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My dog gets possessed anytime I try to take his harness off.

Chantel ConradChantel Conrad ChicagoPosts: 15Member
He is fine putting the harness on but snaps when it is time to take it off. Anybody have any ideas as to why and how to get him to calm down so I can take the harness off without getting bitten?

Best Answer

  • Judy MurdochJudy Murdoch Northern Lower MichiganPosts: 8,717Member
    Accepted Answer
    Leave him leashed to the harness. Have him sit. When he sits quietly, remove the harness, still attached to the leash in case you have to hold him there to sit again. If he wants to go in and play, he will have to sit nicely. After the harness is off, don't let him run off until you say 'OK'. Sometimes when we come in, I 'forget' to unhook Lily until I have looked at the mail, put away my gloves, etc. She has to sit quietly until I am ready.
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