Can you train a dog to not sniff crotches?
Human crotches that is. I don't want to mess with his instincts, but I wondered if there was any way to train him to NOT immediately stick his nose in someone's crotch/butt. It's not obsessive or anything, it's really a small problem.
Would you give an example of how to redirect during a sniffing? Thanks in advance.Absolutely! And it's not necessary to use aversives like slapping the nose & yelling NO, or shaking a can filled with pennies. NONE of my dogs sniff crotches, and all it took was redirecting them to a wanted behavior, with positive reinforcement for compliance.
Ah, they get friendly because they detect a ''smell'' (dramatic pause)Would you give an example of how to redirect during a sniffing? Thanks in advance.
p.s. my dog gets overly "friendly" with me after sniffing.