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Dog sitting down when he sees another dog he likes
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pilates · 07/08/2020 22:41

So when we go out for a lead walk my 2 year old dog will see another dog on the other side of the road he likes the look of and slams on the brakes and sits down. It takes a lot of coaxing to get him going again. Does anybody else’s dog do this? He is super sociable and loves playing with other dogs.

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Personita · 07/08/2020 23:05

My dog lies on his back when he sees a dog he wants to play with because he knows I can't make him move if he does that. He's 8 and I still haven't figured out how to stop it. Plus he usually gets a belly rub from the other dog walker, which is a good incentive for him do it again next time. Sometimes he gets treats too. If he really won't move I explain to the other dog walker and they walk away with their dog, but other than that I've no advice.

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StillMedusa · 08/08/2020 00:05

Ah the butt plant! Mine does that (well not currently as she's in season and hates everyone , she's not coping well..roll on spaying!)

I just wait until the other dog has gone from view, no point arguing about it :)

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suggestionsplease1 · 08/08/2020 00:14

Aw, I love it when I see dogs doing this - it's normally the pups/young ones. I always think they are saying 'I'm sitting nicely, now when do I get my treat of saying hello to that dog?'

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pistachioicecream · 08/08/2020 00:22

My puppy does that too. And when other people walk by. She’s most confused if people don’t stroke her or other dogs don’t want to say hello and play!

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Girliefriendlikespuppies · 08/08/2020 09:17

Yep my dog does this as well, I just roll my eyes and wait for the other dog to pass!!

We've actually just come back from a few days away at a place where there were loads of dogs and lots of lead walking. I think it's helped him learn to ignore the majority of other dogs walking passed as he would have literally had to spend the whole day sat in one spot otherwise!

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Stellaris22 · 08/08/2020 13:57

Ours does too. She'll lie down and do her best 'look at how cute I am' expression for attention.

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Juiceey · 08/08/2020 18:00

Yep my puppy does this. There's no moving him, so I just wait it out! He looks most put out if the dog he was waiting for just ignores him.

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RedHelenB · 08/08/2020 19:33

Aw. This gorgeous dog did just this on our walk today and when I checked if he wanted to say hello shared some lovely kisses with ddog!

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muckandnettles · 09/08/2020 19:35

My pup does this as well and because he is so excitable I have sort of encouraged it as the start of being calm when he wants to play or say hello. I actually thought I'd trained him to do this until I read this thread!

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