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I posted a question about Peanut ,but not sure it posted. Peanut is 4.5 years old ,and acts like she lost all her smarts. She is a therapy dog has her CGCand as good as gold . The problem is when it is time to go out you would think she was at the races,it dosent matter if it is 5 min apart or longer .She has had surgery on her back leg once for her hip and on her knee .IM very careful with her so she doesnt hurt her self .Any ideals would be helpful. Sorry this is long but i need help, Thank you
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That do you mean races? Is she walking fast like she is in a hurry to get there?
 

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She will run to the door to make sure she is the firstone to the door . It doesnt matter if we are going out or if we are going to work. She will run so fast she will fall.i have tryed everything i can think of. So any help would be appreciated
 

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Is the floor tile or wood? If it is then you might put some rugs down to help slow her down. When it is time to go out, dont make a big deal or even say anything just go outside. Praise her if she is acting calm. I wish I had better advice for you, mine (4) can act like that sometimes and usually get my foot on their way out.
 

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We have tile floors ,all we have to do is get up out of a chair and it is a run to the door.We even tryed not going to the door but she runs to the door and has her nose stuckat the door .Even tryed holding her to walk with me it hasnt work.
 

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Does she know the "wait" command? If not, that is one you need to teach her now. "Wait" is different from "stay". Wait means "you wait where I tell you to, but I can release you from close up or far away". Stay means "you stay there and don't move until I come back to you and release you". I use wait ALL the time. One of the places I use it is at the back door. My dogs love to rush out the door all at once and have been known to run over me in the process. So they all have to sit and wait until I go out the door first, and then I release them. When I go up or down stairs, they have to wait either at the top or at the bottom until I reach where I am going and release them.

I really worked on this command a lot with them because we go up to my parents' lake house with my mom, who is 80. I am afraid that in their enthusiasm they will run her over and injure her.
 
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