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moniechris
6th December 2006, 03:09 PM
Any advice for using a squirt gun for problem issues? (Barking, scratching the baby gate, stealing ornamants off the christmas tree etc) I just started using it with Cody, but I want to make sure that I am doing it correctly...Thanks~

Cathy T
6th December 2006, 03:28 PM
Didn't work for us. After the 2nd time Jake decided he liked it and would try to catch the water :roll:

moniechris
6th December 2006, 05:34 PM
LOLOLOL!!!! :rotfl: That is halarious!! Cody hates it, which makes me feel guilty, but I guess it does its job!

Justine
7th December 2006, 10:49 PM
My mum only used on cats.So guess it would work on dogs.If Alfie in one of his daft moods i find clapping hand works well,then saying No very firmly.Works on my daughter.Distraction it works.

Joanne M
8th December 2006, 03:19 AM
I tried a spray water bottle because Tucker was damaging the screen on the porch door by scratching and pushing on it when he was ready to come in. Sometimes immediately after I'd just let him out. Though I don't think he liked the spray water it did not stop him from his objective. He's broken through the screen, made his own doggy flap! I gave up on the water bottle, all I ended up with was a wet dog and holes in the screen door.

molly
8th December 2006, 03:22 AM
all I ended up with was a wet dog and holes in the screen door.

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Barbara Nixon
10th December 2006, 05:04 PM
As I've said in another thread, Teddy and my former trainer's wife's border collie, both thought a squirt of water was a great idea, so played up more. The springers I used to own would probably have found it a treat , too, as they often liked to stand under the torrent from a hosepipe.

I use a small container with a few coins in it. The trick is to drop it so the dog doesn't realise it's you. Very quickly showing the container or just naming it is sufficient. It should not be used if it frightens the dog, however.

Claire
11th December 2006, 02:01 PM
We have a plastic water bottle filled with stones, and shake that to stop bad behavior.... it does work but you have to be consistant with it.

Cicero's Mummy
11th December 2006, 02:20 PM
Didn't work for us. After the 2nd time Jake decided he liked it and would try to catch the water :roll:


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Moviedust
11th December 2006, 07:41 PM
have you done any formal training with a "leave it" command?