Sorry, I want to avoid licking on my feet

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  1. tony_hk

    tony_hk New Member

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    Maybe I am a bad owner. I know my dog licks me to show love and attached to me. But I do not like the feeling, especially when I just finished a shower... I also concern about health problem...

    I really don't want to say "NO" to him because he is doing something good...

    What can I do?
     
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    Julie Are You Blowing Me Off?

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    Put socks on?
     
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    One of our dogs was a licker. We just kept a toy or something handy when she was around, and when she'd come up and try to lick our feet we'd say, "eh-eh!" to interrupt the thought, and then toss the toy a little ways away so she would go for that instead.

    She would also try to slime us every time we tried to pet her, so as soon as her head would tip towards us and the tongue came out, we'd say "eh-eh!" (you can say it in a calm even voice, and they pick up pretty fast that they are doing something not approved of) and we would fold our arms, hide our hands for a minute, and try again the exact moment she got out of licking mode. After the first couple of times she knew right away that unless she kept her tongue in her mouth and her big nose pointed forward, she would not get petted. She would only forget when we first went to pet her and she was excited. It took a lot of practice, but it did work to stop her licking.

    Don't feel bad, everybody in this house hates the feel of warm slimy dog spit on their skin. Our licker ate chicken poop every time she went outside, so it was especially gross.
     
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    Excellent advice. Would follow and try. Tks...
     
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    quoted from http://www.chazhound.com/forums/showpost.php?p=367081&postcount=5 this post

    from this thread http://www.chazhound.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29277 that I posted for help quite a while ago ;)

    HTH!
     
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    I think if your dog is food motivated, you are VERY lucky. It's training nirvana as far as I'm concerned.
     

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