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I disagree that you should shoo him off or lock him out for grooming you. That will just break whatever bonding you may have with it. I would bring him near your lap and give it a finger to groom. Teach it an acceptable place to be and what to groom. Gradually remove the finger as well if you don't like being licked by cats. Cats typically groom their ...


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There usually isn't an easy fix to having an anxious or fearful dog. It often takes a long time and a lifestyle change depending on what trigger's the dog's anxiety. Here are two things you can try and I recommend watching this video and others by Southend Dog Training that speak to solutions for anxious and reactive dogs. One of the best things I've seen ...


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Grooming is indeed a sign of love but getting your attention early in the morning is typically a sign of hunger. He's waking you up because he wants you to feed him. Since he likely has no means of acquiring food on his own, he's entirely dependent on you to feed him and he will remind you of that fact whenever he's even slightly hungry. I've had good ...


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That is indeed a sign of love, and is sweet. But you just need to let him know that it's too much for you. Depending on his age, you can: imitate the outraged squeak a kitten makes to tell another kitten that hurt! growl or hiss just a little bit and stop right as soon as he stops do what you're doing now: remove access (possibly including closing him out ...


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From what you wrote, it sounds like your dog is more interested in playing with other dogs than you or your partner — they are the most fun thing around. As you mentioned he started to love people and dogs right away, he probably associated 'fun' with other dogs. If he's not listening to your commands while around other dogs, it's likely because he's ...


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