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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-02-2017, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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Dog hates when I sneeze, any ideas to help?

Has anyone any suggestions to help my dog overcome his reaction to when I sneeze? I guess it's handler sensitivity, anyone else in the family can sneeze and he ignores it. When I sneeze he quickly leaves the room or tries to climb onto my husband's lap if he's present. He is fine with thunder, fireworks, gunshots, everything else except my sneezing.
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Have you tried sneezing differently?

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Had a giggle at your response, I don't sneeze any differently to family members whose sneezing he doesn't react to.
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wow, of all the problems to have this one is almost funny.

How about when you sneeze, you follow it with a quick breath in like you are surprised and excited. Make big eyes and say happily, "what was that?"

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Dogs are weird. Haven't you noticed? Mine jumps up and comes to check me when I sneeze. However, subsequent sneezes he ignores. I think the noise out of the blue startles him and he has to check that I haven't exploded or something. After that, he doesn't care. Maybe you should record it and try to desensitize him to it.

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Dogs are weird. Haven't you noticed? Mine jumps up and comes to check me when I sneeze. However, subsequent sneezes he ignores. I think the noise out of the blue startles him and he has to check that I haven't exploded or something. After that, he doesn't care. Maybe you should record it and try to desensitize him to it.
Ours does the same thing. You would think I barked at him.
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Dogs are weird. Haven't you noticed? Mine jumps up and comes to check me when I sneeze. However, subsequent sneezes he ignores. I think the noise out of the blue startles him and he has to check that I haven't exploded or something. After that, he doesn't care. Maybe you should record it and try to desensitize him to it.
Mine does this too! I wonder if this is a GSD trait. My Golden Retriever could care less.
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