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    Default Don't cross the line...

    A while ago I had new lino put down in my kitchen and the dog's room. Problem was, there was no longer an obvious difference between the 2 rooms (in the dogs' eyes anyway) and bit by bit they (especially Abe) started making the kitchen part of their domain. They know 'out' and I was saying it more and more often. I cast my mind back to a dobe I had when I lived in an open-plan house where there wasn't a kitchen door as such. I would say to her 'get out of the kitchen' and she would look at the ground, and step off the lino and onto the carpet. Out of the kitchen. Of course Sal understands english so she was no problem, but Abe....well, I needed something else. With my dopey dobe in mind I came up with this solution....

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    ...and it worked! Only had to leave the tape on the floor for a couple of days and he's back to respecting my kitchen boundary.

    Anyone else find their dogs look to the floor for guidance when it comes to being in or out of a room?

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    I have an open plan kitchen, but there's tiles and carpet. The dogs know they have to be on the carpet. Never tried it with just a line, that's impressive!

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    LOL...thats cool !

    I wish it was so simple with the goofs. Mojo owns the whole house and dosnt listen to me unless bribed with pigs ears.......but Bronxy , "out" means outside for him and well he's so good at "out!" ...that it dosnt matter if the screen doors are open or closed he still goes out !! Hence why i haven't bothered fixing the mozzie screen for the 15th time this year !! It just flops around like a giant doggy door now.


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    ...and it worked! Only had to leave the tape on the floor for a couple of days and he's back to respecting my kitchen boundary.
    Well isn't this a turn up for the books ? So - what you are trying to say here really - is that Abe is not dumb - but very smart !
    Love it !

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    jonah does the same, ive never even taught him that, he jsut doenst go on the carpet....... which suits me, he can stay downstairs as long as he likes..... that way he doesnt get free reign of the bedrooms......
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    Yep RileyJ I think he might be a bit smarter than he lets on - he just doesn't always show it

    LOL Sean that's hilarious about the screen door! A mastiff-sized doggie door.

    I like that there's a couple of dogs here that recognise the difference in flooring as a boundary line. I've never actually deliberately taught it either.

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    I think Abe is really guilty of doing the following !

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    Which I might add is very typical of the breeding in him !

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