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    Default Greeting visitors

    Banjo still get so overexcited every time someone comes through the front door so I organised a 'dog training party' tonight. Unfortunately it seemed I had chosen a bad night for it because eventually only 2 people could come! But we went ahead anyway. I promised them dinner if they would go through the same routine we used to teach Banjo not to jump up on use when we walked in.

    So they had to open the front door a bit, close it again if the dog rushed at them, then try again, eventually come in and if she attempted to jump they had to go out again and start over. Our guests did pretty well and I left them do their bit without much interfering at first. But then I got the clicker and treats out aswell and it was cute to see the change in Banjo. Suddenly she seemed to get that this was a serious training exercise and she showed much greater self control.

    I just love it when you can see a dog try so hard to contain their urges.

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    I love it too beloz. Kind humbling isnt it, that your dog will do this.

    Nice dinner party. I love the idea

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    I need to try this as I have the same issue. Great idea!

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    It is a great way to teach....I still like "place". And you also need lots of friends to teach that one.

    I love training with the RSPCA dogs, becuase there are so many people willing to help teach a dog LOL and I do not even have to cook Dinner


    Sounds like Banjo had a fun night....."all about the dog night"
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    I must admit that after a big dinner and a few glasses of wine I kind of lost the motivation to enforce good manners a bit and my friends had to push her off their laps a few times to prevent getting dog slobber all over their faces. Fortunately they are dog people...

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    LOL.......Thank doG for dog people......If people do not like dogs, they probably do not like visiting us either, our dogs are quite well behaved, but they are still a large presence
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    He he he, gotta love that large dog presence. Im not beyond harnessing that myself. In fact, Bernie does hand signals, so i have even given him the 'rev up' signal to end her visits.

    feel guilty confessing that, oops. Not enough to stop me using it again though.

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    What a great idea ... I need to do some "greeting visitors with manners" training ... Ruby gets that excited, she actually hits herself in the head with her own tail!

    Banjo sounds like she did really well.

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    My old dog used to do that with her whip tail, findeb! I can still see her squinting to avoid the tip of her own tail when she was really happy. Aww! Banjo has a shorter, hairy, curled tail, so it doesn't feature as prominently. Her paws do though! And she tries to mouth too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    My old dog used to do that with her whip tail, findeb! I can still see her squinting to avoid the tip of her own tail when she was really happy. Aww! Banjo has a shorter, hairy, curled tail, so it doesn't feature as prominently. Her paws do though! And she tries to mouth too.
    Yes, I just noticed last week that as she runs down the hall to meet me as I come home from work (her tail swing builds up momentum until her body just curls one way then the other) that she squints, and then I realised that her tail was hitting her in the head. She's such a dag

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