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attacking the vacuum

Does anyone else's pup attacked the vacuum. It doesn't matter if it's the tile vac, rug vac, or shop vac. Daisy is even happier when I am just using the tube to reach under chairs. She goes out of the way to have her wiskers sucked up and then happily growls. She goes into a frenzy! It really funny but if I want to get done I have to put her elsewhere.

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Funny you are posting this because I just got done vacuuming. Maddie goes nuts . I have been trying to teach her not to bark at the cleaning tools I can't mop or sweep either. She has done this since the first week home. Zoey could care less about it I think her breeder must have exposed her more or something.
I tried something new today. I started by saying good girl gave her a treat then started the vacuum. The whole time I was vacuuming i keep saying good girl when she barked I turned off the vacuum and said good girl. I never once said no. I have said no for almost 6mo now and it has not worked. I have put her in her kennel and it did not help. She still barked but only about 1/8th the amount as before.
Maddie knows good girl means a treat I have been trying this a lot lately I say good girl . Maybe it is just distracting her from barking. She also barks at people and I have been trying the same thing and it also has been helping.

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django run like crazy AWAY from the vacuum!
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mine loves to attack the broom Drives my hubby crazy when he's sweeping the floor to have her snapping behind him. Kids think it's the funniest thing!!
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Whimsy isn't bothered by it at all. She just kind of looks and follows it around barking at all. Yes..I do wonder if she was exposed to a lot of different noisy things ( like a vacumn )at the breeders before we took her home.

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Sophie barks and attacks and will not stop. She doesn't bark at the broom, but I cannot sweep. I have to put her somewhere because she does attack. It would be really funny if you didn't actually need to use these tools. Sophie does think everything is a toy. Will this stage pass?
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Tillie will usually asume the "let's play" bow and give one little yip, jump towards the vaccum, then she sets about 'rescuing" all of her toys... I vaccum a LOT (beige carpet, 2 kids, 3 cats, Tillie...) every other day at LEAST, so she is very used to it... and her breeder was great at getting her used to everyday noises.

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Jack doesn't have a big reaction except to get out of the way. Nessie immediately scurries to the door and pleads to be let out. Our old dog used to hide all of his toys in the corner and then attack. He was 60 lbs and I would have to wrestle the upright vacuum out of his mouth. He got banished outside and cry as I got near his toy cache.


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When the vacuum comes out, Augie runs for the couch and parks his fanny on it. No barking or whining or anything. But jumps on the couch and watches from a safe distance.

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Smokey and Sissy were ok with it....UNTIL they witnessed it "eat" one of their they are very afraid of it...they run and jump up on the furniture to get out of the way....
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