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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Thanks Natty. TBH I never want space from Logan. If she settles in the lounge or dining while I'm preparing lunches or dinner, she's at least then not dropping fur into the food. Yuck.
    She tends to move as we move, so it's not so much a case of being underfoot as a case that the boys stop to pet and play and never get ready for school, then it's chaos! Lol.

    Lol Amy. yeah she loooooves me alright; if she had her way she'd pass me the toilet paper too.

    That could come in handy! You know...for those times your sitting there and find you run out half way...umm...through!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    Poppy is like this too! She is not a big fan of being outside and generally when we are home we do not put her out unless we need to mop the floors or have the front door wide open.

    She scratch, scratch, scratches at the glass door and I make sure I NEVER go to her when she is doing it. However when I do begin to walk over she starts up again so I have been making her sit before I actually open the door. Am I doing the right thing?
    I think Poppy is just the sort of dog who craves human company. I think its inbuilt with her breed. Maybe Logan is the same! Maybe she just LUFFS you SOOOOO much!
    Everyone has different methods Amy, and what works for one owner and dog doesn't always work for another.

    For me, I wouldn't get her to sit before opening the door. If she is quiet, and you start to walk towards door to let her in and she starts up again, I would detour and walk off agai - leaving her outside the door. I would keep approaching the door at intervals doing the same detour until she stays settled. Then when she finally gets it, let her in and praise her like mad. That's what I'd do anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinaG View Post
    Ziggy used to sook because we put her under the house to sleep (it's raised and concreted, 7ft so please don't imagine half a foot and dirt).

    So what I'm trying to say is persistance is key, perhaps give her a little treat for coming outside like a good girl?

    OT, sorry DA but this made me giggle as ours is a couple of feet high..and dirt..and they dig holes under there...and they love it.


    Back to topic now.

    I really have no advice as mine are in or out at whim or when I swap them over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Everyone has different methods Amy, and what works for one owner and dog doesn't always work for another.

    For me, I wouldn't get her to sit before opening the door. If she is quiet, and you start to walk towards door to let her in and she starts up again, I would detour and walk off agai - leaving her outside the door. I would keep approaching the door at intervals doing the same detour until she stays settled. Then when she finally gets it, let her in and praise her like mad. That's what I'd do anyway.
    Hmmm...okay! Will try this! She goes CRAZY when I let her in, even if I have only put her out for a short time its like I've left her out there all day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    Hmmm...okay! Will try this! She goes CRAZY when I let her in, even if I have only put her out for a short time its like I've left her out there all day!
    Oh, thats easily fixed Amy!

    When you let her in, ignore her - COMPLETELY!!! Don't speak to her, don't pat her, don't even make ye contact with her. No attention WHATSOEVER then.

    You will find she will calm down. It might take a minute; it might take a lot longer while she thrashes round like a crazy thing trying to get your attention. Don't give her anythe is calm. Then praise her and pet her - but CALMLY. Nice deep strokes whilst patting, nice calm hypnotic voice.
    If she starts getting overly-excited again, ignore again and go about your daily things till she calms again.

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    To be honest DA I think she's just confused, it's been how long since she's been in her new home?? Had a couple of changes before that. She now has that one of one attention, no other dogs, she probably would of been put away with another bitch. Her pattern and confidence is a little all over the place and she is adjusting.

    The two puppies I have are now developing their own personalities. One is off exploring, can't wait for the big dogs to be let out so she can join them in their exploration of the yard, check for rabbit poo, possum poo etc. The other at the sound of our voice has a cry and stays in the kitchen until she is greeted before taking herself of for a play & toilet.

    Then she will sit by the backdoor in the shade rather than the sun like the others do. She is waiting for the back door to open, the others (it's all glass here) will sit back in the sun, they can see when the back door opens.

    Her confidence is just not as high as the other pup.

    As I type this something has sparked the dogs interest, Mickey almost ran into the grooming table because he was running and looking back for Gemma, the supreme queen, to join the chase down the back corner, Moo (confident puppy) has joined in the chase, Star is hanging back sussing it all out, and has gone down at a slower pace and the little buggers I might add have just come back with a beautiful bromilliard?? with its red flower out in full bloom. Grrr

    I guess what I'm saying is that Logan might have also been separated from her leader, the one that shows her how to act.

    Give her time, if possible give her an open door policy, as her confidence grows and she finds her pattern again she will hopefully settle for periods on her own and quite enjoy them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    To be honest DA I think she's just confused, it's been how long since she's been in her new home?? Had a couple of changes before that. She now has that one of one attention, no other dogs, she probably would of been put away with another bitch. Her pattern and confidence is a little all over the place and she is adjusting.

    The two puppies I have are now developing their own personalities. One is off exploring, can't wait for the big dogs to be let out so she can join them in their exploration of the yard, check for rabbit poo, possum poo etc. The other at the sound of our voice has a cry and stays in the kitchen until she is greeted before taking herself of for a play & toilet.

    Then she will sit by the backdoor in the shade rather than the sun like the others do. She is waiting for the back door to open, the others (it's all glass here) will sit back in the sun, they can see when the back door opens.

    Her confidence is just not as high as the other pup.

    As I type this something has sparked the dogs interest, Mickey almost ran into the grooming table because he was running and looking back for Gemma, the supreme queen, to join the chase down the back corner, Moo (confident puppy) has joined in the chase, Star is hanging back sussing it all out, and has gone down at a slower pace and the little buggers I might add have just come back with a beautiful bromilliard?? with its red flower out in full bloom. Grrr

    I guess what I'm saying is that Logan might have also been separated from her leader, the one that shows her how to act.

    Give her time, if possible give her an open door policy, as her confidence grows and she finds her pattern again she will hopefully settle for periods on her own and quite enjoy them.
    Thanks very much MAC. She was to my knowledge put away alone, as she can be iffy with other bitches.

    I'm doing what you've suggested, and have the back door and security door open all the time exept for bed-time. She will go out when she wants a drink or needs to go to the toilet, but man does she race back in, poor girl.
    I think you are right, and I think this is just a time thing for Logan.

    On a good note, because the weather was foul this morning she got to take the boys to school in the car which was most exciting for her. Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shar Pei Rescue Victoria View Post
    . My OH locks the little dears outside to mop the familyroom they hate it all lined up at the back door staring in lol. OH LOVES the peace!!
    When I read this I burst out laughing! I get exactly the same thing, only happens on rare occasions that I boot them all out but then I see all these faces looking at me as if to say "Ohhhh whyyyyyyyyyyyyy can't we come in, pleeeeeease let us iiiiinnnnn!". Silly buggers.

    My lot can access the dog yard 24/7, and during the day I'll often prop the front door open so they can have free access to the dog paddock, but guess what? if I'm inside, so are they! Occasionally one or two will go for a wander on their own but mostly I have to go out with them before they will venture forth. I think it's they just think they might miss out on something exciting if they can't keep and eye on me - like the opportunity to watch me typing a response on the laptop!

    DA, not sure what Logan is thinking, but it sounds like she stresses when closed outside, maybe she thinks she's being punished? I'd be leaving the back door open so she can choose to go out or not, if you see her go outside follow her and praise/give a treat. She hasn't been with you all that long, it can take 3-4 months before dogs feel that their new home is "their" territory. I know she's settled in beautifully with you, but I think it's more she's accepted that you are her new family, but the property is still just a "place" iykwim. Over time she will relax, and moving house may just be a good thing for her, new property, new set of rules, etc.

    I have absolutely no idea if I have made any sense!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    On a good note, because the weather was foul this morning she got to take the boys to school in the car which was most exciting for her. Lol.
    Sheppies seem to like being in cars


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    Yes, you made perfect sense Grey's! Lol.

    So much for this wonderful massive yard. That's the funniest part. Logan is one of those dogs who literally lives to be with you, no doubt about it.

    I think because since she's been here (what, only a month now isn't it?) she has gone everywhere she can with us, and done everything with us, so to speak.

    Like in the night if one of the boys gets up to go to the bathroom, she will leave the side of my bed and walk with them to the btahroom, wait outside the door and walk back with them to their bedroom. It's cute, and she always gets a thank you cuddle or a kiss for doing so from whichever boy it is. Then she'll come racing back down to sleep at my side of the bed. She's very very sweet, this one.

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