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jafo220 03-18-2014 10:45 PM

**Selzer** Sitting On The Dog
Being the other thread is now closed, and I read your reply. I will have to continue here.

"Sitting on the dog" I found on this site. I couldn't find the thread but it also contained a video. The thread it was in was not specific to this topic.

Basically have a chair, have the dog on a leash or lead. Sit on the lead in the chair and let the dog have about a foot of lead. You ignore the dog like they are not there. The video said to start with a minimum of 30 minutes. You do this daily. The dog, if they are hyperactive or just won't settle down when you want to relax, this is suppose to give them the idea that when you sit down, it's relax or rest time.

It may sound kind of crazy, but it seems to work.

llombardo 03-18-2014 10:50 PM

It doesn't sound crazy and I can see it working. I will need to use this method for a dog I am taking in next week or I will go insane.

glowingtoadfly 03-18-2014 10:52 PM

This sounds great.

Courtney 03-18-2014 10:53 PM

Sounds like tethering which I think can be effective for some training situations.

my boy diesel 03-18-2014 10:56 PM

search for dog long down

Chip18 03-18-2014 10:57 PM

Well not going to say it can't work but it certainly sounds crazy to me! Never say never but I can't imagine myself ever doing that?

llombardo 03-18-2014 11:00 PM


Originally Posted by Chip18 (Post 5226642)
Well not going to say it can't work but it certainly sounds crazy to me! Never say never but I can't imagine myself ever doing that?

When you have six dogs in the house and 4 are under the age of three it isn't so crazy:)

My troublemaker is the one with the blue eyes , he is a greyhound/husky that can't sit still.

my boy diesel 03-18-2014 11:02 PM

it is a good way to teach them to calm themselves
if you ever have a dog that cannot calm itself and has no impulse control you would not think it is crazy

ZoeD1217 03-18-2014 11:07 PM

At what age would it be appropriate to start doing this?

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my boy diesel 03-18-2014 11:13 PM

you can do short downs of up to 2-5 min with puppy
i would say 8-10 weeks on
increase the time up to 30 min
dont make the dog frustrated but let it get a little frustrated then when it calms wait a few more minutes and let it go
i mean with a puppy wait up to 15-30 seconds
do not expect too much too soon but a 4-6 mo old dog should be able to go 10-20 min anyway
if you do this randomly a few times a week it will help the dog learn to settle itself

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