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Old 06-09-2008, 08:58 AM
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Default Rude Rudi...

Im not sure if its a bad behavior shes picked up, if shes a puppy, or why she does it..

When I tell her sit, down, she approches me anything shes always throwing her paw at me..

Like I tell her Down/Plots she makes this funny noise and throws her paw at me..
There have been times when shes all hyped up and shell snap at my finger pointing her down (I think shes just trying to play)
Well rough doggy feet dont really feel good on my legs, face, arms, etc.
Any tips on getting her to stop??
Everytime I put her paw down she puts it right back up. I could do it 20x and shell still do it! Ahhhhhhh it drives me nuts and I feel like shes just testing her boundaries
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Old 06-09-2008, 11:32 AM
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Sounds like Bamm... except for the snapping at your finger part. Bamm only does it if I'm sitting down though... he'll come up and put his paw on me and if you remove it he'll just keep putting it back. He doesnt do it when I'm asking him to sit or down though.
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Old 06-09-2008, 12:08 PM
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Ya Rudi will come and put her paw on me..or just completely climb on me. Which I dont mind until I think shes doing it out of jealousy of Mary..

I think the snapping thing is just her trying to be a puppy and play but is something that needs to be fixed now.
Shes wagging her tail and excitedly barking.
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Old 06-09-2008, 06:28 PM
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A lot of dogs paw at people (and at other dogs), it's just a thing they do, it's not testing boundaries, or anything else. If you don't want her to do it, you can teach her that that behavior will not get her any attention at all from you. Picking up her foot and putting it down is probably rewarding the behavior, because you're giving her attention when she does it. Instead, you can just move so that her foot falls off you, even if that means that you stand up or walk away. She'll probably get worse about it (pawing faster and more frequently) before she gets better, so when you see it get worse, just know that she's about to quit completely as long as you stay consistent with moving away when she does it.

The mouthing sounds like normal puppy behavior. Think about it - you wave a toy in front of her face, she grabs it. You wave your finger in her face, she'll probably grab that too. It's puppy play. To stop it, you can again just walk away and ignore her for a few minutes, or you can change your hand signal so that you just point down and quickly pull your hand back up before she can grab it. Although that might make her just jump at your hand.
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