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Post by Jnestie84 on Wed Mar 08 2017, 07:02

Hi. Our puppy Gus is so confident and unfazed by anything other than the hoover. As soon as we switch it on he runs out of the room and into his crate. What would you suggest we do to get him used to the hoover?
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Post by stella on Wed Mar 08 2017, 07:14

oh Gus,Sash still wants to attack to hoover even now and she's 12!!!, may be leave it in the room with out it being on for awhile so he gets used to seeing it and then every now and again turn it on for a few mins,they are funny little things  Love Struck


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Post by LizP on Wed Mar 08 2017, 08:12

Clicker training is brilliant for this. You first of all teach the dog to target something - you can buy special targets but an old wooden spoon works well too. Then you move on to targetting the hoover, starting with only a bit of it if possible when it's not switched on, working on the sound separately and gradually, then building up to targetting the whole thing while it's switched on, then moving.

It can take a while, over several sessions, and you do end up with a dog that comes running to the hoover for treats each time you get it out! Laughing Beats having a scared dog, though.

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Post by Jnestie84 on Wed Mar 08 2017, 13:30

Thanks for the suggestions. He isn't scared of the hoover when it's off so it must just be the noise. My suggestion of not to bother hoovering again didn't go down to well with the wife Big Grin
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Post by LizP on Wed Mar 08 2017, 15:42

Odd, that! Laughing

Even if it's just the noise, clicker training will help. It allows the dog to feel (in part) in control of the situation as well as making it all fun and building up positive associations.



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Post by I❤dogs on Wed Mar 08 2017, 18:41

You guys have such great advice. My Jack Russell is 6 later this month & still attacks the Hoover now & again. I would love to give up hoovering haha, but decided to conform a bit to society
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Post by -Ian- on Wed Mar 08 2017, 19:55

Jnestie84 wrote:My suggestion of not to bother hoovering again didn't go down to well with the wife Big Grin

Now why can't I ever use that excuse Crying or Very sad


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