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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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How does your dog react when you vacuum?

Our old dog had fun with me and stepped on the electrical cord of the vacuum and would not move, just stood there smiling at me.

Molly runs upstairs into my bedroom where our little Siamese feral cat (Mr Jackson) sleeps on a small scratching post, and watches over him. Mr. Jackson is an odd, special needs sort of cat, Molly is so fascinated with him. I think Molly wants to let Mr Jackson know she will protect him from the vacuum.
She does this every time I get the vacuum out.

Here's a photo of Molly and Mr Jackson sleeping (without the vacuum going).
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LOL Gretchen! What a cute story!

My two are afraid of it. I let them out when I'm vacuuming. They're not afraid of it if it's off. Sometimes I make a rrrr rrrr rrrr sound and pretend like it's on when I'm moving it, and they STILL get scared. It may be unnerving to some but I think it's cute/funny c:
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Abbi barks and trys to bite it. It would be rather comical if it didnt hinder the speed I try to vaccum at lol
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Rocky goes BONKERS at the vacuum, but its my fault

From 8 weeks old I didn't want him to be scared of it, so made it into a game?! It consisted of me chasing him with it, he chased it back etc etc.

At 9.5 months old and almost 40kg I now have a severely teeth damaged vacuum and a very excited (big) puppy who thinks it is the best game around. He goes into something that resembles a Sch dog in drive at the sight of it

Wrong, but funny anyway and all my fault

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Apache doesn't care, he always ends up laying where I am headed I have to tell him to "move" and he won't walk over the cord.
Kiya watches intently and usually goes to lay in the bathroom.
Lakota heads for the hills as soon as I take it out of the closset, shes terrified, like I beat her with it.

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Most of our dogs don't care about the vacum and will just get up and move when I get really close. I've only had one dog who would try to play with the vacum by jumping back and forth in front of it. She never grabbed it though.
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Nala is totally indifferent with the vacuum, but loves going after the steam mop I use on the tile floors.
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Rocky goes BONKERS at the vacuum, but its my fault

From 8 weeks old I didn't want him to be scared of it, so made it into a game?! It consisted of me chasing him with it, he chased it back etc etc.

At 9.5 months old and almost 40kg I now have a severely teeth damaged vacuum and a very excited (big) puppy who thinks it is the best game around. He goes into something that resembles a Sch dog in drive at the sight of it

Wrong, but funny anyway and all my fault
Yes, funny! At least cleaning is not a boring chore for you.
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LOL Gretchen! What a cute story!

My two are afraid of it. I let them out when I'm vacuuming. They're not afraid of it if it's off. Sometimes I make a rrrr rrrr rrrr sound and pretend like it's on when I'm moving it, and they STILL get scared. It may be unnerving to some but I think it's cute/funny c:
Good of you to let them out and not traumatize them.
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Whip the vacuum out and Kaylee makes it clear, " VACUUM ME!!!" So if you do the carpets you have to vacuum the dog too!
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