|Barked: Fri Nov 30, '12 6:52pm PST |
|Well, you might teach him a "wait" or "heel"
Foxxy had to be taught this so she would stop doing standing vertical leaps when we came home. She's good at them, but we don't want other people coming in and getting that treatment. A grinning chihuahua that can spring up to chest height is a bit intimidating, and risky to have underfoot.
anyway. "wait" is our command. It springs to my mouth easier than heel. They wait at the tops of stairs, they "wait" at the door, they "wait" when we come home. It simply means sit and look at me until I give you permission to go.
Now, we come home, and if they get too excited, we tell them "wait" until we are in a better and calmer frame of mind to greet them safely. No more stepped on paws, or accidentally kicked ribs, or squished under whatever we have in our hands, or tripping the humans.
they also know "I step" which means "get out of my immediate space"
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