We have a large dog, a lab/ great pyrenees cross. His tail is the perfect height to slap the baby in the face if I'm sitting down anywhere nursing, and to slap my 14 mo old DD in the face if she's walking around. I've been hit before, and it's definitely enough to make my eyes water so there are a lot of tears involved. So far we've just been getting him to sit whenever DD is waking past, but he's never processed that command very quickly (he does it, it just takes him a few seconds to get his feet positioned properly or whatever so he can actually sit down) which leaves plenty of time to hit whichever child repeatedly. Is there any way I can train him to NOT wag his tail if I give the command? I don't know how to teach him tricks, we think on very different wavelengths and he gets confused and frustrated and I get annoyed and give up.
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2/7/10 at 11:50am