Thursday, April 9, 2009

Dogs gone wild....for DOT!

Ok...so I figured I'd share this little naughty thing that Jackjack does and drives both Kenny and I crazy. But again he's so cute. :) First a little background, this happens EVERY time the neighbor dog Nikko is outside. Nikko is a sweet small white poof of a dog and is really no threat or ever has been to Jackjack. They have not yet met because well...I'm not ready. I think I will need to introduce them soon so we can get these barking sessions to stop but I only have met the neighbor girls, not the mother or any other adult. And I feel before I either grab their dog and introduce him to Jackjack or take Jackjack in their backyard, I think it would be best to talk to an adult and find out if the dog is neutered...which may be causeing all the barking. Since Jackjack always feels he needs to make sure the other un-neutered dogs know he's big and bad...no matter how small.

Just a quick note, Jackjack has never hurt any of these dogs that he barks at. He doesn't bite them but bark and run around them. :) Like he does in the video but closer and without the fence. :)

So, just so you know the sequence of events of how this starts, Kenny or I will let them out and 2 seconds later this begins....

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After I took this video, I did what I normally do. I get Jackjack and make him sit next to the fence and calm down. He can look but no barking. SK doesn't do this but I feel he needs to learn to be calm around the dog on the other side. Trying to teach him there is another way. :)
He's so good when he just sits there and stays. :) After this was taken, we came inside so mom could go to work! OH and we had already been for a walk before all of this...you would think Jackjack would be a little tired. :)

And becaus she is cute and crazy! Here is Abby smelling the fence pole instead of coming inside. :) She is just too silly.

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Happy Dogs on Thursday!

14 comments:

  1. Love the video! Happy DOT! It's our 15th anniversary today so am not doing a DOT post this week. Have a great day at work and hope you find some knittin' time!
    Love and hugs!

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  2. What is it about boys and their territory!?!

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  3. Boys!! Although Gretchen is VERY terriorial too...

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  4. I've seen several episodes of the Dog Whisperer where he trains dogs to calmly walk past fences that other dogs are barking behind. It's amazing to see how getting your dog under control (i.e. teaching them to ignore the barking dog) eventually leads the other dog (the barking one) to calm down as well. Good stuff.

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  5. Lol, I played the video and I am not sure what Jack Jack was saying but he sure got Honeydew's attention! She jumped up from her nap and was trying to see where the other dog was! Too funny!

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  6. sweet video, don't you just love the fact that dogs have such great personalities.happpy DOT.

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  7. LOL... cute video...and I do have to laugh because that happens INSIDE our house whenever someone walks by on the street with a dog...

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  8. Fence running is a hard habit to break, but you need to try. It can lead to aggression problems between the dogs on each side of the fence. Even dogs that are normally friends can become aggressive toward each other when fence running becomes involved.

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  9. Oscar used to do something similar while looking out the window. He'd run back and forth from one window to another... then he'd run in the great room and look and me and my husband as if to say "Aren't you going to *do* something???"

    Silly wiener dog.

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  10. So cute! Diamond is actually more territorial than the boys!

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  11. He has a lot of stuff to tell the little white poof of a dog.

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  12. You are so good to take the time to "discipline" JackJack. He's got a great mama.

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  13. Too cute. Probably the highlight of their day besides napping on the couch.

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  14. My male dog barks whenever anyone walks by and he incites the female to join in the barking. It drives us crazy too.

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