Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Jinx Project

Read this before watching the video.

Overall, I can't complain too much about Jinx.  She's not an aggressive dog, she's really friendly and loves to play with other dogs and other humans.  However, there are few things we need to work on.  One of them is when there's someone at the door.  She goes from a calm and friendly dog to a wild and charging beast.  Jinx has one serious mean bark.  She has scared delivery guys down the stairs with her bark.  When we open the door though all she wants to do is lick and love the person.

Even though we know she doesn't mean any harm and she's probably just protecting us from an intruder, this is not acceptable behaviour.  Therefore I am starting The Jinx Project.  Shawn and I are going to spend time trying to get rid of this behaviour.  Hopefully we'll be able to modify it so she stays the friendly calm dog we know whenever someone comes to the door.

3 comments:

Catherine said...

LOL! She looks innocent! ;o) Friends of mine faced a similar challenge. They tied a few empty tin cans together and would shake them at the dog when she rushed the door. She hated the sound so soon stopped.

Hope you find something that works for you.

J said...

I have to agree with C. Our dog did the same and coke cans were the key. It is a hard one as they are only doing what they instinctively know to do BUT. Big BUT. Jinx is so very cute.

Michele said...

Good luck. It will be interesting to see what you find that works. Some day we will have a dog and we'll need the advice I'm sure.