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Sometimes when my dog is lying down I step over her and just as I
step over her she stands up !! :eek: :eek:

What does YOUR dog do? :confused:
 

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How many times has she tripped you? Wolfie puts his ball or a bone under the diningroom china cabinet on purpose. Then he sticks his legs under there and cries and moans until I lay on the floor and get it out for him. Then he takes advantage of the fact that I am on the floor. He steps on my back and pulls my hair.
 

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I practice stepping over my dogs and having them 'stay' there! Part of all the rest of my training stuff.

Just have tons of treats and give your 'stay/wait' command and give out the treats as long as they are in place.
 
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I practice stepping over my dogs and having them 'stay' there! Part of all the rest of my training stuff.

Just have tons of treats and give your 'stay/wait' command and give out the treats as long as they are in place.
We learned in obedience class how to do this. Wolfie doesn't move when I step over him, unless it's to give my ankle a passing nibble.
 

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My mother's collie freaks out if you step over or near him when he's lying down. He also gets snappy if you try to touch him when he's lying down, which is how I got bit in the face. To prevent Freyja from picking up the same habit I purposely step over her when she's lying down. I also will lay down next to her and rest my head or my torso on her body so she gets used to the action. I started doing this to her from the first day I brought her home. I think that commanding her to stay, stepping over her and rewarding with a treat is the best way to go.
 

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Hey, I didn't post this to get a lesson, I posted it to get a LAFFFFFFF.
I know perfectly well how to stay my dog.
sheeeeesh
 

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If I stepped over Sinister he would scramble to get away from me, he would probably think that I was going to attack him.

He is such a drama king! :rolleyes:
 

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Sorry, didn't mean to lecture you, I'm just a little sensitive on the issue.
 

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How many times has she tripped you? Wolfie puts his ball or a bone under the diningroom china cabinet on purpose. Then he sticks his legs under there and cries and moans until I lay on the floor and get it out for him. Then he takes advantage of the fact that I am on the floor. He steps on my back and pulls my hair.

OMG :spittingcoffee:
 

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How many times has she tripped you? Wolfie puts his ball or a bone under the diningroom china cabinet on purpose. Then he sticks his legs under there and cries and moans until I lay on the floor and get it out for him. Then he takes advantage of the fact that I am on the floor. He steps on my back and pulls my hair.
haha, love it

Abby does that with balls too, thank goodness I don't have any hair. Then as soon as I squirm and get it she finds another place to 'lose' it. I think she has me trained to fetch. :D
 

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When Hondo lays down, he is down for the count. I step over him and he remains down (even his head). But..let me screw up and step on his tail just one time ......

Hondo is a plopper - he likes being by us and he'll plop down and get comfy anywhere. I won't take that away from him.
 

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Ace never moves he just lays there, one of these days I'm going to take for granted he will stay and I will be airborne. :)
 

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Both my dogs stay still. I've done a few things to make this happen though.

If they did get up, I would "mow through" and walk as I normally would and sort of push my feet through them. I also constantly walk up and then jump over. I think this jumping over gets them calmer with the rapid movement and much more "high energy" step over, and they thus are much calmer if I'm just walking.

Same thing if they get in the way of me walking, I walk right on through. I don't get out of the way of dogs, dogs get out of my way.
 

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My rottie, Tori, will use my approach as an opportunity roll over on her back and wave all 4 paws in the air trying to scam a belly rub. Usually works!
 

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My rottie, Tori, will use my approach as an opportunity roll over on her back and wave all 4 paws in the air trying to scam a belly rub. Usually works!
YES!!! This is what happens at my house too. I get the velvet eyeball stare, a paw wave, an exposed belly... And if I keep on going without a belly rub, I get a big disappointed sigh. :(
 

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I tell dodger stay when I stopover him, if I don't well...it's all game lol.
 

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We've only done that with the "wait" command. If either of our dogs are in our way, we make them get up and move. Stepping over your dog leads them to assume they have an alpha status (albeit, a small one).
 
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