Sharon - posted on 02/21/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
stop playing with the dog once the dog starts to get annoyed with them?
My dad helped me teach my daughter that to play with the dog we use the doggie toys but as of right now I'm more concerned with the fact that she's added JUMPING, ROLLING, and SITTING on the dog to that mix. I've done the seperate the two of them and place her in time out for starting angle which actually worked for oh about A MONTH before she was right back at it.
The dog is pretty patient with her so I'm not worry that he will really hurt her just yet.....he mostly growls his annoyance at her and waits for one of us to remove her or he bares his teeth at her and grabs her shirt to signal he's done. She doesn't take the hint and I feel so bad to have to put him out on the porch until they both settle down. He's not a big guy either....small Chihuahua mix but the funny thing is SHE LEAVES MY MOM'S BIG GUYS ALONE! She won't even touch my mom's Irish setters or Dalmatian.......just her doggie.
I'm out of ideas and I know the dog must think I'm punishing him for getting annoyed at her when we seperate them......so how do you do it? Even my brother, who retaught his son not to do this, is out of ideas.........I refuse to get rid of my dog only because SHE WON'T LET ME. When we put him out on the porch for the seperation period she will literally sit at the door crying until we let him back in. We use to put him behind a gate but she was climbing it to get to him so it's the porch now.
There are times when she will climb onto the back of the couch with a blanket, put her head on his hip, and just lie there watching cartoons without bothering him so I know she can do it.
It's sooo frustrating!