How do I stop my dog pulling the washing off the line?

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  1. cindyvine profile image70
    cindyvineposted 13 years ago

    My dog is driving me mad, the past two weeks she's started pulling the washing off the line and dragging it all over the garden.  Any tips on what I can do to stop her?

    1. K Partin profile image60
      K Partinposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Call Caszar "The Dog Whisper" yikes

      1. Richieb799 profile image66
        Richieb799posted 13 years agoin reply to this

        lol show her whos leader of the pack!

    2. blue dog profile image60
      blue dogposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      wash her.  then hang her out to dry.

      seriously, you'll have to catch her in the act before you can discipline her.  then you'll have to do some basic training techniques.  clicker works, be patient.  exercise, mental stimulation, etc. google "clicker dog training" for a start. 

      cesar's 1st book is his best, all subsequent ones seem to repeat what the first offers.

    3. Lady_E profile image64
      Lady_Eposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Get some nice looking, new friends for her to hang out with...

    4. chris3862 profile image59
      chris3862posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      well you could higher the washing line or use a simple but affective trick:

      when the dog is not behaving simply turn away from him and do not fuss or talk to him.

      but when he is being good give him a treat and give him a fuss that way slowly but shorly he will realise that it is not good and he will stop.

      please get back to me with anymore problems or if i have helped thankyou

  2. frogdropping profile image78
    frogdroppingposted 13 years ago

    Crumbs Cindy ... that's a dire situation. Re-washing clothes sad

    Can you use some kind of method to add height to the close line? Or restrict your dogs ability to reach it - enclose a rotary dryer somehow?

    Or maybe (time consuming) make your dog aware that it's not a good or welcome thing to do? Like hang any old crap up and then stalk your dog. Everytime she goes to tug something squirt her with a water pistol or emit a very loud, stern 'NO! then when she resists make a fuss of her?

  3. cindyvine profile image70
    cindyvineposted 13 years ago

    Thanks guys, I quite like  her and hang her out to dry suggestion!  Hard to catch her in the act as she does it when we're out or inside the house.

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    ralwusposted 13 years ago

    tie a large rock around his neck just so it hangs on the ground. Or maybe an old tire?

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    SquigglesMcBeeBeeposted 13 years ago

    why don't you keep your dog in da house while da clothes are drying? dis way you won't has to watch her or clicker her or hang a tire around her neck yikes

    dat's what, a couple of hours?

    1. AdsenseStrategies profile image63
      AdsenseStrategiesposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Is that Ali G?

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    ralwusposted 13 years ago

    You could stake her tail to the ground also. Short. hehe

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    SquigglesMcBeeBeeposted 13 years ago


    (me with my hair standing on end wink

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    ralwusposted 13 years ago

    Oh how I loooove rabbit. hehe

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      SquigglesMcBeeBeeposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I hope you mean dat as in "I loves petting rabbits", dat sort of thing yikes

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        ralwusposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Well, only if yer cute. LOL I think ya are btw, so you may be safe from me. But not my hounds or eldest son Elmer.

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    Denno66posted 13 years ago

    It's Wabbit Season!

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    SquigglesMcBeeBeeposted 13 years ago

    hee hee I can outrun any hound, any time. I'm fast! serwiously, you can blink and I would be gone big_smile
    oops better go, I think I am hijacking dis thread, sorree...

  11. ftwells profile image59
    ftwellsposted 13 years ago

    Sometimes you have to physically intervene or remove them from the situation. For example, keep her in the house until the clothes are dry. When my pup was an ‘actual pup’ he loved to demolish the Christmas tree. Solution, build a fence around the tree so that he could not physically access it. Luckily he has since moved on to other things.. . . . . This year we did not have to use the fence; we even gave him his own tree, which on times he would sleep under.


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