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Old 11-29-2012, 12:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So in light of the thread about unexpected off leash larger dogs coming toward our fluffs.... I wanted to post this:

You should teach your little dog a "Lift Up" or "Pick Up" command. This will make the swift grab that happens in situations like those less jarring or unexpected for your pup.

Every time I pick my dogs up I say "Lift up"..... I've done it with both since they came home. Gus will actually help "jump" a bit when I put my hand under him. Grace just holds very still.

But I say, "Lift up" then pick them up.... Makes it much easier.

If I had to swoop them up really quick, it would be easy and they both would know what to expect
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I use the command lift and Lucky stands there wagging his tail to be lifted. It is a great command.
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Great idea. We use 'up' for Gustave and he helps with a little hop.
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Oh that is such a good idea. I have never done that with Milo
Never too late to start I guess.
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Oh that is such a good idea. I have never done that with Milo
Never too late to start I guess.
No it's not.... Just start saying your command every time you pick him up
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Good idea! I pick mine up regularly whenever we run into off leash dogs. Living in a rather isolated location in the country, it seems to attract the irresponsible owners with out of control dogs.
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This is a fantastic way to pick my boy up .. We were out tonight in scotland walking and a yorkie off the leash came charging over with mine on a tight leash she lunged at him snapping I grabbed him up pronto !! I was so mad and to.d that woman to get it on a leash if she can't control her dog , she replied " she don't like white dogs !!!" oh I walked away fuming !!!!!! X
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Great idea! I guess I already have been teaching Leila a command when I pick her up. It seems I always say "come here" as I'm lifting her...even though she's already there, haha. I think I'll go with your command and start saying "lift up" instead so she'll know the difference in being lifted and when I'm telling her to come when she's not right beside me. I didn't even think about my saying what I do until you posted this.
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Tori -- great reminder. I use "pick up" for mine and it does come in handy.
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