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Old 06-11-2007, 09:36 PM
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Default Sorry, I want to avoid licking on my feet

Maybe I am a bad owner. I know my dog licks me to show love and attached to me. But I do not like the feeling, especially when I just finished a shower... I also concern about health problem...

I really don't want to say "NO" to him because he is doing something good...

What can I do?
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Old 06-11-2007, 09:37 PM
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Old 06-11-2007, 09:50 PM
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One of our dogs was a licker. We just kept a toy or something handy when she was around, and when she'd come up and try to lick our feet we'd say, "eh-eh!" to interrupt the thought, and then toss the toy a little ways away so she would go for that instead.

She would also try to slime us every time we tried to pet her, so as soon as her head would tip towards us and the tongue came out, we'd say "eh-eh!" (you can say it in a calm even voice, and they pick up pretty fast that they are doing something not approved of) and we would fold our arms, hide our hands for a minute, and try again the exact moment she got out of licking mode. After the first couple of times she knew right away that unless she kept her tongue in her mouth and her big nose pointed forward, she would not get petted. She would only forget when we first went to pet her and she was excited. It took a lot of practice, but it did work to stop her licking.

Don't feel bad, everybody in this house hates the feel of warm slimy dog spit on their skin. Our licker ate chicken poop every time she went outside, so it was especially gross.
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Old 06-11-2007, 11:08 PM
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One of our dogs was a licker. We just kept a toy or something handy when she was around, and when she'd come up and try to lick our feet we'd say, "eh-eh!" to interrupt the thought, and then toss the toy a little ways away so she would go for that instead.

She would also try to slime us every time we tried to pet her, so as soon as her head would tip towards us and the tongue came out, we'd say "eh-eh!" (you can say it in a calm even voice, and they pick up pretty fast that they are doing something not approved of) and we would fold our arms, hide our hands for a minute, and try again the exact moment she got out of licking mode. After the first couple of times she knew right away that unless she kept her tongue in her mouth and her big nose pointed forward, she would not get petted. She would only forget when we first went to pet her and she was excited. It took a lot of practice, but it did work to stop her licking.

Don't feel bad, everybody in this house hates the feel of warm slimy dog spit on their skin. Our licker ate chicken poop every time she went outside, so it was especially gross.
Excellent advice. Would follow and try. Tks...
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Old 06-12-2007, 08:21 PM
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This is a PERFECT thing to use a clicker for.

Put the dog on a leash. Have SOMEONE ELSE hold the end of the leash, from behind the dog. (use a buckle collar).

have tasty treats in your pocket, and something with which to make your desired behavior. You can use a clicker, or you can use a verbal marker. I use the word YES!.

Let the dog come up to you and begin licking. Let her get in a couple of licks, and then have the person behind her pull her back just far enough that she has to stop licking. The instant she stops licking, mark and treat.

Then allow slack in the lead. If she goes back to licking, have the person behind her put enough pressure on the lead to stop her again. Mark and treat.

Goal being she will sit there on a loose leash and not lick. End the session when you get even a few SECONDs of her sitting there on a loose leash not licking. End the session with a jackpot of treats.

Once she will sit there for a few seconds without licking, you can start giving this a name. I like to think of cute names for behaviors that I'm going to be using around other people. You could say "zip it", or "stow it" or whatever you like. Just make sure she ONLY hears these words when she is NOT licking.

I bet if you are diligent and practice this for a couple of nights, you will have her up to a minute of so of not licking. Once you get to this point, start proofing a little. Move closer to her. If she does not lick, mark and treat. If she does, move out of her reach. ONce she is not licking any more, mark and treat.

I would bet money that in a short time too, you could shape her into "air licking", now THAT would be a cute trick. Think of a different word for that. Like "Raspberry". In seperate sessions, mark her for any showing of the tongue. You will be surprised at how fast she will learn to do these things if you just stay quiet, and mark the behaviors you want.

quoted from http://www.chazhound.com/forums/show...81&postcount=5 this post

from this thread http://www.chazhound.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29277 that I posted for help quite a while ago

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Old 06-12-2007, 08:57 PM
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quoted from http://www.chazhound.com/forums/show...81&postcount=5 this post

from this thread http://www.chazhound.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29277 that I posted for help quite a while ago

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Tks for the quote!!!

I am unsure whether I am lucky of unlucky. My dog can be extremely motivated by food. When I have some food in hand, he becomes very concentrated, sitting besides me and staring my hand. No behaviour problem would occur...
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I think if your dog is food motivated, you are VERY lucky. It's training nirvana as far as I'm concerned.
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