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    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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    Licking produces feel good pheromones and can become a habit.

    You need to break the cycle and the first thing I would try would be distraction. Pick up a toy and instigate a game. Do an obedience exercise and reward with food. Get up and leave. Things like that.

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    My partner's parents own two staffies. The younger one (female) likes to lick a lot too. She'll walk past you and give your leg a lick, for example. Else you can call her to give her a pat, and she'll try to lick your face over and over and over. Lucky she doesn't have a longer tongue

    We don't really try to break this habit so much as simply stop her when we've had enough. We'll do this by pushing her away and ignoring her. Seems to work very well for us

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    I wouldnt be using a toy to play with her after she licks you. you would be encouraging the behaviour by you rewarding her with a toy. So in her mind she thinks..I lick then Mum plays with me.
    I think a correction like a slight tug on her lead (you would have to keep one on her while training or at least a collar) you will have to be persistant but she will soon get the message that it is an unwanted behaviour.
    I just finished watching Ceser Milan's Dog whisper DVD set and it has a few cases like yours on it.
    If you are a member of a library you would be able to borrow it from there. It is definantly worth watching, he is amazing!
    Hope this helps. Cheers

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by macca691 View Post
    I wouldnt be using a toy to play with her after she licks you. you would be encouraging the behaviour by you rewarding her with a toy. So in her mind she thinks..I lick then Mum plays with me.
    I think a correction like a slight tug on her lead (you would have to keep one on her while training or at least a collar) you will have to be persistant but she will soon get the message that it is an unwanted behaviour.
    I just finished watching Ceser Milan's Dog whisper DVD set and it has a few cases like yours on it.
    If you are a member of a library you would be able to borrow it from there. It is definantly worth watching, he is amazing!
    Hope this helps. Cheers


    They should be taken off the shelves. Too much damage can be done by people who don't know what they are doing, taking the MINIMAL details that are on the series and trying (unsuccessfully) to implement them with their dog.

    If you want to do things "Cesar's Way" Hire him to come and see you, otherwise watch the series for entertainment. Otherwise, ask for recommendations for a behaviourist in your area and see them.

    I am so sick and tired of people recommending to watch and implement his crap when they don't fully understand or know how it works. You do NOT see the full story in the episodes, you do NOT see everything that is happening and you do NOT have any way to understand how or why his methods work for HIM ALONE!


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    Quote Originally Posted by macca691 View Post
    I wouldnt be using a toy to play with her after she licks you. you would be encouraging the behaviour by you rewarding her with a toy. So in her mind she thinks..I lick then Mum plays with me.
    I think a correction like a slight tug on her lead (you would have to keep one on her while training or at least a collar) you will have to be persistant but she will soon get the message that it is an unwanted behaviour.
    I just finished watching Ceser Milan's Dog whisper DVD set and it has a few cases like yours on it.
    If you are a member of a library you would be able to borrow it from there. It is definantly worth watching, he is amazing!
    Hope this helps. Cheers
    Macca. Go re-watch the series and take note of the warning that pops up every few mins - "do not attempt these techniques yourself without consulting a professional".

    I enjoy the show.I'm watching it right now in fact. But at the end of the day, it's a tv show. Watch it, enjoy it, take away ideas from it and research them further and ask your vet or trainer their opinion about them. But don't take it as the be-all end-all.

    My girl licks a lot too, but tell her "enough" and she stops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macca691 View Post
    I wouldnt be using a toy to play with her after she licks you. you would be encouraging the behaviour by you rewarding her with a toy. So in her mind she thinks..I lick then Mum plays with me.
    I think a correction like a slight tug on her lead (you would have to keep one on her while training or at least a collar) you will have to be persistant but she will soon get the message that it is an unwanted behaviour.
    I just finished watching Ceser Milan's Dog whisper DVD set and it has a few cases like yours on it.
    If you are a member of a library you would be able to borrow it from there. It is definantly worth watching, he is amazing!
    Hope this helps. Cheers


    Maybe have a read through this....

    ABRI:

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    Dogs have a very short time span of association.

    So how about you break the contact wait three seconds and then instigate a game.

    Sorry sometimes I forget to give very exact details.

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    That's utter rubish! I had 2 out of control rescue dogs and after watching the series and inplementing the tools he has given, they have worked. Prior to this i had hired a trainer who was usless and did nothing but drain my bank account. So there goes your theory on hiring a dog trainer.
    You obviously have very strong views on Ceasers training and that's your choice!
    I have never come across a forum with so much bitterness and people jumping to throw out negativative.
    "Batty"...Listen to the way you reply on forums to other members, you jump straight to such an over opnionated reply looking for a fight, instead of being mature and stating your opinion and giving an idea to help "Jazz&Bango"
    Offering Jazz&Bango to watch the Caeser was purelly because i had success from watching it and thought she may too.That's it!
    If you dont like it too bad!

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