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Spray bottle! As soon as he Kobe goes to hump, give a firm NO, and spray him with water! Instantly don't wait


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Spray bottle! As soon as he Kobe goes to hump, give a firm NO, and spray him with water! Instantly don't wait


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Thanks! I have thought about that but the problem is I would need to carry one around with me, and that's not as easy. I will see if maybe I could get a travel size bottle...


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Look for one with a pouch or one You can hang from your neck... Heck better yet get a water gun!


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I was told by our trainer that a good dog is a tired dog. If I exercise Sadie before class she is then great but omg if I do not tire her out????? She is really wacky. If we want a quiet evening I have to go out with her tennis ball and tire her out. It really works for all of us.
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Hey guys, when I play with Van Gogh he growls alot and is really vocal, he's not growling to be mean he's doing it as if he was talking;

If you walk into the house and he has his toy in his mouth he's wagging his tail and growling as if he's trying to tell you something.


How can I curve him from growling or will he just stop doing it over time, he's 8 months old.


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My bridgeboy Bailey use to 'talk' when excited and happy and I loved it!!! I wish Bryley did it!!

Why do you want VanGogh to stop?

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Hey guys, when I play with Van Gogh he growls alot and is really vocal, he's not growling to be mean he's doing it as if he was talking;

If you walk into the house and he has his toy in his mouth he's wagging his tail and growling as if he's trying to tell you something.


How can I curve him from growling or will he just stop doing it over time, he's 8 months old.


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This is something that I never want to stop personally. It's one of my very favorite things to watch. When a dog is playing and 'growling' it reminds me of a small child playing with her toys and singing because she's so happy in the moment.

Ky was here for 8 months and then one day out of the blue she did that, I was so happy I cried like a baby!
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Thanks! I have thought about that but the problem is I would need to carry one around with me, and that's not as easy. I will see if maybe I could get a travel size bottle...


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You might also try one of those compressed air cans. They do help stop undesired behavior in its tracks. Not sure why the work but they do. or a noisemaker of some kind--plastic bottle with rocks, etc. hassle to carry around but hopefully won't be needed forever.

BTW, I know all dogs are different, but Tucker's humping pretty much ended after neutering. He still does it a bit but it's part of playing (the dogs take turns! ).
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You might also try one of those compressed air cans. ).
I second this suggestion! I used it on Bryley with great success.
It's called Pet Corrector http://www.amazon.com/Pet-corrector-50ml/dp/B005JVANVG/ref=sr_1_1?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1357440989&sr=1-1&keywords=pet+corrector

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