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How can I teach Dixie to sit still for grooming, and mostly barrette/bow application? She is like a jumping bean. Doesn't want any part of it. I bet there is a thread about this. I know I'm not the only one w/ a jumping bean at grooming time. i have been patient and understanding but not making progress. I like how some malts lay down to get the bow attached.
 

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Originally posted by Fach@Nov 4 2005, 01:36 PM
How can I teach Dixie to sit still for grooming, and mostly barrette/bow application? She is like a jumping bean. Doesn't want any part of it. I bet there is a thread about this. I know I'm not the only one w/ a jumping bean at grooming time. i have been patient and understanding but not making progress. I like how some malts lay down to get the bow attached.
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I should add that she is fine for bath. it's the combing and bows we are having a problem with.
 

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Originally posted by msmagnolia@Nov 4 2005, 10:54 PM
I don't know that I can explain how this happens, but I put Sadie and Sassy on a throw pillow.  They kind of put their chin down and this allows me to do the topknot.  They have just always done it.  Sassy was a little squirmy when she first came, but using the pillow somehow helps her settle down.
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Hmmm, i'll try the pillow and see how it works. thank you for the help
 

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Originally posted by 20202@Nov 7 2005, 10:06 PM
I started from the very beginning of putting Izzy on my desk beside my keyboard, I'd get eye level with her and when she put her head down to mine, I'd click and give her a treat  (she's clicker trained)  Long before she had any hair to even work with, she was laying her head flat on command.  Now she's far more patient than I am, most days.
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Anyone try the clicker training on their husband yet?
Sorry, couldn't help myself.... :D
 

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Originally posted by Fach+Nov 8 2005, 05:37 PM-->
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@Nov 7 2005, 10:06 PM
I started from the very beginning of putting Izzy on my desk beside my keyboard, I'd get eye level with her and when she put her head down to mine, I'd click and give her a treat  (she's clicker trained)  Long before she had any hair to even work with, she was laying her head flat on command.  Now she's far more patient than I am, most days.
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Anyone try the clicker training on their husband yet?
Sorry, couldn't help myself.... :D
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all good advise thanks everyone. we will continue working on it. just so u know we tried the rolled towel thing and Dixie was having NO PART of it
 
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