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    My beloved little guy has learned he is tall enough to knock over the kitchen garbage can. So when I catch him jumping up on it I give him a quick ear pinch and tell him no. I usually continue the pressure until all four are back on the ground. Is this the correct way to break this behavior. He just started doing this last night.

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    I think the quickest fix is to get yourself some mousetraps. When he accidentally hits the trap it will go off and the noise will scare him. you can tell him "no" and then engage him in proper behavior. You didn't say how old this pup is, however it sounds like a young one, and I don't want to set up a negative for force fetch later on.
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    If you are going to FF with an ear pinch ,I would make some other correction for getting in the can...like a swat on the rump with a rolled up paper and a firm GET OUT OF THERE ...Steve S
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    11 weeks. I like the mouse trap Idea but it is a no go with the 2 yr old around the house. I will switch to a rump slap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majja13 View Post
    My beloved little guy has learned he is tall enough to knock over the kitchen garbage can. So when I catch him jumping up on it I give him a quick ear pinch and tell him no. I usually continue the pressure until all four are back on the ground. Is this the correct way to break this behavior. He just started doing this last night.

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    Matt,
    When I first read this, I just rolled my eyes and counted to ten before responding. I really, really, really, really hope you are not fishing.....

    What is the purpose of ear pinch? Why on earth would you go through all of that, when a simple verbal somewhat harsh NO would of convey the message?

    Please don't do that again.....You have the knowledge I think, let's use it right for it's intended purpose. OK
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    Quote Originally Posted by BJGatley View Post
    Matt,
    When I first read this, I just rolled my eyes and counted to ten before responding. I really, really, really, really hope you are not fishing.....

    What is the purpose of ear pinch? Why on earth would you go through all of that, when a simple verbal somewhat harsh NO would of convey the message?

    Please don't do that again.....You have the knowledge I think, let's use it right for it's intended purpose. OK
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    Damn dude who got your panties in a wad. I agree not to pinch his ear for that but at least he asked if he should be doing something else. Stupid comments like yours are just rude and pointless. I rolled my eyes and counted to 10 before posting also!
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    I am here to help...From your comment...you must be a young pup, otherwise, your comment about panties must be on your mind. If you are here to help then help, otherwise it is in your best interests to count to 20.

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    Im here to learn and help, im sure not here to be a douche and post stupid rude comments for no reason. You must be an old grouch dog in heat since many of your comments tend to be rude. Feel free to pm me if youd like to argue more I dont want to clutter up this guys post arguing with someone who obviously is just looking for an argument while he can hide behind a computer.
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    Damn...You are bent out of shape. Very sorry....Hope you have a better tomorrow.

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    I just thought that the ear pinch was just a negative pressure. If I had wanted to troll I can come up with some better stuff then this. Thanks for the replies.

    Matt

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