seen dogs do that before.

    I don't have a bathtub, just a shower, so life gets soooo interesting when they have to have a shampoo. They'll stay out in the cold rain for hours, but a warm shower? UN-UH! They're such big sillies.

    We did have yellow tomcat once, CJ, who loved to get in the bathtub. He would put his head under the water, and even stick it under the spigot. He had bathtub toys he loved to chase in the water, just like a kid.
     
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    I have a shower head that detaches and can be set at different levels of water jet strength. When I washed Jim's dog that had a dense undercoat and was shedding i appriciated this attachment more than you know...the power spray stripped that undercoat that was shedding without ever having to brush. I haven't seen any in the stores for a long time so i pray mine doesn't wear out. Mary likes it when she is a soaking and i put it down beside her so she can have the hot tub experience. Rinsing out soap is just so much easier.
     
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    Heres a couple things I have done that work in the past you can try either one.

    The first being if your dog truly enjoys human company and gets so excited that she jumps do this. When people come in the door and she jumps on them simply remove her from the room and put her in her kennel and leave her there and let her cry and whine and beg but she will eventually learn. OH when I jump up on these people I get yelled at and am put away from all the fun and thats not right.

    Anouther then is to always keep a leash with you and when you know someone will be coming in the door hook the leash on your dogs coller and be ready. And then when your visitors are coming in be ready and when you feel him getting ready to jump um pull your dog down and say NO! Like the kennel after awhile your dog will get the hent hopefully and learn that once it stops jumping it can be around the people.

    And also keep treats by your door and so if you try either method those few times the dog doesent jump up have the guest give the dog a treat while just inside so the dog learns hey this is cool not only do I get alot of attention when i don't jump but I also get treats!

    Hope this helps
     
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    ignore that it was meant for a different post
     

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