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04-19-2014 09:20 PM
Airman1stclass My puppy was like that aswell. I started feeding him right next to the vacuum. So he had no choice but to be by it. Now I vacuum him atleast once a day while he's eating. With the brush attachment of course.
04-19-2014 05:33 PM
carrieincolorado Chevelle goes ballistic when I use a shovel/posthole digger/broom... she FREAKS out and attacks it. But she could care less about the vacuum. She sits and doesn't move... and I have to nudge her so she doesn't get her tail sucked up. So much fun when you're trying to vacuum the stairs and the Velcro dog is on each tread with you on the descent as you TRY to actually make contact with carpet... lol!
04-19-2014 01:59 AM
Ellimaybel I either put Gunther outside where he sits by the front door or I ignore him completely. I vacuum, he barks. It doesn't stop me and it's not making him hide. I think he thinks it's attacking me or something. I just completely ignore it and go about my business. When it's over he goes up to the vacuum, barks once more and then he feels better and ignores it. Right now he's asleep with his head on the carpet cleaning machine and he hates that thing even more.
04-19-2014 01:39 AM
Diesel7602 I would do what others have said. I would have someone run the vacuum in another room while you feed her treats. I would do it once a day. Hopefully he will get used to it and know a treat is in order. =)

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04-13-2014 12:28 PM
Originally Posted by llombardo View Post
I can't get mine to move when I vacuum. They lay there while I vacuum around them, run the vacuum into them, they don't move.

Leave the vacuum on and walk away, let the pup explore on his own. I would let it run 15 minutes at a time several times a day. Eventually the noise won't even phase the pup
Yep, I left it on earlier for a few minutes, then started to move it a little bit, at first he barked, but then he got used to it. He followed me around while I was vacuuming always at my feet (he likes to lay at my feet too), so I think he'll be ok with it because we vacuum everyday I vacuumed his bed too, he was watching very carefully next to it and even came to smell the hose!
04-13-2014 12:12 PM
llombardo I can't get mine to move when I vacuum. They lay there while I vacuum around them, run the vacuum into them, they don't move.

Leave the vacuum on and walk away, let the pup explore on his own. I would let it run 15 minutes at a time several times a day. Eventually the noise won't even phase the pup
04-13-2014 09:05 AM
Originally Posted by shemeld135 View Post
leave the vacuum on and bring the pup over to it. let him sniff it and show him its ok! it worked/working for my pup good luck!
That's pretty much what we did I'm going to try it again today, fingers crossed!!

Kuma of Manenggon - Omg that's hilarious, her tongue getting sucked in but she likes it ahaha! Brilliant!
04-13-2014 04:23 AM
Harry and Lola Don't feed into his fear of the vacuum, ignore it. I would leave the vacuum in the room once you have finished, turned off and let him approach it in his own time to sniff it etc and bring it out often to use, he will get use to it as long as you help him by showing him there is nothing wrong.
04-13-2014 01:46 AM
Originally Posted by middleofnowhere View Post
`I'd just put the pup up when I vacuumed. Mine have always been too interested in sweeping, raking anything like that. They'd attack the vacuum if I tried to use it when they were out.
Oh Lord YES! Trying to rake leaves or shovel snow with Gunther around is an adventure. He caught on that when I do these things it results in him chasing what I move. Now I can barely lift the shovel or rake without his teeth attached to it. It can be fun when it's not -17 degrees out but it's definitely not easy.
04-13-2014 12:51 AM
Kuma of Manenggon Slowly connect vacuum with good stuff and cross your
Fingers. I was lucky and Kuma was exposed to it while we
We're playing. She gets her tongue sucked into hose and then plays with it. Good luck.
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