ramonaghan Posted July 25, 2013 Share Posted July 25, 2013 Any training tips for stopping Sweep's overly friendly greetings? She is a chronic crotch sniffer, and it can be pretty mortifying (women in skirts are now to be avoided at all costs). People probably wonder why I'm holding her leash in a death grip til she's literally gagging herself trying to say hi, and then they find out. I know it's a common doggie hello and she's at the perfect height for it, but sheesh. Everyone's been a good sport about it, but I'd rather curb the behavior altogether if possible than count on that. FWIW, we've taught her the commands sit, stay, wait, lie down, look at me, and go to bed (as well as the completely impractical but entertaining "roach" and "shake") and she does them quite well in the house, but she's not as reliable outside with all its visual and olfactory distractions. We're still working on that, so any additional ideas we might try? Has anyone successfully trained their dog out of this behavior? Quote Rachel with littermates Doolin and Willa, feline rivals Tootie and Richard, and squatter cats Crumpet and Fezziwig. Always missing gentlemen kitties Mud and Henry, and our beautiful, feisty, silly Sweep. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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