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Hose training starts tomorrow!

Post by Eleanor on Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:32 pm

I think I'm going to take the positive approach with it. Rather than rewarding him for ignoring the hose, I'll reward him for approaching/touching/sniffing the hose. As a very bold dog, I think it would be a waste of time trying to get him to ignore it, as he's curious and will want to see what it's about. Will update tomorrow and maybe post pictures.
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Re: Hose training starts tomorrow!

Post by Caryll on Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:33 pm

Good luck - I'm glad I'll be at work! laughing 

Seriously, though, it'll be good if you can just get him to tolerate the hosepipe being on!

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Post by Eleanor on Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:16 pm

laughing

Eventually, I think we can do it. He's had five years of hosepipe phobia though, so it might take some time. It'll be nice if we can reach the point where we're able to hose him down after a walk in the summer, but one step at a time. happy Like you said, I'll be thrilled if he tolerates the hosepipe.
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Re: Hose training starts tomorrow!

Post by LyndaW on Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:34 pm

Good luck Eleanor! Softly softly catchee monkee  happy 
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Post by Eleanor on Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:42 pm

laughing Thanks! Hopefully, the weather will be nice tomorrow.

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Post by Caryll on Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:45 pm

LyndaW wrote:Good luck Eleanor!  Softly softly catchee monkee  happy 

And he is a monkey!! laughing 

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Post by Eleanor on Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:16 pm

laughing He acts like one!
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