Hot weather behavior or other anxiety?

by Michelle
(Nashville)

I just met a friend on college campus and brought my dog. This is pretty regular event.
Dog was pawing and trying to jump on us both.
We had bowl of water and under a tree. I can't figure out what his problem was. Was it the heat or my fiends hat which she did remove. It was embarrassing and I could not control him. Help,

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Jun 10, 2016
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Behaviour
by: Donna

It may have been embarrassing behaviour but now you know that you need to work with your dog.

It's hard to say. I would say he was excited. Make sure your dog gets lots of walks and hikes into the great outdoors, too, so he doesn't have so much energy. But, he will probably get excited, again, at having you and your friend at his level. That is pretty exciting for a dog if it doesn't happen often if at all.

How old if your dog? Do you get your dog out to other events to socialize with people?

Working with dogs is ongoing. You need to train your dog with on and off. So, teach him to get on the couch with an 'on' and good treat. Then 'off' and a treat. And, 'good boy'.

Once he knows this, and he starts this behaviour of jumping on people, tell him 'off'. Say it again 'Fido, off'. When he comes off, 'good boy'.

It may not work so simply say 'ah ah' and pull him off and have him lie down or sit which he will already know because you have trained him. Once he sits or lies down, say 'good boy'. This is called redirecting him.

You must guide him on how he is to become a good canine citizen through time, patience and consistency in training.

Never punish him. Simply redirect.

Follow Dr. Sophia Yin, world-renowned vet behaviourist, on how to work with your dog: https://drsophiayin.com/videos/entry/teaching-a-dog-to-sit-politely-rather-than-jump/

Have fun with your dog!

Jul 23, 2016
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Out of control obsession with human
by: Tami

My four year old great pyranese/lab mix has all of a sudden became obsessed with my sister ( we are in our 60's and 70's).....he follows her around the house everywhere, and I mean everywhere.....he will lick on her and want to climb his big butt in her lap and if she gets out his sight he will walk the house frantically looking for her....he will lay outside the bathroom door and whine until she comes out...HELP....what do we do?

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