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Thread: When you are sad, that your pup is so much further forward than others.

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    I think dog beaches, like dog offleash parks, are a law unto themselves. And whilst my hairy pups were young, it was them jumping and frisking strangers bulging pockets lol

    If i want peace, i too go to other end of beach. But ive only gone there for peace once, when dog had stitches. Other than that, it zoomies all the way crazy times.
    No jumping though these days. Plenty of ball theft, treats begged from others, and a few quick humps/being humped thrown in for good measure. Its nuts down there! But im one of the nuts.

    That knee in the chest trick. Yes there are far better ways to train this. They take a week or two. Knee in chest takes 2 seconds. Done correctly, it only needs doing once. I'm ambivalent about this method, as i have used this successfully too.
    With Kevin, my last rottie, he'd forget his training and jump, and when he landed, folks would be knocked over. So i reverted to this technique in desperation. And it worked.
    But there is a whole heap of difference between training a dog with a aversive applied correctly, correctly timed, and once. Than cruelty in an ongoing scenario.
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    Having a serial jumper myself, I don't object to others using the knee in the chest trick. She doesn't jump on me so I actually need to rely on others for her training - it's pretty tricky. I trained my old dog out of jumping up in 5 days - she never did it again. With Banjo, it's 18 months and we're still working on it. Of course I realise it's rude. But it's not as if I don't care or try to correct it (and I do grab her and apologise too). The only way from preventing it to happen would be to keep her on leash at all times or away from everyone. That wouldn't be fair on the dog... It's probably hard to understand for those who have never had an over-excitable (and human adoring to the extreme) dog.

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    Oh I think we all have moments when it was our dog that did the dreadful deeds. Maggie was an awful jumper when she was younger and isn't 100% reliable yet. Nearly had hysterics last month. Our dog beach includes the nudist beach. So the warm weather begins and we are wondering along and up ahead is someone lying on their side naked with their back towards us (asleep), close to the water line. Mags starts to rush up with joy to greet them ( unusual sight naked man lying down on beach). We called her and she kept going, called her again and she turned just before her wet nose would have hit his bottom. Disaster averted very narrowly, the man rolled over little realising how closely he had come to embracing a wet sandy wiggling border collie. I can hazards ahead when the weather gets seriously warm. It would have made a great cartoon.

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    Meika is a jumper too, not with me or my partner but with guests, it's a different story. I know exactly what you mean Beloz! You try so hard and it never seems to work, with Meika the problem seems to be the in-laws (surprise!) she jumps and I use the word "down" and they just say "no no it's fine" and continue to pat her, so short of me storming over and physically pulling her down while they're patting her and telling her she's a good girl, there isn't much I can do and I don't think it's fair on her to give her mixed messages like that. It frustrates me like there is no tomorrow! They do the same with the couches, she's not allowed on the couches but they pick her up and put her on their laps, I walk past and say "Meika, down!" and they just say "it's ok, she's on my lap, not the couch" as if she knows the difference!!! At the park she isn't too bad, but every now and then she will sneak up behind somebody and jump up on the back of their legs/sniff their bums. It's sooooo embarrassing and the knee trick obviously doesn't work, thankfully it only happens about once every week!

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    lol KM. Banjo now has a habit of sneaking up behind people and then suddenly nuzzling their hand. And I must admit that I have trouble not laughing at the reaction of people when they suddenly feel this wet nose on their hand. Gives them a huge fright and then most of them laugh too when they see Banjo standing behind them wagging her tail. Still not on of course because some sour pusses just don't like dogs and I don't want her to give someone with a bad ticker a heart attack!

    Farrview, that's hilarious. I have to be really careful with Banjo and people in bathers sun bathing on the beach, but if they were naked that would really up the ante!

    It reminds me of when I was a teenager and took our big male GSD for a walk in this park. A young guy started following me, acting really dodgy. Eventually he started peeing against a tree close to me, I am sure it was to shock me. Then the GSD walked up to him and sniffed his willy. He zipped up and left quicksmart! Haha!

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    It reminds me of when I was a teenager and took our big male GSD for a walk in this park. A young guy started following me, acting really dodgy. Eventually he started peeing against a tree close to me, I am sure it was to shock me. Then the GSD walked up to him and sniffed his willy. He zipped up and left quicksmart! Haha!

    OMG a classic!

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    Farrview, that's hilarious. And yes, definitely cartoon worthy!

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    Years ago we had a gorgeous rescued lab boy who was manic about human crutches! As soon as anyone arrived he would tear over and stick his nose in their groin - very embarrassing! I've never known another dog to do this and it made me wonder about his past life

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    My evil hound has started goosing people she likes - whether they know her or not - because it gets such a great reaction (from her point of view). I think she also likes the feel of a double sided squeeze - pat she gets when she noses between my legs - we do leg weave training - so she has had some re-inforcement for this. As long as she doesn't go for my bum - I'm happy. Sigh.

    She spends a lot of time on lead at the beach in my attempts to prevent her chasing joggers, greeting people who are clearly not pleased to see her, people with smelly bottoms or treats or both, very small children, ladies with head scarves who all seem terrified of dogs. Blokes in hoodies, people with surf skis, fishos bait buckets. ARRGGHH!!!

    Today's effort - I feel twisted about this. A bloke, a woman and three dogs - two very fat SWF and one ballistic piebald poodle cross. The humans released the dogs and then ignored them while the bloke stood over the woman talking at her (didn't look good from where I was). Ballistic poodle bolted over to me and frosty, got in Frosty's face, frosty told it off for being rude - it did a crap next to the nearest football post, and one of the fat dogs crapped near where its humans were talking.

    I went and told humans to go pick up after their dog and offered to help. Bloke didn't let the woman say anything (worse than the exclusive bretheren we see occasionally), he told me I'd done my job and I could go away now. WTF? He did go and pick up tho and found the crap by himself - tho his "we was talking" excuse didn't rate as a reason to ignore the dogs. Anyway girl sort of followed him in direction of turd (interesting and unusual he didn't make her pick it up), and she was throwing a rubber ball for the ballistic poodle x - poodlex ignored ball, Frosty picked it up and in two mingings - popped it - despite my best efforts to get her to give it up before that happenned. Sigh.

    I got Frosty to give up the ball and left it where it was and proceeded in the opposite direction to the nasty bloke and his tribe - girl notices her dog has not fetched the ball - and goes back and gets it and throws it like nothing happenned. Hmm. I think I will say it was broken already. But by that time I'm leaving out the opposite side of the oval when the bloke seems to notice there is something very wrong with the ball. Of course - neither of them noticed that Frosty ever had it - because they stopped watching their dogs again. I have to leave when there are people like that because I just want to scream and yell at them. I figured the baseballers that were all over the oval could do that for me. I put that one down to Kharma and hope they don't come back. But if I see them first, Frosty is going on lead before she can get near the ball. She only takes balls that other dogs abandon...

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    Pohm stole a puppy during the holidays, that was embarrassing.
    Pohm it turns out, is one of those so called 'nanny dogs'. And out on a walk, we come across a 8 week old very tired hot pup with its new owner. Pup was a xmas pressie. Mine were playing in the lake, and along comes bitsa teeny tiny pup. After a lot of play bowing to pup, pup moves toward pohm in similar fashion and voom! she grabs pup and legs it back inside our property with pup in her gob. The owner was distraught, it is a large rottie after all. I try to reassure her, your pup is fine. She wants it to take care of that's all. We get home, where yes, there she is, with the pup, all tucked up in her bed giving it a good wash whilst it bit her face in play. Great dog thief!
    She made friends with a tame wombat on holiday too. She'll mother anything that doesnt move out the way fast enough. To the point of theft now it seems.

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