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Old 03-12-2014, 07:37 AM
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Most dogs are sort of freaked about elevators. It must be super weird to a dog to have the sensation of movement without any external clues about how it's happening. Most dogs do get used to it though many will never be completely comfortable until they get out of that weird box.
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:58 AM
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@Grabby I completely understand. I just want him to be comfortable getting on the elevator... I mean, I don't mind going down the stairs from my 6th floor apartment, but I'm not too fond of the idea of going back up after a long walk, especially once summer comes around.
Oh well, more things to work on I guess.
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Old 03-12-2014, 02:34 PM
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@Grabby I completely understand. I just want him to be comfortable getting on the elevator... I mean, I don't mind going down the stairs from my 6th floor apartment, but I'm not too fond of the idea of going back up after a long walk, especially once summer comes around.
Oh well, more things to work on I guess.

I know I'd not want to climb six flights of stairs. No matter what the weather. Hopefully he'll feel more comfortable with some more training. The first time Rex had to ride an elevator he walked right in but as soon as it moved he practically climbed into my arms. He weighs 70 lbs so this was awkward. Poor dog did get better using treats but he was always happiest when it was time to get off.
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Old 03-12-2014, 02:49 PM
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@Grabby Thankfully, Merlin's just under 10 lbs right now, so I can still easily carry him on and off for now. Hopefully by the time he gets older he'll be more comfortable with it.
And I can just visualize a 70lb dog trying to climb ib to anyone's arms. XD
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So, Merlin got on the elevator today (without spreading his legs out like Bambi beforehand). Unfortunately, a UOS guy got on at the 3rd floor and started making kissy noises at Merlin, which sent him into a barking frenzy.
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Good progress though!!! Glad to hear he managed to go in on his own!!!

The sit-stay as the elevator doors open and close and people walk in and out is HARD, just fyi in the future. We're only getting that down consistently now, almost a year later. I found it helped at first if I'd put her in a corner, block people from touching her/her from seeing them staring and made it obvious she was in training the moment they got on-ie clicking for staying still is the first thing they hear even before they get on. I know you're not there yet but body-blocking people and the like now might help you out since it's a highly imperfect situation for training.
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Yeah! It took some coaxing, and I almost thought he wasn't going to, but in the end he got on it on his own.
He's actually pretty good at sitting while we wait for the elevator as well as when we're on the elevator. It's just when there are distractions that he loses his focus (because I haven't worked with him much in more simulating environments yet. We'll get there, though.
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Yup, the door opening ALWAYS indicates a big distraction though-it was really hard for her to NOT get excited every time it opened, even if the elevator was being a ghost and sometimes opening for no reason -_- The body blocking and whatnot mostly help with people not trying to pet/touch/scare/etc him.

Worst experience was going into an elevator and someone who was scared of dogs followed. His friend screamed at Koda, to prove she's more scared of him than he is of her. I almost decked the guy, except his friend was really looking quiet terrified and I didn't want to add another bad experience to HIS list even if Koda tucked her tail and ran behind me. So watch out for them and try to catch a different elevator, was my lesson learnt.
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Oh my goodness! I would have been extremely pissed if that happened to me.
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Yup. I'd rather you learn from my terrible experiences than have them happen to you, because preventing them is WAY easier than learning the hard way on some of these.
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