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7/17/09 9:29 A

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No problem about the coonhound... The beagle forum is for anyone with any dog that has an interest in beagles whether they even own one or not. :D And if you do have a beagle with another breed...hey...it's all in the family. Even cats, fish, spiders...whatever! Ha!

I know it's not always easy to turn one's back on a cute jumping pup who just wants attention, but it does work. We were told not to even say anything and not to even look at your dog. Simply turn around when she jumps and do something else with your back to your dog. Once moments have passed and the dog has stopped trying to jump, you can acknowledge appropriate behavior with loving attention. Dogs LOVE it. They do give up when others ignoring them (USUALLY...there are some persistent buggers. LOL)

One of the dog/owner clients complained that their little chihuahua pees and gets so overexcited to see them when they come home. The head trainer, seeing as the young woman was this sweet, ditsy little blond number, says, "Let me guess...when you come home, do you start drooling over your dog...'Ooh...Bitsy, Bitsy.....sweet little Bitsy, Come to MaMa' while letting her lick your face, etc.?" Her husband rolls his eyes and points to his young, new wife nodding his head yes! And she's all red in the face, "Sort ooooffff..." The trainer said, "YOU are the cause of your dogs behavior....." She went on to explain how overwhelming that was especially for little dogs. Her solution? The dog is crated when they leave (as she was destructive with severe separation anxiety due to this "over loving" stuff). When they come home, it was suggested that they not immediately let the dog out. Do a few things completely ignoring the dog (who will probably start barking and whining). Eventually, very "non-chalantly", open the dogs door a tad and walk away talking to each other but not the dog. Turn your back and ignore if the dogs jumps....only begin to pay attention when the dog calms down and even then, NO drooling over it and babying it... it only invites trouble.

I have a friend who does this lovey thing and ignores this advice. She feels, "What's the point of having a dog if you can't smother it." I smother Ellie at times, but not all of the time. She does have an element of separation anxiety and it could be from even occasionally smothering. The bottom line (in the words of a trainer). Fine...but then don't complain if the dog pees, jumps, rips and tears thing while you are gone. Simply put...you can't have it both ways. They were VERY MUCH the realists. Bet they are great at raising kids too. LOL





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I know this isn't the coonhound forum, but I can't help but compare and contrast their behavior since we have one of each. We were so much more diligent with training the coonhound because he is 67 lbs and TALL vs. little Zoe who is 25 pounds and a 13" beagle, so we haven't been good about teaching her not to shamelessly put her paws on people. She doesn't jump for anything but treats, ha ha! But it is something I have noticed in general about smaller dogs, too often the owners (me included) aren't as good about training them because it seems so much more innocuous.

Anyway thanks for sharing the link!

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7/17/09 8:56 A

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I sure can use this. Corkey & Alexis are so happy to see people that is just their way to greet everyone. It their hugs. We need to work on this.

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Miss Ellie and I need to work on this. Especially since my in-laws come over and are very elderly. Don't want her to knock them down. She doesn't usually jump on us (except when we've been gone awhile) but will on visitors.... Our trainer had given the idea about turning your back...here's more:

www.dogage.com/care/tipoftheweek.asp
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