Ode to Ye Blessed Squirt Bottle
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  • Oh, ye squirt bottle! Thank you for your existance. I can yell at my basenji and they just laugh. I grab the magic squirt bottle and they run for cover.

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  • I might have to try this with Cali because she looks at me like I am crazy when I yell at her.
    tlbuddy

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  • What a great idea:)
    I yell at Bandit and he too looks at me to say "Is that all your've got"!!

    I can see Squirt Bottles within easy reach throughout the house…...
    he he he!!! ;)
    Angee

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  • I don't even need to squirt mine anymore. I simply pick it up and Tucker runs for cover too. in fact, I hand them out when I have parties - come in, take your coat off, grab a squirt bottle. (this prevents Tucker's "excitement jumping") also if you want the dog to stay out of your purse (because he WILL rummage through it if left unattended), put your squirt bottle on top of it.

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  • Guess I'm lucky – and Jazz is abnormal -- She hasn't damaged anything except one slipper, a few little junky toys {like from McD's}, and one of my daughters shoes. I can't blame her for the shoe too much. Daughter worked in grocery deli and had been frying chicken all day, came home and left her shoes in the front all. Well, Come on! they must have had grease on them and smelled like dinner! LOL

    I can just speak sharply, even from another room, and she usually listens.
    Of course, I am the only person in the family this works for.
    It amuses me to hear the kids saying, "Jazzy, get out!" {of the bathroom or bedroom or something} repeatedly, and then from the living room I say, "Jazz! Get out of there!" and she comes right out.
    Or when she is snooping at something and Darren keeps saying, "Jazz! Leave it!" and she acts like she is deaf. I say it one time and she walks away. LOL

    Ahhhhh, the power of the Mama! It feels so good! LOL LOL

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  • I need to try this too. I have tried Fooey and Zahra thought it was a condiment, she ate the squirt piece of the top of the bottle. She does not care for Bitter Apple though but I am afraid that I will get that in her eyes and hurt her. My Puggle sees me grabbing for the bottle and he runs even if I am not trying to discipline him! He can't stand the Fooey or the Bitter Apple.

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  • K

    We call it "the bottle of doom". Nothing seems to work except the spray bottle. Norman hates it. My daughter will look at him and say "Do I need to get the bottle of doom?". It's so cute.

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  • Well the best thing to do is GET UP and get the dog. Really, honest, every training site will tell you that.

    LOL, my dogs don't care about squirt bottles.

    So, ahem, I don't always do right even when I know what is the BEST thing. I found those popper things (the ones kids throw that go boom.. tiny little paper sacks the size of peas) work well. LOL. I use them to keep from getting off my butt when one of the senji go bothering the chow's food (she eats in bedroom) bowl. Whenever we go to carnivals etc I pick up a few boxes. :)

    Debra

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  • Oh my god that sounds like a great idea!

    Thanks Deb

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  • Basenji Mix

    @jessi76:

    I don't even need to squirt mine anymore. I simply pick it up and Tucker runs for cover too. in fact, I hand them out when I have parties - come in, take your coat off, grab a squirt bottle. (this prevents Tucker's "excitement jumping") also if you want the dog to stay out of your purse (because he WILL rummage through it if left unattended), put your squirt bottle on top of it.

    Uhhh - This really works with Duke & Daisy! Before we got Daisy, I didn't have a real need to use the "bottle of doom" because Duke was fairly good about knowing the difference between my posessions and his own (toys, etc.). Now that we have Daisy in the house, he gets a bit crazy by constantly dominating her. He mouths her as does she him. Most times, Duke overpowers her with his weight and sheer jaw strength that she has squealed in pain. That sets me off to protect her. It was becoming almost too constant. So I remembered this thread and tried it out. PRESTO - CHANGE OH! I've only actually squirted Duke twice to stop his behavior with Daisy. Startled him silly! He ran away behind the sofa, then came out and stared at me holding the bottle. Big eyed, he barked at me - then I squirted him again. OK-now he understands. "See bottle = SQUIRT!!" When I pick it up - he stops what he's doing and takes cover.

    To be fair though, Daisy challenges Duke into the mouthing match, so I had to squirt her a couple times too. My - what a loud little squeak came out of her. I need to pick up a few more bottles for travel & other areas of the house. Great power tip! :D :D

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  • Hey Jill,

    Some of this stuff they have to work out though. If Daisy is in need of some reprimand, let Duke do it. If you supress their opportunity to work it out between them too much, there might be some unresolved issues that pop up later :) But yes, I too intervene when it seems like the adults are being to "naggy" and overwhelming with the puppy.

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  • V

    This is mean, but sometimes when my basenjis are being "bad" at the dishwasher, blatantly refusing to mind me, I'll use the sink sprayer, and it is POWERFUL!

    If I do spray a basenji with it, I'll get a "Yelp!" every time.

    Vegas: I SAID "STAY OUT OF THE DISHWASHER!!!"[sprays B's]
    Basenjis: [YELP] WTH?!?! POINT TAKEN!!! Son of a (*&#^!!![runs to other room]

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  • J

    I don't have to use one on Hollie, she pretty muchs chews only on her stuff. We are lucky in that respect. Hollie's doggie daycare, however, does employ the squirt bottle when needed. It works well for them too.

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  • Yeah that bottle of doom worked for a few times. Now my B just licks of the water. Bitter apple, more like apple pie…nothing. Gonna get me some vapor rub.

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