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post #1 of 5 Old 07-01-2008, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
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Any dog trainers out there??

Okay, our dog, a 2 year old Beagle mix, has a really annoying problem and I think its only in her nature but its really annoying to us. She always has to lick someone. As in whether someone steps through the door or is walking around the house. I think that's their way of showing their emotion or that they love you, but its really annoying. Especially when there is a baby in the house or someone new comes in the house. After telling her to stop about a hundred times and pushing her away, especially with the baby, we end up putting her in her cage. She'll usually stop if we yell at her, but we can't do that with the baby around or else she'll cry, so...

Do you know of any ways to help us?

She gets walked a mile almost everyday depending on the weather and is fed two times a day, not a lot because she's a small dog. So if that's any help.
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-01-2008, 11:37 AM
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I assume that the licking is a excited state of mind, and you want your dog to be in a calm submissive state of mind (thank you dog whisperer).

What I would do is put a training collar (a choke chain is what I use) on the dog (dont keep it on the dog, because that could be dangerous), I'd keep it on for a bit, and every time the dog tries to lick, correct the dog by pulling up on the collar.

Walking with your dog is great, a tired dog is a good dog. When you walk the dog, is it out in front, behind or beside you?

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Lol, I've watched the Dog Whisperer, and that's why I knew walking her a lot would help. And so yes, when I walk her, she is right beside me doing a hard-core work out! Lol.

I do have a choke collar, like what you are talking about, so I'll try that.

Thank you!!!
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post #4 of 5 Old 07-01-2008, 12:50 PM
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It's worth a shot!

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post #5 of 5 Old 07-01-2008, 02:28 PM
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We have a 3yo lickaholic lab. He is slowly comming out of it. We would routinely get walk by lickings. Hands if they were on the armrests of the furniture calves if you were standing. I think its just a <hey i'm here and i love you> submissive gesture (go dog whisperer) We could get Tanner to quit by yelling at him but that gets old fast. I wouldn't get too worked up about it. Try the choke chain thing but I would say he will mature out of it soon. We liked the "kisses" when they were asked for so we didn't try to break him of it.

Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don't be afraid or discouraged by the size of the task, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.

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