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Thread: Dog is having a problem with the noise from the sewing machine.

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    Dog is having a problem with the noise from the sewing machine.

    I hope someone has an idea what is going on with my dog.. He used to be very nice, and calm when I sewed.. he would either nap in the dog house, or near me somewhere.. The last couple of days have been a problem.. When I start to sew, he starts barking at me to stop, or whines.. At first I thought he wanted to go out, but that wasn't the problem.. I made him go out of the room, and sit, and think.. but I could see that he was upset.. I really want to enjoy his company, and continue sewing.. I'm not home that much, and he is at my mom's during the day..
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    Cesar Milan the Dog Whisperer to the rescue. He's not getting enough exercise? Watch as many shows and read his books. I learned A LOT and I always had dogs for most of my 63 years. Found out I didn't know enough!

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    My guess? Ear problem of some kind. A trip to the vet is in order.

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    That is what I would think too. He might have an ear infection of some sort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by winia View Post
    My guess? Ear problem of some kind. A trip to the vet is in order.

    I agree. The sound of the motor may be hurting his ears for some reason
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    Or maybe there is something starting to go wrong with your machine motor producing a high pitched whine. Too high for our ears, but not for his?
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    I don't think it's a discipline problem, as he is a good guy, and never used to have a problem with me doing anything. He gets a lot of exercise, as he hangs out chasing balls with a golden doodle.. I think I'll look in his ears.. and figure it out.. He has bad allergies, and was just in the hospital with asthma..
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    Quote Originally Posted by barri1 View Post
    I hope someone has an idea what is going on with my dog.. He used to be very nice, and calm when I sewed.. he would either nap in the dog house, or near me somewhere.. The last couple of days have been a problem.. When I start to sew, he starts barking at me to stop, or whines.. At first I thought he wanted to go out, but that wasn't the problem.. I made him go out of the room, and sit, and think.. but I could see that he was upset.. I really want to enjoy his company, and continue sewing.. I'm not home that much, and he is at my mom's during the day..
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    I would take him to his vet.
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    Check your machine, maybe the wiring. Dogs can also smell a problem. I agree with him seeing the vet. I hope everything is okay.

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    Another thing, maybe its something else in the room making a noise or something. Is there anything new in your sewing space that he might not like?

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    Hmmm, are you sure there is nothing wrong with your sewing machine? or anything going wrong electrically? Dogs are very sensitive to things we aren't. I'd take a look around.

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    Love the idea of looking into the wiring in the machine, as it is a 1926 singer 66.. It's cheaper than taking him to the vet.. I was having a problem with two broken needles.. I also looked in his ears.. One looks like it has potential for an infection.. Will know in a few after I clean them out, and look inside.. I feel like screaming, as I am leaving early Fri for 1 1/2 weeks.. and am working late tomorrow..
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    I think the sound is hurting his ears. My granddog was here for the weekend and she has asthma and gets that like horking cough and then keeps shaking her head and her ears are flopping around and I assume it's due to allergies since she had been outside. She looks funny but I feel bad for her because you can't seem to do much for her. Maybe the Vet can help. Good luck and happy dog and sewing. Sue

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    Does he have problems in other "noisy" situations? What happens if you turn on a fan or the vacuum cleaner? If he does the same thing with the vacuum, I would suggest the vet. If it only happens with your sewing machine, maybe you should have the machine checked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    Or maybe there is something starting to go wrong with your machine motor producing a high pitched whine. Too high for our ears, but not for his?
    I was thinking the same thing as the princess. Dogs know when you have an illness, maybe he is hearing something going on in your machine. I'd have it checked out, if he has already been checked by the vet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae View Post
    I would take him to his vet.
    I'd at least give me vet a call & see what's what. Keep up posted...
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    His ears look fine, but I'm still inclined to think that the machine has a new noise that is bothering him.. Will have someone run him over to the vet's anyway..
    As for the vacuum, steam mop, or anything else that makes noise.. He attacks them.. He thinks that they are going to get him.. He's a very timid dog unless he thinks they are going to hurt us.. He's very protective..
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    Quote Originally Posted by quilticing View Post
    Cesar Milan the Dog Whisperer to the rescue. He's not getting enough exercise? Watch as many shows and read his books. I learned A LOT and I always had dogs for most of my 63 years. Found out I didn't know enough!

    Has anyone watched the newest dog training show called Dogs in the City. It was on last night and my dog loves the program and will watch it through to the end. I'm just hoping he doesn't pick up bad habits from the dogs the man comes to train.

    I like his method better then Cesar Milan because he's very gentle with them, no rough tugs, etc. and the dogs respond very quickly.

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    It's not his ears then? So it must be the noise.
    Is there anything at your mom's that makes a noise and something bad happened to him while it was making noise? (Bad to him, not necessarily bad to us)
    What about at the vet's?

    When you mentioned him attacking the vacuum, I thought of my Captain, he does the same thing when he hears the noise. We have a central vac, so the noise is in the basement, so we tend to run it when he's outside. In the winter, I try to put him in another room. However, I never coddle him or say in a whiny voice, Poor thing, big bad sweeper won't get you. Dogs take that type of behavior as meaning there is something to be afraid of, even the person I love the most is scared. Some dogs will attack it to protect the person, some will run in fear.
    Just treat your sewing like you're not afraid of it, and sort of ignore him
    If he's acting scared in another room, he needs a confidence booster. Learning something, whether it's sit, down, whatever, something that you can demonstrate how proud you are. Eventually, he will too.

    It's funny, we keep the vacuum attachment in a closet, with other things, and whenever the door is opened, Captain gets worried.
    You know that feeling when you've finished all your quilting projects and your studio is perfectly clean???? Me neither.

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    Maybe he is missing you, since you say you are not home much. Extra attention needed, maybe. The other ideas should be looked into also.'

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    Lol the vacuum stories make me chuckle. My 100 pound black lab, Zeus, LOVES the vacuum. When I turn it on he comes over and insists that I vacuum him.

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    Keep us posted, animals are smart & can sense things.
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    Good luck, Sherlock! Sounds like maybe an ear problem.

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    Yup.. I'm a good mom.. Took the guy to the vet.. He has a bilateral otitis media.. and I had to leave him there so they can clean them out, and have his teeth cleaned... My brother will pick him up tomorrow.. At first the vet thought he didn't want me to sew.. but when I explained that he might be hearing something that I wasn't, he thought twice.. He needed his vaccines anyway.. Now I feel guilty as crap.. I'm heading to LA for ten days.. Just think.. He could've been suffering for nothing.. If he still has a fit while I'm sewing, he's going to get drop kicked... big time
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roberta View Post
    Has anyone watched the newest dog training show called Dogs in the City. It was on last night and my dog loves the program and will watch it through to the end. I'm just hoping he doesn't pick up bad habits from the dogs the man comes to train.

    I like his method better then Cesar Milan because he's very gentle with them, no rough tugs, etc. and the dogs respond very quickly.
    I like this new guy, too, tho I also like Cesar. This guy has a more laid-back attitude. I hope the show lasts! I was so mad when Nat Geo cancelled Dog Town! And Rescue Ink! And Last Chance Highway! Yes, I like dog shows.
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