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Ok, weird question. My dad was over last night and Lucky was his typical playful self. And he mouths (a lot may I add). Anyways, my dad blew (softly) towards his face, and he stopped. I asked what he did. He said he concentrates on the nose of a dog and softly blows and the dog will stop. I asked what it does to the dog. He said he does not know he thinks it just gets his attention.

Of course I asked him to not do that again until I know what that does to him. We just started click training and I do not want to reverse that. PLUS, I do not want to "punish" him.

Does anyone know what this does to a dog?
 

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Teddi sees that as a game and will bite toward the face (in play gesture) if you are not careful. I have never heard this, I hope someone else has and will respond. I suppose it could just catch them off guard.
 

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Doesn't do anything bad, but dogs don't like it. I have done it to rile my pups up. I have heard of trainers using bottled air (for cleaning keyboards) to interrupt a behavior.
 

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I have done it a few times with Duncan to get him to drop something when all else fails. Seems to work. I always figured he just didn't like it.
 

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Great. I figured if I googled it and nothing came up it could not be too bad. Just wanted to make sure. It really did work. He stopped immediately! And his mouthing can be quite aggrivating some times.
 

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My lab loves the blow dryer in her face. She get excited and playful (wags tail, and playfully cocks ears). But that is soft warm air, she likes it the most on her butt :doh:

Teddi barks at the blow dryer, she gets tough and tells it off. She is sort of afraid of it, we have made it a game to keep her from being scared.

Soft air I don't see as bad, I could bet a blast from one of the compressed air getting attention and stopping behavior, like a hose would be used. It certainly does not hurt them.
 
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