Hi, I have a problem with my lab cross she is constantly trying to lick and in the process pushes herself into me and my wife, sometimes hurtin my wife. i know she is only trying to be loving but is there anyway we could stop the licking and also hopefully the pushing? please help
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Hi, I have a problem with my lab cross she is constantly trying to lick and in the process pushes ... trying to be loving but is there anyway we could stop the licking and also hopefully the pushing? please help

What is your dog licking: her self, people? If your dog is licking her self, there is probably a health problem and it might be under the skin. If your dog is licking people, you can help her learn when it is appropriate. A bitter apple product might be useful for that training. Dogs don't like the taste of bitter apple.

Whatever it takes.
Hi, I have a problem with my lab cross she ... could stopthe licking and also hopefully the pushing? please help

What is your dog licking: her self, people? If your dog is licking herself, there is probably a health problem and ... A bitter apple productmight be useful for that training. Dogs don't like the taste of bitter apple. Whatever it takes.

its licking people, I know this might be a silly question but what would i do with the apple?
and wife. the

Bitter Apple is a spray you can purchase at pet stores. You squirt it on anything you don't want the dog to lick or chew. Furniture, rugs, clothing, fur. Horribly bitter, but harmless, sort of like the stuff you paint children's nails with to remind them not to bite them.

Kathleen
How would i stop the dog licking us, it doesnt really bother me i find it quite funny but sometimes it can go on for at least an hour, also the pushing seems to be the main problem nowadays, could that just be something that could be sorted if i took her training? she is 3 y/o now. Thanks i will look at gettin some to stop her licking the couch Emotion: smile
How would i stop the dog licking us, it doesnt really bother me i find it quite funny but sometimes ... training? she is 3 y/o now. Thanks i will look at gettin some to stop her licking the couch Emotion: smile

you can spritz some on you, your clothing, etc. An hour? And you don't stop it? Pushing is demaning behavior. This dog needs some leadership. TRAINING is good for dogs and humans - do it now.

I own a breed known for lickiness. I don't allow more than a passing slurp though. A "stop" or "enough" is all it takes, but you've to to have a relationship and training - get on with that.

Janet B
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How would i stop the dog licking us, it doesnt really bother me i find it quite funny but sometimes it can go on for at least an hour,

It sounds to me like she needs more attention that you are giving her. How much time do you spend playing with her? Does she get a lot of exersize? Are you gone all day? I've found that giving a dog some treats immediately upon arrival can rapidly change certain kinds of seperation-based behavior.

also the
pushing seems to be the main problem nowadays,

Simply raising your knee if the dog is jumping up on you can discourage that. My dogs learned when not to jump up on me and when it was OK, i.e. when I was wearing shorts or a sweatshirt it was allowed but not when I was dressed to go somewhere. I think most dogs will get the idea if you say "NO!" but personally I think it's great that my dog likes me so much that he wants to jump up and get a big hug and lick my face.

could that just be something
that could be sorted if i took her training? she is 3 y/o now.

Hmmm... you probably should have started training about 2 3/4 years ago. Does she know the basics such as "sit" and "stay" etc? As someone else said the training is not just for the dogs, it's for the people too.
How would i stop the dog licking us, it doesnt really bother me i find it quite funny but sometimes ... training? she is 3 y/o now. Thanks i will look at gettin some to stop her licking the couch Emotion: smile

How in the world can you sit there and let her lick and push at you for an hour? You really do need to consult a trainer, I don't even know where to begin with this.
I have a one-word command that covers all sorts of obnoxious behavior. "Quit!" It means quit licking me, quit licking yourself, stop noodging, refrain from leaning, cut out the begging, knock off harrassing the other dog. And if the behavior doesn't stop I get up and do whatever is necessary to stop it. Somebody goes off my lap, outside, in their crate.

You need somebody to teach you how to teach the dog.

Kathleen
SOmetimes shes not licking us, but she will be doing a licking motion towards us in anticipation of either a treat or just to lick us, its not a constant hour of sloppy chops. Even when we do say stop she sits licking her chops at u.
Our other dog is nothing like and licks to lick 4 a second or 2 but then stops.
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