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    Okay, our next door-neighbour has this dog. This dog acts horribly It screams and whines all the time, but that is not teh problem. The dog killed our otehr neighbours dog, a 4yr old Maltese X. The dog got out of the yard, got into our otehr neighbours and killed the little maltese..

    I always make sure Molly doesnt go near the fence. We have 2 fances seperating from teh neighbours house. One right near her house obviously and the one we built a couple of metres away from teh orginal fence in OUR yard.

    Today, Mollie ran of though the first fence and I called out "Mollie come!"
    She didnt come and I got really freaked out. She kept gettign nearer and nearer to the fence around the house.
    Eventually I managed to retrieve her bribing her with meat :/

    How can I teach her to COME when I say COME. She does it inside, but not when she is involved with something. I dont want her to go anywhere near that dog.

    Sorry for the long post, but I want to know how I can get her to not go near the fance and COME as soon as I say COME. (If that is possible lol)
    Thanks!
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    Practice makes perfect.
    Some one suggested the Food Circuit - you sit on a chair with treats in your hand. Call out "molly, come!" and when she comes give her a treat. Then throw one about a meter away, afters shes eaten that one, call "molly, come!". And keep going for a few minutes, making the distances you throw the treat a bit bigger every time. Remember don't do it for too long, pups have short attention spans
    DO it bit by bit everyday, and eventually she'll know that 'come' means 'come'.
    Also, if your pup only comes when your crouching (like mine!), I suggest standing while doing the 'food circuit'.

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    Thanks! Yes, I'll try that. And Mollie only comes when I crouch too lol
    Dads succeeded with getting her away from vehicles when he is moving the truck around and stuff. He gave a her a full-on spray with the hose and she hasnt gone near his trucks-when-moving since lol.

    Might have to try that if she goes near the fence again :/ lol
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    Yea, that would probably work, but be careful with that hose - you dont want to scare her off water! My friend has a Dachshund who she got when he was two, but before he was told "no!" with the hose. So hes being scared of water for all of his life.

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    I dont think theres any chance of that happening! She loves water to the extreme, its scary LOL o.O its just the sudden jet of water sprayed at her that gave her the message
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demi View Post
    I dont think theres any chance of that happening! She loves water to the extreme, its scary LOL o.O its just the sudden jet of water sprayed at her that gave her the message
    lucky.
    Mine is...wary of it. Its annoying, I want a dog who likes water... but she'll warm up to it xD

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    Yesh, when I first brought Mollie home, I was told by the breeder that I had picked the one who LOVED the water, but she was actually pretty freaked out by the bath. But I praised her LOADS and gave her HEAPS of treats and she just started loving it.
    I ust just have an odd dog. LOL
    She loves her baths and she LOVES getting her fur groomed.
    If only her hair was longer!

    Dora will get used to it My friend taught her chihuahua how to go in the bath peacefully just with lots of praise and treats. && I have honestly NEVER seen a dog that hated water that much
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demi View Post
    Yesh, when I first brought Mollie home, I was told by the breeder that I had picked the one who LOVED the water, but she was actually pretty freaked out by the bath. But I praised her LOADS and gave her HEAPS of treats and she just started loving it.
    I ust just have an odd dog. LOL
    She loves her baths and she LOVES getting her fur groomed.
    If only her hair was longer!

    Dora will get used to it My friend taught her chihuahua how to go in the bath peacefully just with lots of praise and treats. && I have honestly NEVER seen a dog that hated water that much
    Read my thread on Bath Time. GreysAreGreat gave me some amazing advice that has worked a treat! My puppy has now gone one step further and is even playing with the water in his water bowl. They can get used to it and they do enjoy it eventually

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    Practice makes perfect.
    Some one suggested the Food Circuit - you sit on a chair with treats in your hand. Call out "molly, come!" and when she comes give her a treat. Then throw one about a meter away, afters shes eaten that one, call "molly, come!". And keep going for a few minutes, making the distances you throw the treat a bit bigger every time. Remember don't do it for too long, pups have short attention spans
    DO it bit by bit everyday, and eventually she'll know that 'come' means 'come'.
    Also, if your pup only comes when your crouching (like mine!), I suggest standing while doing the 'food circuit'.
    glad you are using this Masha...is it working for you with Dora?

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