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    Default Jumping to conclusions

    I had my landlords come over for an inspection today. My daughter opened the door before I could grab Banjo, so of course she was out there jumping up on them and going berserk. It took me a few seconds to manage to grab her by the collar, which prompted one of them to say "You don't seem to have any control over her" or something to that effect!

    I didn't respond - they're my landlords - but I was pretty peed off about that stupid assumption. It is the only situation where Banjo does get out of control and I am working on it and found that using the time out method makes a huge difference. But when I dragged her off to lock her in the laundry, one of the landlords said "Oh no don't, she's alright". Sigh.

    Unfortunately lots of people still mostly get to see that side of Banjo. They don't see how incredibly good she is when she does not get overexcited around new people. She comes when called 99% of the time, I can stop her from running up to dogs on leads or cats on the street with a "leave" 90% of the time, even when she is in full stride and only 1 meter away from the dog or cat, she stops dead when I say stay, she heels really well and I can prevent her from running up to people on the street with a "Who's that".

    But at the front door and around our house it is easy to get caught off guard. But that does NOT mean I have no control over my dog!

    PS: I really need to make work of the dog training party I have been intending to have for ages. We don't get enough visitors to practice on.

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    Banjo suffers from EGD, or as I call it excessive greeting disorder. Plenty worse things a dog can have and do.

    I always warn all visitors to wear old clothes to withstand the first few minutes of EGD from Kelsey my overfriendly, I love everybody, why don't you love me as much dog.

    I'd much rather be greated by a dog with EGD than IHY - I hate you.

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    I love the idea of a dog training party, maybe have one every Saturday for a few weeks......

    As long as she is just exited and doesn't bite or is aggressive, it will just be something you will eventually get control over.

    I have had similar issues with Bike riders past our place.....We have a 100meter fence the dogs can run along. We used to get bike riders ride past. it used to send Tessa in a mad race to follow them along the fence line. And seeing them off, her ultimate reward was for them to go away.......She would take all the newfies along with her. if I called them and said "wait" or "off", they would all stop. But you are not always there to do that.

    So I chatted to a few of the Riders and asked some of them to stop and talk with the dogs. I gave them the dogs names. Now a few of them say hello to the dogs by name.....Katy and Lukey go and sit by the gate hoping to meet and greet, tails wagging. Annabelle goes WTF, how do they know me and my name and Tessa thinks the game is lost now, they stop. It has worked incredibly well for my crew. We now wave and sometimes chat to these Riders every weekend. And I have thanked them for helping to train my dogs.

    It is hard to ask people to help you, but when they do, it can be very beneficial....good luck with the training, you will get here
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    I love excited greetings...

    I think when you rent, the one thing you dont want, is for your landlords to have a bad impresssion of your dog though (not saying yours do). We are very lucky and our landlords spent the first 3 months at our place on a daily basis and as a result have nothing but good things to say abotu them...thank god LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC View Post
    Banjo suffers from EGD, or as I call it excessive greeting disorder. Plenty worse things a dog can have and do.

    I always warn all visitors to wear old clothes to withstand the first few minutes of EGD from Kelsey my overfriendly, I love everybody, why don't you love me as much dog.

    I'd much rather be greated by a dog with EGD than IHY - I hate you.
    I started using the EGD term when I went for a walk after you posted that. The other dog owners thought it was pretty funny.

    Newfsie, we have a dog in our street that will used to rush up to me looking very aggressive when I rode past on my bike. Used to scare the bejesus out of me - brought back memories of being chased by the farm dogs when cycling in Ireland. Until I finally discovered that if I softly spoke her name she would just stop dead and go lie back down on the driveway.

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    I don't mind excited dogs at all. Oskar just barks but settles down once he has a smell of someone lol.

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    Mine are the same. EGD - that's exactly it. A couple of minutes in, and they don't care anymore. I know I need to work on it, but eh!

    ETA: I used to always take Duke off the premises if the LL was doing an inspection. I had permission for him to be there, it was just a precaution.

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    we don't get the actual landlord coming over for inspections, but Nash growls at the real estate & resident "handy man". The first time they said to me "Do u want to put him in the laundry" and I said no, he has to learn that this behaviour isn't acceptable if i welcome someone in the house. I put the lead on him and gave him a little pop each time he went to growl. After a while he stopped. He still doesn't like em tho. But i guess it's different for smaller dogs, people aren't as scared or worried about them. After all, ankles can be replaced, right

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    Vicious little dogs lol....I used to walk past this one house and the chihuahua from that property used to bark at me and latch on to my ankle, so I would be walking along, dragging this little mutt with me lol!

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    yeah Chi's do my head in. There are a few ppl around here that walk their Chi's off lead and they always snarl and carry on when we calmly walk past.
    I mean, is it that hard? If your dog gets snappy towards other dogs, put it on a friggin lead !!!

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