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I started using a clicker with Penny this week.

She loves the treats she's getting. She doesn't love that she has to listen to get the treat. I think she might be confused about starting the training since we just started it (this method anyways; its the only one that's worked so far). She also obviously was never trained by her previous owners. Her jumping on people and furniture is out of control, though, and I want her to impulse control.

Right now she's sulking in the corner and giving me one of these: <_<
Also since we started training, she's having accidents in the house again. Mostly pee and today, when I stepped out for about five minutes, I came back in to poop in the living room (I had just taken her out before I left too).

*sigh* Poor, poor Penny. She just has it so rough.
 

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I've been using the clicker to get her attention. She gets distracted easily, but when she hears the clicker she knows to come over to me and either sit or lay down. After that, she's given a command and she gets the treat if she does it properly. Its been working really well on her, but usually first starting out she'll do the wrong action for a command or try to walk off because she doesn't seem to want to have to work for the treats. Also, I haven't gotten to test the clicker when people are over; we just started and no one has come to visit in the past few days. I'm worried that the fact that people is going to distract her entirely.

When she jumps, I've been putting my arms behind my back and turning around. Once she's calmed, I turn around to greet/pet her. This works with me and my boyfriend, but whenever we have people over or my boyfriend's roommates play with her, they don't do this. They've been told to do this whenever she jumps, but no one seems to want to listen to us. So they ignore our wishes and we're stuck cleaning up her puddles (because she pees when she gets too excited or meets new people). Its a very big pain in the rear.

She did very well training last night. She even learned to stay (kinda lol).
 

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We've been using the clicker too. We can't take Gandy to training because he gets so car sick. Poor thing barfs and poops after a block. We actually lined our mini-van with lino to make it easier to clean up.
Oh no. Poor Gandy. :( Penny does great in the car, but our local Petsmart is only two blocks away so we walk her there (when its not a million degrees outside). We might need either way though because she loves drooling in the car lol.

Do they make stomach medicine for dogs? Or even doggie-antihistamine maybe? I know antihistamines can work against motion sickness.
 
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