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    Default Bitch! feining immobilty, agile as a bloody snake!

    My princess of a female rottie x DDB, has been refusing to jump into trailer of ute. This seems like a small thing, but she's 50kg, and i cant lift her. And we camp bush a LOT. So i bought some wood, to make a ramp so she can walk up it. As she'd hate if we left her here alone and took Bernie and not her camping.

    Yesterday, i left my bedroom door open, and the bitch spent the day, snuggled up on my pillow, as a large round black fur deposit informs me.
    My bed has to be climbed up onto, even as a adult! its so high due to some silly mattress my husband needs. And its higher than a ute trailer!

    So, not a rasberry ripple after all: just not motivated enough to jump into a trailer, coz Dad will lift her instead.
    Ive been taken for a fool. Struggling to lift her here and there, as she looks at me with those puppy dogs eyes "i cant mum, i just cant do it".

    Im such a sucker

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    My dog can jump onto a picnic table - ground to table... sometimes she will jump into the back seat of the land cruiser but most of the time I get to lift her. She's only 25kg so I can do that.

    I think I kind of trained it from when she was a puppy. The last thing you want is a puppy covered in mud - jumping into the car the second you open the door...

    I don't think she'd be thrilled with the ute tray tho. She wasn't thrilled with the back of a quad bike either.

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    Meika used to refuse to jump in the back of my small hatchback, I used to have to lift her in. About a year ago I upgraded to much bigger car (with a much higher back) and now she flies right in as soon as the back is opened, I haven't had to lift her once. It seems as though she prefers the 'luxury' of leather seats

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    Ah ha. This morning, i got my own back. Instead of leaving on foot, via my back gate. I loaded bernie into the ute, left the back down, and called her "pohm, hup!" she didnt, just looking like a sudden attack of quadriplegia has overcome her. tough tits, i started to slowly drive off without her!
    Havent seen her so willing to run n jump onto the trailer in 6 months!

    Gotcha! found the motivation. Jump or get left behind.

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    Maggie leaps in with athletic vigour on the way to the beach and has no energy for such nonsense when it is time to go home. Fortunately she is only 15kgs wet.

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    Rox does the same. She just gives our car a blank stare when it's time to go home. I have no interest in hoisting her into the car, especially if she's wet and dirty. But driving off slowly helps changing her mind I found...

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    Yep. I have a couple of favourite training games, do it or you get left at home alone < newly discovered and will be used a LOT, and 'Act of God'. Both effortless on my part, and 100% effective first time usually.

    At 2, my big brave rottie princess opened the wheelie bin lid, as she could smell something she wanted in there. A possum lauched itself at her as the lid opened, she ran a mile and never went into a bin again lol

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