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How can i make my pup stop....

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Being too sticky when i need to do something while i'm on my knees, or sitting on the floor?

Couple of days ago my water heater was shot, and we had a huge leak in our yard, the flame was still going and i went out to put it out so the boiler wouldn't overheat and go boom..

So when i was on my knees trying to reach for the control Apollo would stick his nose were my hands were...and when he realised it was boring he would use me as a bench, and he started to lie on me.... i pushed him once because i didn't want him to push me into the flame, and that got him going! splashing the water all over me (i admit that was funny) but i got soaking wet from his zoomie..

What i would like to know.. is how can i let the dog know when he can come near, and when he can come closer... sounds like a sit and wait would work, but since that is what i did and curiosity won over the obedience (OH WHAT IS DADY DOING THERE!?).. i think there should be other way..
I don't want to tether the dog.. i would feel that i'm going around the problem and not trying to solve it in a positive way.
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I'm assuming from your many posts that you are working your pup some basic stuff sits, stays, downs, etc. I tell clients that obed work and maturing go hand in hand each day you work pup, has pup 1 day older. You can't make a young boy a man nor can you make a pup into a dog. There just are some things that pup is doing now that with age and work will just phase out and disappear completely. To me, the cool part is that you got a laugh from his zoomie, these are the silly things that you will remember later and the fact he has these silly zoomies once in a while tells me you aren't warping his puppy hood as that is the proper time for zoomies.
Well, we are still teaching basic stuff as you say... more than commands we've been using alot of N.I.L.I.F. recently, and just teaching him some doggie manners (Don't steal food, no jumping on guests, proper meeting, no pawing,etc..etc..)
He does seem more mature compared to the first days he came home though, he still has some behaviours that i hope he grows out from.. (poopy eating.., and still doing our ways with Heeling)
What about a place command? Go to bed/go to mat.
THAT sounds like a good idea...
How can i teach that command??
Well, i'm going to try this out now.
A question though.. how could i apply this to an outside enviorment?
I was thinking that the ''Place'' could be his dog house, but he is never inside his doghouse, i think he doesn't like it:rolleyes:
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