How do I get my Puppy to stop playing with shadows.?

asked 2017-03-01 06:41:00 -0600

She just turned 10 months and for the past few months she won't stop playing with every shadow she see obsessively! She is my seizure dog so ever since she started doing this, she isn't paying attention to my seizures like she should be or was. I'm at a complete loss on what to do. I had to get her a vibrate collar for her other actions and it helps with everything else but this. I have tried distracting her with food and toys but she still goes back to it! Please help! I can't have her doing this since it's taking away from her help with my seizures!

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answered 2017-03-01 09:29:42 -0600

Great question. First, if you have contact with a local in-home trainer, this would certainly be the best route for you. They'll be able to give you invaluable insight into her motivation to play with shadows, and how you may be able to deter her. Also, keep in mind that this may be a play behavior that she eventually grows out of. My other suggestion would be to make sure she is getting ample exercise throughout the day. If she's expended some energy either with you, with a dog walker, or with a trainer, she will be a more calm and focused state.

Good luck!

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I can't afford a dog trainer right now because we are having some money issues but I will try everything else you said. Also hopefully it's just a behavior she will grow out of like you said. I didn't know they do that. I wouldn't mind her doing it if she still focused on my seizures. Thank you

Brianna M.'s profile image Brianna M.  ( 2017-03-01 11:04:35 -0600 ) edit

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