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    Default How can I mop my floors and NOT have an hysterical dog

    Ok I know we must look at every behaviour as a training opportunity, but Roley is driving me insane. I've got him over the vacuum cleaner chasing and biting with loads of treats and praise but its just not working with the mopping scenario. All I end up with is a floor full of paw prints. If I put him outside he barks like mad and I don't want him annoying the neighbours. So suggestions please anyone!!!

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    I taught our foster pup to lie down just outside our kitchen area every time I entered the kitchen. Took me only 2 days and the only effort on my part was to toss treats at him at random intervals. So you should be able to teach Roley to go lie down somewhere every time you get out the mop? You'll have to practice this a few times a day for it to stick probably. You'll end up with very clean floors.

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    Put in another room?

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    Put in another room?
    Tried that one, scratching the door jumping and barking, drove me nuts

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    I wash my floors with Metho in hot water.
    The hound lays on his sofa and sulks. (really hates the smell)

    Go to your mat..
    Go to your bed..
    Go to your couch..

    This is a good training opportunity (as Beloz said) make good use of it.

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    Sit and treat works for me if its just the kitchen or bathroom. When I do the whole house ( Large area of tiles) Brian is in his crate with a marrowbone. I also try to arrange it around nap time as he sleeps at least 5 hours a day.

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    Frosty sometimes gets locked in the crate... but usually all it takes is to stop the motion and ask her what she thinks she's doing. Really really important to stop when the dog starts getting excited so you might need to mop less more often until the dog works out what their job really is. Lots of treats and praise for being in the right place voluntarily and just keep returning them there with no talk, eye contact or treats if they start chasing.

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    I tell mine off. and stop them.
    my daughter tries this, and dog ignores her and goes for the mop, brush, whatever she's moving around the floor.

    One of us lets the dog get away with it, so behaviour continues.
    One of us is multi tasking and doesnt take prisoners when im in a hurry. So on your bed, MEANs on your bed. And if i have to take the dog 20 times, back to its bed, that's 20 times of training the behaviour. Pain in the butt initially, but worth dedicating a arvo (out of 10yrs) to, as its annoying otherwise.

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    Enough is enough. You've been nice and he's not listening, I would scruff him and put him to bed. Be a bit scary about it and ignore him while you continue mopping. Treats are all well and good if they're higher value then the stimulus. Training has to have two sides to the coin sometimes, it's not all sunshine and roses all the time or the dog just flips you the bird and continues.

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    Totally agree

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