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Obsessed with an automatic door


My JRT is totally obsessed with an automatic door that is in our building. It is a door that you turn a key and it opens itself. Whenever we go past it he is completely crazy and tries to attack it. I've tried sitting with him and going through it 30-40 times and giving him chicken and praise but it does not seem to help. He is also the same with motorbikes.

Can anyone help suggest good training techniques to help me with this 2 year old JRT and his obsessions?


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Sep 05, 2011
by: Vera

If this is the only major obsession (outside of the bikes) I wouldn't worry too much about it. Is there anyway to get outside without having to deal with this door? Otherwise, maybe try distance training. Start him far away, have him sit/stay, and the door opens. Gradually do this and move him closer and closer. However, maybe working on basic training in general would be good so that he follows "quiet", "wait", etc. in various situations.

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