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I got a dog that continues to sniff the butts of other dogs. Do I have anything to worry about with this behavior.

I was told that when Noah and all the animals were on the ark and all that rain fell and fell. Well the dogs being dogs stayed outside and watched it rain. They had never in their life seen rain. As it happened, they all had their butts washed away. When the sun came out and they were so excided about getting off that boat (in the Navy we called it a ship ) they just crabbed any butt and got off, to this very day they are always searching to find theirs. Is there any truth in this at all. Just curious and I hope you smiled. NOW GO TRAIN YOUR DOG.
 

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Jerry Lyda said:
I got a dog that continues to sniff the butts of other dogs. Do I have anything to worry about with this behavior.

I was told that when Noah and all the animals were on the ark and all that rain fell and fell. Well the dogs being dogs stayed outside and watched it rain. They had never in their life seen rain. As it happened, they all had their butts washed away. When the sun came out and they were so excided about getting off that boat (in the Navy we called it a ship ) they just crabbed any butt and got off, to this very day they are always searching to find theirs. Is there any truth in this at all. Just curious and I hope you smiled. NOW GO TRAIN YOUR DOG.
Oh, that's a totally true story. Fact. I looked it up.
 

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Connie Sutherland said:
Jerry Lyda said:
I got a dog that continues to sniff the butts of other dogs. Do I have anything to worry about with this behavior.

I was told that when Noah and all the animals were on the ark and all that rain fell and fell. Well the dogs being dogs stayed outside and watched it rain. They had never in their life seen rain. As it happened, they all had their butts washed away. When the sun came out and they were so excided about getting off that boat (in the Navy we called it a ship ) they just crabbed any butt and got off, to this very day they are always searching to find theirs. Is there any truth in this at all. Just curious and I hope you smiled. NOW GO TRAIN YOUR DOG.
Oh, that's a totally true story. Fact. I looked it up.
If Connie looked it up it has to be true! :lol:
 

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I got a dog that continues to sniff the butts of other dogs. Do I have anything to worry about with this behavior.

Jerry, that depends if its your male sniffing the male's :roll: :wink:
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Jerry,

Would you consider the behavior obsessive/compulsive, impulsive or an addiction? :lol: In other words, does he stop doing everything else because he considers other dogs' butts a "very valuable" use of his time?

or is it your run of the mill, "Hmmm...a butt...I think I'll go smell it", kind of behavior? :lol:

Now, regarding....
Do I have anything to worry about with this behavior.
...are you noticing any "brown" on the sniffer? :lol:

If it's the first case, you should correct it strongly..."butt" I'm sure you already know that.

If it's the second, and you believe in the use of immediate "rear"-wards, then you can "rear"-ward him AFTER good behavior. For example, you tell the dog, "Okay, Bud. I want a fast entry, a hard bite, a clean out...and then you can go smell those butts."
 
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