um, basically classic desensitization.
vacuum in room - treat, within 6 feet - treat, within 2 feet - treat, 6 feet away + turned on - treat, 2 ft + turned on - treat, immediately next to dog, turned on - treat, detach vacuum hose + turned on + hold near dog's face - treat, and so on
like I said, in my case he was itchy, so when he figured out the noisy thing scratched (I used the little brush attachment) then we were pretty much good to go.
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