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    Guys, some ppl like ceasar, some ppl don't. Does it really matter? OP is asking members for advice on stopping her dog licking...every member has the right to offer their opinions, as did Macca.

    I don't know much about him, heck he sounds like a salad just kidding) but ppl here did show me links, and I agreed with what I saw on a couple of vids. Others were a bit ho-hum. I'm sure the OP will take EVERY member's advice on board and then act as she/he sees fit. Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    My Staffy girl Ruby licks too...a lot if you let her...your face, eyes, ears, hands, legs, chest...everything.

    We don't mind her "affection", but do stop her when it gets too much. I just say...enough and she stops


    Same here Dorte.... my Stafford loves to give us licks/ kisses too, we just say NO MORE & Floyd will stop.

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    Removed as it was found offensive.
    Last edited by Angela's Gone Batty; 03-29-2010 at 02:22 PM. Reason: Removed so I don't offend others.

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    Any more personal attacks this thread closes. Thanks to all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Any more personal attacks this thread closes. Thanks to all.
    Post removed. I didn't think I had attacked anybody, but that's not my call to make.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    Angela...I would appreciate if you didn't continue to bag Cesar Millan to be honest. Whether you like him or not...he has helped A LOT of dogs and their owners...dogs that might have been pts.

    So how about we just take a deep breath eh...and agree to disagree.

    I don't like Victoria Stillwell, but you don't see me try and ram that down peoples throat here...do you?

    Whatever works...whatever works!
    Post removed.

    I wasn't bagging Cesar btw, just pointing out that people implementing his methods who don't understand them do more harm than good and that it is dangerous to tell people to watch the show and do what he does. JMO, won't say it again.

    BTW, I think the same as above for VS as well.

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    On the licking stopping...

    My brother's staffy doesn't lick my brother but she tries to lick me.

    My dog doesn't lick me but she tries to lick her very favourite people (or my family members) eg she does try to lick my brother, my mum and my brother's kids.

    People ask me why, and I say - you taste nice or she likes you or you're salty.

    But if you want to it to stop - you have to make it no fun somehow. This doesn't mean punishing the dog but stop rewarding it. No eye contact, hello, pats, dinner, trests, play if dog trying to lick. Withhold just long enough for dog to notice, and loads of pats and good dog if it stops trying to lick.

    And try giving the dog something else to do, eg licky - sit - good dog; licky drop, good dog; licky (someone else) - Come - good dog.

    I also do blocking if my dog tries to lick other people - I go between her and them, same with barking, if I can I catch her and make her sit/drop/rollover. And I stop anyone else from patting her if she's licking.

    We have been known to play grab the tongue too. It shouldn't hurt the dog, but if she gives her tongue to you, grab and hold it (no fingernails please) until she tries to pull away, count 1 and let her have it back ie reward her for taking her tongue away. Repeat if she tries to lick again - makes licking much less fun for the dog.

    On the TV dog trainers - the Cesar methods - while I really love when he gets success with a difficult dog, I think many of his methods are not ok for trying at home/unsupervised. About Victoria's show, I like that it becomes obvious how unsupervised training can fail - when owners don't do it exactly as she taught them, so I like that she usually goes back and corrects any mistakes they (or anyone else) might make. But it's usually not clear from her shows how much time is put in to re-training the dogs or correcting a bad behaviour ie it's not instant. And some of her methods are not ok to try based on what you see on TV either.

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    Just remember everyone, and I am not saying this to ramp everything up again, but TV dog trainers are working with extream cases in short periods of time for comercial value. Some of them have GREAT ideas, but as will all things training, these things need to be done by people who know what they are doing. Just be careful what you try

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz & Banjo View Post
    Any tips of how to get banjo to cut back on all his 'kisses'. Haha I am not one for dogs licking my face but banjo licks me all over! me knees, my clothes, my hair, my face, my everything.
    I take it as a compliment but it has to stop or at least cut back.
    Just try removing your attention when he licks, then once he stops trying to lick you give him a pat and praise. It is important to be consistant and do not get to excitable when you praise. I find this the easiest way to stop it. He will learn that the only way to get you to pat him is to keep his toung inside his mouth
    You can also teach him to "kiss" on command and ignore it any other time he does it. So say "kisses" then let him lick you, praise, and repeat. Then say "enough" or whatever command you want to use and ignore him when he licks you. When he stops trying praise . Then try it again, say kisses let him lick you then enough and stop. It may take a while but he will learn that he is only alowed to lick when you say kisses

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz & Banjo View Post
    Any tips of how to get banjo to cut back on all his 'kisses'. Haha I am not one for dogs licking my face but banjo licks me all over! me knees, my clothes, my hair, my face, my everything.
    I take it as a compliment but it has to stop or at least cut back.
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    Dont put your face so close is one way to cut down those licks! :P

    Aside from "kisses", the licking of your skin is also due to the high salt content in sweat. Targets such as backs of knees, elbow crease, hands, necks etc are goldmines for them and especially if they are a little thirsty.

    Ashaari's advice is pretty much spot on. Was how I stopped my girl years ago. But as every dog is different, all you can do is try a few suggestions and see what's best for you!

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    Jazz, I hope you find some good advice on reducing the licking. My Ralph likes to lick especially when I first get out of the shower, he goes for my legs! He likes to lick my hubby on the chin and sometimes he just likes to give a few licks to our hands. If we say stop, he just stops and that is the end of that.
    Anyway, as I said, hope you can solve over licking!

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