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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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.
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.
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.
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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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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