(Closed) Oversharing dog? Anybody?

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Thats cute, but see how it could be annoying! Maybe next time he lays them in your lap, put them up somewhere or away in a place that he can’t get too.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Mason does this sometimes, usually when he wants you to throw the ball for him.  However sometimes he drops it in your lap, you throw it, and he looks at you like your stupid.  I don’t get it either.   It does get rather annoying when you are trying to relax and watch tv or something. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

does he have a basket where his bones and toys go? if you do, everytime he gets up and puts the bone in his mouth, direct him over to the basket and get him to drop it in by showing him a treat. when he drops it, hand the treat and give him great encouragment. keep doing this everytime he pick his bone up and starts to bring it to you. eventually, he should figure out that his bones go in the basket instead of in your lap.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

This is a tactic that dogs use to interact with you when they want attention.  Ours rings the bell to go outside like that because he knows we always jump for it and pay attention to him.

When he does this, but isn’t signalling to go outside (we figure this out after the first time), we ignore the behavior completely, wait a few minutes and then engage him in a different form of play on our terms.

So he rings the bell, we say no, go lay down, and ignore him until just before he would do it again.  Then we call him over with a treat and play a different game for a few minutes.  We then go back to what we were doing.  He’ll still try it once or twice, but he gets the idea very quickly now, and is more likely to lay down and look at us expectantly for attention rather than ringing the bell.

Now if we could only get him to stop being terrified of flies!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I was just about to recommend the treat diversion that Jennhasfeet recommended… divert his attention to another rewarding behaviour.  We had to do with with our chocolate lab, and now she puts her toys in the corner, or on her bed, and then comes to sit on my feet still!! goodluck!

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

He wants your attention. When he puts it in your lap and you don’t want to play, put it AWAY. out of sight.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Yea he wants your attention, my dog does the same thing.  Maybe he wants you to do tug of war with it.  The first time my dog does it I usually play with her for a bit and then once she gets a little attention she’ll go away.  If you don’t want to play then I would put the toys away somewhere.

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