My 6 month old spayed corgi puppy Rosie will not under any circumstances leave me alone when I have socks on. She immediately bites, pulls and attacks my feet until I give in and sh pulls them off. Every pair has holes in them.
I know, I know, just wear shoes! I don't like to always wear shoes in the house. Ok, I know-dont wear socks! But my feet get cold!
So- I have tried the trade for a toy, a treat and a belly rub. No-she does not give up until the socks are off.
Trainer coming tomorrow...
any suggestions? Anyone else have a sock loving corgi?
That's hilarious! But the nuisance factor is high.
I second Susan: get to work on training her to leave your socks alone. One strategy is to get a clean squirt bottle that has never held any detergent or anything else and put clean, cold tap water in it. Set it to squirt rather than spray. When the dog approaches to grab a sock, give her a squirt and say NO! firmly. Do not try to bribe; she'll think that's a reward or part of the Sock Game.
thanks all-I truly appreciate your responses.
A wonderful trainer came today and boy did we learn a lot in an hour.
She suggested a cheap "behavior correction spray" from Target ($8) that she showed us how effective it was.
Its a simple short spray containing a pheromone. Not that she may really get much of the actual pheromone on her-but at least it is not bad for her. The spray stops them in their tracks and refocuses them. Then you place them in a sit-stay. Reward the sit-stay. Calmly.
I will report tomorrow!