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As you know, we’re expecting our third baby later on in 2020. Cassidy has always dreamed about having another Siberian Husky puppy and found one at a local farm in February. We honestly didn’t plan to get a new puppy during our weeks at home, but it worked out perfectly. She takes up a lot of time and love, and makes us laugh all day. She is a wonderful and rowdy addition to our growing household of pets and humans. Now we have three dogs! And while we are working with Lucy on house training her, we are also working with our older dogs, Astro and Athena, on their excitement markings in the house. This has needed our attention for a while now.
How to Prevent Excitement Markings In Your Dogs:
Identifying the issue:
Athena has had excitement markings for as long as I can remember. She gets them more from certain people – maybe people who are more loud and commanding. For example, she doesn’t have them with me and is used to me in her day to day. That said, it can be an uncomfortable situation for house guests or for our gorgeous floors that we had redone only a year or so ago! As for Astro, he marks nearly on a daily basis, and we’ve had to learn some ways to deal with this. The source of “excitement” to Astro is my husband, so we know this needs solutions.
Identifying the solution:
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More tips on dealing with excitement markings:
- Understand the problem and that your dog isn’t doing it for fun – so make sure not to yell at the behavior.
Reduce excitement at home – my husband will come home and not make a huge deal over the dogs. He might sit quietly and let them come to him, and might offer small treats.
Strategize with potty breaks right before sources of excitement are due to enter the house.
Encourage calm behaviors like sitting, staying, or down staying.