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  • I don't think its SA

    But some people have made comments, people that probably don't know anything, but it made me think, so I thought I would ask here.

    At puppy school we do a "pass the puppy" thing and Mars hates it because he is across the room from me and can't get to me. He whines and ignores everyone else, though I did catch him looking at some treats some people had and were trying to tempt him with. Once he completes the circle around the room and he gets back to me he does the cute little snuggle thing and grunts and groans and licks my whole face.

    In the house he doesn't follow me everywhere, he rarely makes a fuss in his crate and if he does it has more to do with Minerva being out or with me than him being in the crate. Because of this I don't think its SA at all. I do wonder if his obvious discomfort at being separated from me in strange circumstances will lead to issues later on. He will wander around the room at puppy school, and his SA like behavior only occurs when he is forcibly restrained (on his leash) from being with me.

    Like I said, I don't think its SA, but I am wondering if it could progress to that and if there is anything I should be doing. Or am I just thinking too much?

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    RE: I don't think its SA

    It is SA lol I call it MI (mommyitis) my boy is the worst and hard to break and sucks when you have to hide from ringside at shows.I ignore him when he comes back to me and dont make a big deal out of it like Ive been told to do.It worked on my girl but not him.



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    • #3
      RE: I don't think its SA

      That's pretty much a big part of the whole point of pass the puppy. To get them comfortable with other people handling them and giving commands, as opposed to just mom. Being attached is different than SA, and I would suggest some excercises to help him bond with some other people, but he just sounds like a velcro baby to me. If he's fine at home, in crate, and when you leave, I wouldn't be too concerned about SA. Try not to look for the bogey man so hard you make him appear.

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      • #4
        RE: I don't think its SA

        It's not SA.

        In order to discourage the behavior, which could build into something worse, ignore him when you get his leash back in class. Don't coddle him. Praise him only if he is exhibiting the behavior you want. Otherwise ignore him.

        Passing the puppies off in class is a GREAT idea. It's allows the dog to build self confidence.

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        • #5
          RE: I don't think its SA

          YAY!

          I was worried it would make it worse. He did do alright with some people, but I kinda kept an eye on him just because he is so timid with strangers. I could tell the ones that he responded well to knew how to deal with dogs. They stood upright, didn't lean over him, they showed they had treats (he loves all things food) and then got him to sit. My husband can't even have him across the room from me. We tried it in the last class he he threw such a fit the instructor couldn't be heard over him so we had to switch back. We might start with my husband working with him next to me, that way he feels he can still say hi, but get him used to not being right with me. I would like that so I can work with Mini in class for once.

          And we had a great stranger interaction today! We had our groceries delievered and Mars only woofed once under his breath. He didn't shy away as much when the guy tried to pet him either. Usually he just barks and barks and barks and won't go near whoever is at the door. My husband was home for lunch at the time, but I hope it had less to do with that and more to do with him just getting used to strangers. I always try to be really relaxed when strangers come to the door, but I wonder if maybe he senses some underlying caution I don't realize I have. Of course, being a woman home alone when a stranger comes to the door, especially if the stranger needs to come inside, like the electrical inspector that came last week, I wouldn't be surprised that beneath my calm exterior Mars senses some unease. Could it be he is just super sensitive to my emotions, even when I hardly know they are there?

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          • #6
            RE: I don't think its SA

            Shana,

            LucyLu absolutely hated "pass the puppy". She would freak out anytime someone else had her leash. She used to freak out even when we did recalls. The trainer would hold the dog at one end of the ring and we would be at the other. She would fight, and fight, until they couldn't hold her back anymore. I didn't even have to call her name and she would come straight for me and sit front. I never had to train her on recalls. Even today (she is now almost 2) and still hates to be out of my sight. She is ok with strangers although she won't let them pet her right away.

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            • #7
              RE: I don't think its SA

              I call it Velcro dog. My old dane was like that. She didn't have SA, when I left her at home alone she was fine. Out in public or different places, she stuck to me like glue. She was just so much my dog! She was very social with other people but didn't like it when I was out of sight. I remember taking her camping and trying to sneak off to the bathroom. I turn around and look, and she's charging down the hill at me with the "wait for me" look. Everyone could tell when I was in the bathroom because there was a Great Dane sitting outside the door!

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              • #8
                RE: I don't think its SA

                Mars is definitly good at the recall so far. I think he is still young enough not to know exactly which person in the crowd I am but he is getting better at it. At the dog park when Minerva and I start walking away to another area of the park and he is all absorbed with some smell or something and I call, he looks around like "OH NO! Where did my mom go?!?" I can see this small bit of panic when he realizes he can't see me. Then I call his name again and he looks around. He used to run to the first woman he saw, get real close then realize it wasn't me and back up and run to the next one. Now he usually sees me or at least runs in the right direction glancing at each person he passes. Its fun to watch them develop their senses and learn to use sight in addition to smell to identify which human is theirs. Its also fun to watch the cute look on his face once he realizes with human is me and he takes off at a high speed run.

                As a side note, he has a lot of skin on his face, big lips and all. When he runs it reminds me of Hooch in the movie "Turner and Hooch", all his skin flying up and flapping, its really quite funny and cute.

                Minerva is alright at recall unless she is actively playing. As long as she looks at me and sees I am walking away she will come but then she isn't a velcro dog.

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                • #9
                  RE: I don't think its SA

                  Yes, "velcro dog"!! That's what Loki is--doesn't like to leave Mommy!! He crates and everything else just fine, too, but is a MAJOR Momma's Boy!! (So much for acting like such a big, tough guy!!) :9

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