Sissygirl's Mom (Marie)
Join Date: Aug 2007
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I just read this book - "The Loved Dog" - I know I have posted it on about every thread - but it is a good read. Don't agree with everything but good ideas!
Here is one for biting.
A dog named Honey kept biting and the owner wanted to teach it kisses.
So this trainer (Tamar Geller) says:
"I needed to teach Honey to kiss hands, not bite them, so I pulled out a jar of peanut butter. You can use any healthy food that can be smeared on your hand. Some dogs like peanut butter, and other like honey or liver spread. I smeared a think layer of peanut butter on the back of my hand and put it out for Honey to lick. As soon as she started licking the good-tasting treat, I repeatedly said, "Kisses, kisses, kisses," with a soft and appreciative voice. "Good kisses," I reinforced as Honey savored the peanut butter. I was teaching her that licking my hand, or kisses, was something I wanted her to do, without correcting her nipping behavior. "
Anyways, just a little of what she says about that.