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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by claire, Jan 11, 2008.


  1. claire

    claire Guest

    I dont know if anyone else has this problem with their dog but cassie constantly licks your hands when your fussing her or your feet as you walk past even if you wear new cloths they get a lick too! Any ideas how to prevent her doing this? its not too much of a problem but id rather she dint keep licking the kids faces and hands it cant be healthy??
     
  2. Eolabeo

    Eolabeo Guest

    Hmmm i ready don't know, mayby try spraying your in the face with a water spray bottle and telling him a stern NO?
    Or try the pebbles in a bottle, that worked for my sisters dog when he kept jumping up people, He no longer does it :D
    everytime he jumped up she used to throw the bottle near him or shake it, and he used to run for it because he did'nt like the sound, so hes stopped.
    Maybe that will work with ur dog if he licks or gets near the kids faces? u have 2 say no every time u do this obviously, maybe after a good few shakes of this bottle he might get the idea?
    it may not work but again its just a suggestion.
     
  3. claire

    claire Guest

    i know its only affectionate but its not nice we will try anything to stop her doing it. i do tell her no but its like she cant help it even when you fuss her and she cant lick you she just licks thin air its like she has no control, she is only 7 months old do you think she might grow out of it?
     
  4. Eolabeo

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    Must admit, my daughters dog ozzy is the same, like a blooming lizard lol, He's tounge is never in his head, i call him the chameleon :D
    And my mums dog nancy is just the same, but her breath stinks with it aswell coz shes old :eek:

    No on its own just is'nt working with ozzy tho, we've tryed for months, so i mite try the spray first meself, it may not work but im still going to try :D.
     
  5. claire

    claire Guest

    im going to get a spray bottle and try that tomorrow but i do feel abit mean doing it cos she thinks she is being nice by doing it, ive got a friend whos dog does it but she doesnt mind she lets her dog lick her face, i love cassie but i cant stand her doing it yuck!
     
  6. claire

    claire Guest

    we do tell her no but its like she cant stop it! i cant believe how much of a softy she is
     
  7. Jenny Olley

    Jenny Olley PetForums VIP

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    Hi claire, isn't Cassie a worrier, if I've got the right dog, did she used to wee when you had visitors, if it is her, I would say its just anmother submissive behaviour because of her lack of confidence. When dogs are worried they can use all manner of submissive behaviours from rolling on their back and showing their bellies, slightly lifting the back leg, showing their top teeth, weeing, excessive licking and jumping up. Keep working on her confidence building and she will stop the behaviour on her own.
     
  8. sounds very wise!
     
  9. Esined

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    agree with that, wouldnt spraying her add to the lack of confidence problem?
     
  10. claire

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    yes its the same dog and i do think your right its all down to her lack of confidence and reading about a litter of labradors tonight i saw it said that the owner wanted to put them in a shed and people expressed a worry of the pups not bein socialised well by doing this, cassie was kept in a kennel outside so i wonder if this is her problem, same as i said before myself and my partner saw the warning signs whenn we bought her but thought we could offer her better than what she had she has had problem but we are working through them one by one
     
  11. Jenny Olley

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    Just keep working through with her, you will get there. She may never be the most confident dog, but you can build her to such a level that she copes well with life.
    As for the indoor/outdoor debate, it really depends on the lifestyle of the breeder. I have been to see indoor pups who have seen nothing as they are isolated in an empty room, and outdoor pups that have seen and done loads, met lots of people, run around outside, been on car journey's so really you need to look at the wider picture when choosing a pup.
     
  12. Brainless

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    I agree, if you are negative about it she will get even more worried because of your rejecting her appeasement.

    I think ignoring and redirecting the behaviour are your best options, so either leave her presence when she does it or get her to do something else that is incompatible with licking.

    Some breeds and individuals are more licky.

    I am fortunate that it isn't a common trait in my breed, but They are a confident independent breed.

    My big laddette of a girl though loves to lick feet. I like ti too, but my kids if they catch me letting her do it go spare
     
  13. Eolabeo

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    All the above sounds good to me, No doubt their more expert with dogs then i am so listen to them :) i'm just going by what things iv'e tryed and what things have worked :D
    Hav'nt tryed water spray with ozzy yet for his licking but i have tryed it on my others with sucsess in a few probs, I Think i still will try with oz coz he is deffo a very confident dog, to confident infact lol which is'nt a bad thing .

    What ever you try, Good luck coz i know how the continuous licking can get to ya, Spcially when they have bad breath with it lol.
     
  14. Brainless

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    I use water spray for attention barking etc with mine,b but that is because they are far too thick skinned for ti to upset them, it is just a minor unpleasantness to them to have water in their faces. Would never use it on a sensitive worrying kind of dog.

    Water spray for some dogs is great fun, and they love to catch the water, so it does depend on the dog. Same as a rattle can, would freak some sound sensitive dogs out.

    Works great to get mine quiet quickly when they get excited at the advent of visitors.
     
  15. claire

    claire Guest

    cassie is an akita and i didnt think they were a nervous breed, i wondered if there was something that they didint like the taste of i could put on my hand to stop her. i wouldnt wont to tell her off because same as was said she is nervous already i dont want to add to it
     
  16. Lisa M

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    Great idea!!!
     
  17. Eolabeo

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    Must admit , my dogs deffinatly ain't sensitive, so would'nt really know the effects on a sensitive dog with rattle and water spray there :D
    Water spray or a pint in the face has stopped barking with mine, Rattle stopped mine jumping up and greeting people when they come thro the door as for licking, hmmmm :D
     
  18. Chickmunki

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    I have had my dog Bonnie for 11+ years now and she just can't stop licking either i have treid everything going and have just come to the coclusion a firm no and persaverence may pay-off one day. She's a very confident little pooch but you can see it in her face when you pet her she just can't resist licking it's like a drug to her. Be it wet legs/feet coming out of the bath or just a hand saying hello she just can't resist and she is old so her breath honks, have treid allsorts for that too, to no avail. Its like theres a vioce in her head saying "MUST LICK,MUST LICK". I treid the bottle/niose/and water thing over the years and she just stayed in her bed and sulked was miserable and became bit of a recluce yet still when you petted her she still licked.
    You can't help but love them for their quirks but your right it's VERY annoying! Am still working on it now, and am ever hopeful that one day i'll say no and it'll actually sink in. But with her being 11+ i know my chances are slim, but i love her regardless........ Stinky breath over active tongue and all. x
     
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