my new year training resolution

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my new years resolution is to contact a professional to get some issues worked on. I have contacted a lady who is up for the challenge. I was worried that my dogs would not act up, so she wouldnt know what to fix! Then Elegy came up with the idea to get it on camera, so thats what i did.

There are a few things I need to get on camera, but this is one of them

Sheltie VS electric broom

YouTube - Sheltie HATES electric broom
 

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they get so worked up Ruckus will redirect on Lynn and nip at me. its impossible to vacuum!
i put the dogs outside one time, and Ruckus broke out the glass in the door to get back in and attack the broom!

I know where I went wrong... as a puppy i played with him like that. and now he is bigger and its not so cool anymore.

no one make that mistake. no matter how cute a puppy is doing that, do NOT let it continue.
 

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luce does the same thing (minus the barking) if i let her. i just don't let her. i put her in a down stay and throw cookies at her while i vacuum.
 

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luce does the same thing (minus the barking) if i let her. i just don't let her. i put her in a down stay and throw cookies at her while i vacuum.
i have actually tried that. Ruckus and Lynn will not down stay when I vacuum, and they do not care about any treats what so ever. Attacking the vacuum is much more fun.
 

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you have to work your way up to it. desensitize. teach your dogs to be calm.
 

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I agree with elegy...that how I do it for similar things...you build up to it slooooowly...perhaps even employ a barrier like a crate or baby gate, so if they do break the stay they can't complete the behavior... that way when you back up a step, there is less to fix.;)
 

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Good luck! It is the best thing you can do...get help. I think it's a herding thing with some Shelties. My sister has all kinds of trouble with hers as far as running appliances of all kinds; the toaster, the microwave, the ice maker, the printer...everything. It got so bad that the dog started back chaining and getting worked up at the cues. For example: Getting into the cupboard to get a glass meant the ice cubes would start falling. So, he'd start barking and carrying on when she'd open the cupboard. Getting the bread out of the pantry meant the toaster was about to be used. I told her what to try...to break the sequence. Open the cupboard, get the glass and go watch TV. Get the bread but don't put it in the toaster. That first. Then to feed next to the appliances that she could move to other places in the house....with them off. Then on. But I don't think she did any of that and just lives with a barking lunatic when she wants to make a drink with ice in it or run any appliance. I couldn't live that way, myself. I'm too nervous as it is. LOL.

I hope this trainer will give you some good ideas that you can realistically work on. It will take work, no doubt. Or a steel building with no windows that you can lock them up in while you vacuum. LOL.
 

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