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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    Ok! Thanks! Can this go for "down" to...like when she puts her top to paws up? This is something that is a bit hit & miss. She goes down on her own terms sometimes...not immediately!
    Batty has learnt that Off means get off whatever you are on, get away from that cat poop, get away from the holes in the fence and off the retaining wall quick smart, get your paws off whatever they are on and don't jump on the new people in the house...

    It's only the don't jump on visitors part that he has trouble with. Darned visitors weren't helping much either...

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    Scuse the blondeness...put with the spray bottle...do I want a squirt or a mist? Im thinking squirt right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    Batty has learnt that Off means get off whatever you are on, get away from that cat poop, get away from the holes in the fence and off the retaining wall quick smart, get your paws off whatever they are on and don't jump on the new people in the house...

    It's only the don't jump on visitors part that he has trouble with. Darned visitors weren't helping much either...
    Ooops! Was that me who wasn't helping! Will remember next time he jumps on me...if he even does...to say OFF! He is SUCH a good boy though! And I think he is only 10 weeks older than Poppy! Gives her something to strive towards! Haha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    Ooops! Was that me who wasn't helping! Will remember next time he jumps on me...if he even does...to say OFF! He is SUCH a good boy though! And I think he is only 10 weeks older than Poppy! Gives her something to strive towards! Haha!
    Nope, it was pest control man yesterday as well as the smoke alarm tester man and the courier.... Every single one turned into a smiling melted person! Got a phone call this morning from the pest control man saying "thank you for letting me pat and play with your pup yesterday" I thought that was rather sweet!

    It seems to be the men who melt the most, women not so much! I don't mind if he's been invited up but he knows better than to just jump - although he still does with me when he's extremely excited! If I remember correctly you invited him too didn't you?

    He's not that well behaved, he just pretends to be when there are other people around

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    Ooops! Was that me who wasn't helping! Will remember next time he jumps on me...if he even does...to say OFF! He is SUCH a good boy though! And I think he is only 10 weeks older than Poppy! Gives her something to strive towards! Haha!
    well...10 weeks for a puppy is a long time when it comes to maturing and training wise

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    well...10 weeks for a puppy is a long time when it comes to maturing and training wise
    Definitely! And you'll find that she'll start to learn faster and settle down more when you're doing lots more training with her Don't forget I'm giving you a clicker tomorrow too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    Definitely! And you'll find that she'll start to learn faster and settle down more when you're doing lots more training with her Don't forget I'm giving you a clicker tomorrow too!
    Oh yes! The clicker! Am looking forward to using that! I must say she is feeing very good with her 'sit' and 'come'! We have been practising every day just like the puppy preschool said we should! It was our homework!

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    Well Clea the squirt bottle got a good use tonight! She went feral! We were playing and it was great! Then she got all bitey...I know it was just puppy play but I want to teach her its too rough for me! So I stopped play and sat up on the couch! Then she wanted to jump up on the couch and chew me, or the laptop cord, or the keys or the laptop! And when I put her down and said "DOWN" she jumped up! Again! And AGAIN! She did NOT like the squirt bottle and has not settled down and is snoozing!!! I felt bad though! She gives me the classic puppy eyes and it pulls on my heart stings!

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    When she gives you the puppy eyes - just remember you're doing it for her own good.

    Squirty bottle - on jet. Pump up ones that you can squirt for long time holding the button (or clicking it into place) are best. But bizarrely - one lady at our dog park uses a travelling pump action perfume type squirty bottle. Cos it's small and easy to carry around. It only has spray not jet. The down side is she has to get quite close to her dog, but if he's humping another dog, that's easy. Now all she has to do is pull the bottle out and tell him "NO".

    For stopping counter surfing or generally jumping where a dog is not allowed, I place pecariously balanced stacks of tin cans, so I'd have a ring of these around the table that she jumps on. What happens when she pokes one with her nose or brushes past on her way up, is the stack falls down with a lot of loud jangly noise. Which is a brilliant "interruption" and doubles as a "NO" and lets you know that dog is up to no good so you can check and re-inforce if necessary. However when the dog jumps in surprise, that's often a second or third stack that falls over and it's self re-inforcing.

    If there was something yummy on the counter and I had nowhere else to put it (eg cooling roast), I would line the outside of the counter with tin can stacks. And Frosty would stay clear. I also put stacks on the lounge chairs she's not allowed on. And depending on the condition of the cans and humidity - I sometimes put something under to stop rust stains. Like the lids you get on margarine containers, yogurt pots and cream pots and icecream tubs - usually work.

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