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November 9, 2008 at 9:23 am #78095kizkiznobiteMember
i must be on form… ;D think i just written a sticky :canadian:November 9, 2008 at 9:26 am #78096wagsMember
i have to say thats one of the funniest things ive red for a while :canadian:November 9, 2008 at 10:43 am #78097SuzAndTheDivaMember
yeah put it in the stickys.
No idea how you would sort it – neither of ours ever touch the post – part from Buster might pull it out the letter box onto the floor – Honey might drag it from floor to about two inches away give it a little shake – no harm done so………..half the time they dont even acknowledge the postmen – unless it a different one for some reason ::)November 9, 2008 at 12:40 pm #78098*Lassie*Member
back to you lot…how can this be sorted.
could you teach the dog to come and find you or just bark when postie comes? and reward for that.
Get a friend to play postie, but if you do that what happens when you aren’t there ???
Sorry not sure am a bit braindead this morning :yes:November 9, 2008 at 2:39 pm #78099deebeeMember
theres another part to this.why does the dog feel the need to go into full on protect mode?
mmm, but this only happens when owners out.
if it happened when they in, owner could ‘thank you , youve seen them off, but its no biggie’.
he needs to not feel responsible for defending the pack.
just some random thoughts, had a bad night last night so im tired (excuse no.47)November 12, 2008 at 12:57 pm #78100AnonymousGuest
Could you mock up a post delivery to sort it ??? (wheel something down path, someone wearing bright colours – post something thru door etc) while you say ‘leave it and reward for not ripping up post and being quiet etc? :-\
then do it a few more times – eventually leaving the dog alone for mock up delivery? ???November 13, 2008 at 2:16 pm #78101kizkiznobiteMember
clue alert…. 🙂
back chainingNovember 13, 2008 at 2:28 pm #78102AnonymousGuest
So you teach them to take the post in their mouth? reward for just holding it and then dropping it? Like teaching a retireve but using post instead of a ball or dummy?November 13, 2008 at 4:43 pm #78103AnonymousGuest
Don’t think we are back chaining the pickin gup the post are we? Are we not trying to take away the need to rip it up and get it out of the den???November 13, 2008 at 5:14 pm #78104AnonymousGuest
Yes… I was thinking you start by rewarding treating the post with care – and then work back to it appearing through the door :-\ to be honest I can tell I am getting it wrong ;DNovember 13, 2008 at 5:19 pm #78105AnonymousGuest
Heehee!! Thats why I started this thread! In my innocence I thought if she could see the post as a good thing then she might like the postman too!! Or anyone that walks past!!!! I’m still none the wiser!November 17, 2008 at 4:33 pm #78106AnonymousGuest
Seriously-I surrender :surrender: :surrender: :surrender: :surrender: :surrender: :surrender: :surrender:
Am I back chaining the picking up the post? I have returned home yet again to destroyed post…this time it is important stuff and she has also ripped up all the carpet by the front door. Is she bored? If I can do anything to stop this (apart from an external box etc) then please help! XXNovember 17, 2008 at 5:25 pm #78107deebeeMember
you might perhaps get an external postbox in the meantime, but, depending on the situation (right outside the door so the postie still goes up to it for example), she might find something else to rip up when he comes.
it is escalating by the sound of it and no, shes not bored.
sorry i couldnt be more help.November 17, 2008 at 5:29 pm #78108AnonymousGuest
Yeah-defo worse today than before. The cushions were all down off the sofas so she had done a wall of death around the room too! We did have a lot of post so maybe it was the quantity of the task in hand? I’m a bit wary about getting an external one-cos as you say she may find something else to take her frustration out on!November 17, 2008 at 8:47 pm #78109VivianMember
Blimey just read all of this post and I havent a clue what you are all on about :what: I need to read it again I think. Sorry Hil I havent any suggestions cos I havent a clue :confused:
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