EllenEveBaz Posted February 26, 2012 Share Posted February 26, 2012 Milo the greyhound mix is doing greyt in his new home, but there's two issues I'd like help with. 1) He enjoys the backyard and just walking around the block, but on longer walks in wooded areas this weekend has appeared very nervous. His body language looks tense, his gaze is locked straight ahead, and as the walk gets longer, he starts whining and sticking right by my legs. When the car comes into sight, he pulls on the leash, obviously wanting to reach the safety of its interior. Romie and Nutmeg are showing no signs of nervousness. What can I do to make wooded walks more enjoyable for Milo? Right now I'm trying to ignore his nervous behavior, except to stop when he pulls on the leash. 2) Milo has a tendency to jump on people. He's showing good response to his rescue organization's approach of turning away and ignoring him when you're standing up, but that's hard to do when you're stretched out in a recliner. He doesn't respond at all to "no" or "down" in this situation, and it's painful having to struggle with him on top of you so that you can push him off the chair. I'm ready to pull out the squirt bottle , but thought I'd like to hear from you positive reinforcement aficionados (and others). Quote Ellen, with brindle Milo and the blonde ballerina, Gelsey remembering Eve, Baz, Scout, Romie, Nutmeg, and Jeter Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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