Bo Peep Posted September 12, 2007 Report Share Posted September 12, 2007 This last week-end was perfect training for my obsessed dog, Usher and the dreaded "LAWN MOWER". Actually I didn't know if he liked it or hated it- hmmm. So, with my Boyfriends help & I wish I had a video we accomplished this phobia. Took about 45 minutes. First start the lawn mower (with dog on leash-tugging) Barking, hyper dog ..... then with leash, approach lawn mower, this needs at least 3 people. AND A SAFE LAWN MOWER. Let the dog about a foot away from the lawn mower and give him time to bark and release from the leash, relax... approach the lawn mower again... baby steps. OK- Lawn mower is no longer scary or fun, just an appliance, next throw ball while lawn mower is moving (still on leash) good- ball is more fun than lawn mower. Eventually, this lawn mower thing is no problem. Lawn mower moved, no problems, dog was obsessed with something else, lawnmower owner- only a little nip in the butt after leash release- no teeth- LOL. Just a wet spot. Dog not obsessed with lawn mower anymore ........I think.....LOL. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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