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Frankie has always been terrible with the vacuum cleaner, any time I do it she barks and tries to bite it, so I am constantly telling her no because it drives me crazy 8O Anyway today after cleaning for a couple of minutes I noticed Frankie was just lying down quietly looking at me, without getting herself stressed at all!!! I was so happy I spent more time giving her kisses and cuddles and telling her how good she was than actually cleaning :dance: Very proud of my little girl, I know its only a small thing, but I am happy, just hope it lasts!!!
 

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Any improvements are things to be happy about :)  That is great that she is taking the steps to be more confident!!!!!!
 

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WTG Frankie, keep making momma proud.
 

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Now if she could just learn to put her toys back in her box!!!!! Yeah right :roll:
 

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Now if she could just learn to put her toys back in her box!!!!! Yeah right :roll:
hey keep working with her....my mom trained her yorkie to put his toys back in his basket.
 

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ha ha there is hope! Maple goes nuts when the vacuum is on, and is even worse with the hair dryer! i'm glad yours conquered her anxiety it gives me hope he he  :lol:
 

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That's awesome!  Oscar hates the blowdryer, which I use every morning!  Maybe he could get some lessons from your pups.
 

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I thought she was never going to give it up!!! But I just kept on with my trainers advise of every time she barks tell her to sit and when she sits and doesn't bark, even for 10 seconds praise and treat her, trust me I did this plenty of times though, so am glad its getting through!!
 

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You had her sit anywhere or in a particular place?
 

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No where in particular just wherever I was, because she is always right beside me!!
 

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Woo Hoo, way to go Frankie! It may be a little step, but it's still a step :)
 

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ACK! Can anyone tell me how to get Ashley to be afraid of anything like this?? Little squirt seems to be not effected by any noise..she chases the vaccum, the lawn mower ( BAD puppy!) and jumps around the bathroom being a general clown when I blow my hair dry. If I turn it to her she bites the air coming out, and barks, and runs a circle around me..... <sigh> everything is a game to her! I know she hears the noise, just has NO fears in general..whats a mom to do??  :?
 

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It took Diesel a while to stop trying to jackhammer the vacuum. He finally learned that it's not HIS toy, but now he tries to do it to the broom. /sigh
 

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[quote="AshleysMom\";p=\"87665":1ol99chp]ACK! Can anyone tell me how to get Ashley to be afraid of anything like this?? Little squirt seems to be not effected by any noise..she chases the vaccum, the lawn mower ( BAD puppy!) and jumps around the bathroom being a general clown when I blow my hair dry. If I turn it to her she bites the air coming out, and barks, and runs a circle around me..... <sigh> everything is a game to her! I know she hears the noise, just has NO fears in general..whats a mom to do??
 
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Jetta has been fearless and into everything since the day we got her...and she still is to this day, lol...she is afraid of nothing!
 

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I have had Ashley since Christmas, and she always has been fearless like this. A few weeks ago, while out for a walk, a neighbor came towards us with his HUGE German Shepard, and the wife was walking their beagle. Well one guess which one Ashley decided to jump toward and continued to do so till I had to pick her up. This Shepard could have had a nice "snack" out of Ashley. It appeared as though the beagle being the smallest dog got no attention from Ashley...Arghhhh oh well, I know fearless doesn't mean unintelligent..but that day it appeared so..she was ready to take on that big brute!!
Oh and side note to Diesels Mom...I have to wait for her to go outside to sweep..the broom is useless at this stage..you would think getting bopped in the snout ( not on purpose of course ) would deter them..but noooooo..that adds "fun to the game.. :lol:
 
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