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...Gently grasp both sides of the dog's face and redirect it to your face. Praise. Repeat as needed.

Absolutely and for sure! Assuming the OP is close enough to the dog to do so, that is. Which is ... that I could get physical control of him if need be. Also, gently grab the dog's face? HAW! But anyway...

Sometimes "redirect to your face" includes lifting the dog by both furry face cheeks and bringing his overwrought brane close enough to YOUR laser gaze of Death that your natural telepathy has a chance to kick in. It's a literal application of the metaphorical "become your dog's whole world" theory.
My personal favorite part of the routine is the whole "Oh. Hello, human! There you are! Where'd you go, anyway?"
Sometimes "redirect to your face" includes lifting the dog by both furry face cheeks and bringing his overwrought brane close ... telepathy has a chance to kick in. It's a literal application of the metaphorical "become your dog's whole world" theory.

Oh yeah. Miss Brown and I have this sort of discussion on a semi-regular basis. She whistles like an overwrought teapot when she sees bunnies, and while not loud, it can shred my nerves. Telling her to knock it off is a joke. Grabbing the face and physically pointing it away from the object of her desires, and toward me, works wonders, though. It usually takes a minute, but she does eventually regain some self control.
My personal favorite part of the routine is the whole "Oh. Hello, human! There you are! Where'd you go, anyway?"

Exactly! I swear, it's sometimes laugh-inducing to watch their little pea branes switch gears. And you have to be really careful about that sort of thing with Boxers. Inappropriately timed laughter is a Very Bad Thing.

Shelly
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Yikes! That has not happened to me, but I'll double check the window settings.

Someone on the Dane forum wrote about how their dog accidentally made the window close and got its head stuck. The dog wasn't seriously hurt, but they ended up having to break the window to extract the choking dog. Ever since, I lock my windows if they're rolled down even a tad bit.
Also, gently grab the dog's face? HAW! But anyway...

I know of what you speak. Put a fox under Khan's nose (or even outside the house, 200 ft. away), and watch his brane ooze out the ears.
There's nothing quite like dragging a 60lb ball of screaming, writhing dog across the back yard because he is incapable ... to regain them, because there's a frigging rabbit/coyote/possum/cat/dog on the other side of the fence who will not go away.

Thank goodness for small mercies. The closest we've come to anything like that was when Pan (!) obsessed over the dead deer in the back yard, and walked around quite literally mooing (her version of whining) for days on end, because the evil meanie that I am, I wouldn't let her go forth and eat all that yummy food out there.
Which is not okay with this sort of dog. I never let Elliott off-leash off my property, even when he was at the point where I could generally call him off critters. It's just not worth the risk.

I am surprised by the number of people who think it is okay for their dog to be off-leash because they come when called most of the time, or would only venture so far away even if the dog has no recall. By those standards, I could let both my dogs off-leash, but Khan is not 100% reliable, and I won't take those kinds of chances.
Suja
Yep - that's the one that convinced me.

I've seen Dane mixes (even some very badly bred so-called purebred Danes) that look like that. Just how big is Max? Suja

Max is quite tall, as you can tell. He has very long legs. Standing on his hind legs he is about 5 ft 8 inch (long). I will measure his height with all legs on the ground, he weighs about 75 lbs. He is quite skinny and vet wants him to eat more but he has a sensitive stomach and too much food gives the pukes or runs. One vet deemed him ridgeback, the other Dane.
He is quite skinny and vet wants him to eat more

I think your vet is smoking some whacky tobacky!
He looks beee-yoo-ti-ful just the way he is!
Lean and mean, just like a race horse.

Handsome Jack Morrison
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I think your vet is smoking some whacky tobacky! He looks beee-yoo-ti-ful just the way he is! Lean and mean, just like a race horse.

I agree. I think he looks fabulous. Of course, I have a 25" 65# Golden, and a 24.5" 60# FCR, so lean is kind of the name of the game around here.

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I think your vet is smoking some whacky tobacky! He looks beee-yoo-ti-ful just the way he is! Lean and mean, just like a race horse.

I agree. I think he looks fabulous. Of course, I have a 25" 65# Golden, and a 24.5" 60# FCR, so lean is kind of the name of the game around here.

As Gordon Gekko once said, "Lean is good!"

Handsome Jack Morrison
Scientists threatened with death for 'climate denial'! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/03/11/ngreen211.xml The Great Global Warming Swindle - the video:
Why so much medical research is rot:
http://www.economist.com/science/displaystory.cfm?story id=8733754
I did it once. Well, Duke was secured in the car, but I'd just gotten this handy-dandy bells'n whistles fancy-shmancy ... was going on. This does NOT happen with wind-up windows! Very glad to have installed and used the trailer ties.

Or get a Honda. Honda windows close by hooking a fingertip under the control and pulling up. Stepping/pressing down on the control rolls the window down. I remember reading somewhere that Honda was the only manufacturer to have them that way. (Probably was in some Honda literature.) It does make them much safer.
It does also have the window lock - but it's a little pushbutton on a horizontal part of the driver arm rest. Just as easy to push it in or out as the window controls are.
Which is a problem for us when we leave the dogs in the car. If it's terribly hot and we want to leave the AC on and leave the dogs in a cool car for a few minutes, we have to devise ways for them to not open the windows by mistake. (?) We can push the lock but if one of the dogs steps on it and the engine is running, we suddenly have a car with the engine running, the AC on and both dogs hanging their heads out the windows! That's better than having them close the windows on their heads but not very secure. (I know. The answer is to crate them in the AC'd car. But usually my crates are over at ringside.)
Judy
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I did it once. Well, Duke was secured in the ... Very glad to have installed and used the trailer ties.

Or get a Honda. Honda windows close by hooking a fingertip under the control and pulling up. Stepping/pressing down on ... make them much safer.Danny and Reka were in the car once and I locked the car with the car running

I had a choice, break a window, call a locksmith, ask Danny to unlock the door
They only door lock I knew he could manipulate was the side door on the van

Old crickety Dan, I had to ask him to crawl back over the top of two wire crates and sit at the door. I asked him to "high five" until he finally managed to bat the lock and unlock the door
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