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Old 06-01-2009, 09:08 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Great post, Jackie! Turns out I am doing some things you already suggested.

I'm having trouble with Chloe when we go out for potty time or for walks. She wears a harness, and the minute she sees someone, or someone with a dog, she gets on her hind legs, pulls and barks her head off. I always bring these high value treats with me for when she goes potty, but I bring extra for when people approach us.

I try telling her no or make her sit, but she just wants to charge (being excited - not aggressive). So people come over with their dogs, and I give the person or child a treat so they can give it to Chloe. She's been terrific meeting even huge dogs smelling their noses and legs.

How can I stop her from doing the "I want to meet you" dance with the barking?

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Old 06-01-2009, 02:38 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Turn around and walk away, then do some obedience (sit, down) to get her head. Try again. Repeat until she is calm and can sit and wait when asked.

I don't like harnesses because they encourage this type of behavior and pulling in general. I would try a Gentle Leader or Easy walk-style harness. If they try to jump with the gentle leader is naturally prevents it. Similarly with the easy walk.
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:38 PM   #13 (permalink)
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this is great thank u !!!
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Thanks, very good post and great info.
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Thanks Jackie!
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