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Zeeva 06-13-2014 05:47 PM

Crazy Greeting
 
My father was over for a couple days. The pups haven't seen him for about a year. Zeeva adores him. She always has. More than my husband and I combined...he loves them too...

This is how they greeted him.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s17grk99AE8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s17grk99AE8

blueangele 06-13-2014 05:57 PM

your poor dad looked like he was going down a couple of times LOL

MyHans-someBoy 06-14-2014 12:52 PM

Yeah, I'd say they missed him a little!


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Zeeva 06-14-2014 07:45 PM

Was it inappropriate of them to behave this way? Out of control? I can usually get them to calm down when guests come over, but this time I felt a little undignified...especially when they didn't listen...

wolfy dog 06-14-2014 07:50 PM

I would have leashed them before your father came to visit. I personally do not like the hoopla at the door, even though people don't seem to mind. I want my dogs calm and take the cues from me.

Zeeva 06-15-2014 12:57 PM

Thoughts?

gsdsar 06-15-2014 01:16 PM

Set up a few times for your dad to come over. Have them leashed and give him some treats. Ask your dad to ignore them unless "four on the floor" and to give treats(drop on the ground) when they keep the feet of the floor. By dropping the treats, it keeps their head and nose down.

Your dad was inadvertently rewarding them by touching and interacting with them. Hard not to do when a 90lb GSD is in your face. But if you have them leashed, you can control that excitement.


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Zeeva 06-15-2014 01:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gsdsar (Post 5644713)
Set up a few times for your dad to come over. Have them leashed and give him some treats. Ask your dad to ignore them unless "four on the floor" and to give treats(drop on the ground) when they keep the feet of the floor. By dropping the treats, it keeps their head and nose down.

Your dad was inadvertently rewarding them by touching and interacting with them. Hard not to do when a 90lb GSD is in your face. But if you have them leashed, you can control that excitement.


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Awe...I don't think my dad will be over again for a while.

But I LOVE the throwing treats on the floor idea to keep their paws on the floor!

Thank you so much for this!!!

I personally don't mind them going crazy for my dad (do you?). But for guests I'm careful.

gsdsar 06-15-2014 01:24 PM

The problem is that's it hard for them to distinguish who it's okay to crazy for. Also, your Malamute seemed to start redirecting some frustration. I would worry about an overexcited frustration dog fight happening.

My mom is 70 something. 5 years ago I would not mind if my dogs jumped on her, but she is getting older and it would be horrible if she got knocked down and injured. I would be devastated if my dogs rudeness injured my senior mom.


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Zeeva 06-15-2014 01:29 PM

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Originally Posted by gsdsar (Post 5644745)
The problem is that's it hard for them to distinguish who it's okay to crazy for. Also, your Malamute seemed to start redirecting some frustration. I would worry about an overexcited frustration dog fight happening.

My mom is 70 something. 5 years ago I would not mind if my dogs jumped on her, but she is getting older and it would be horrible if she got knocked down and injured. I would be devastated if my dogs rudeness injured my senior mom.


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I see C: You are right. This is the insight I was look for...

My dad is getting older. I wouldn't want them to do that to him in a few more years...

<3


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