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    adk4931 is offline Junior Member
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    Defaultjumping up

    Rusty (8 mos.) jumps up on the kids and any guests he greets at the door or in the yard. We should have dealt with this when he was 10 pounds...guilty as charged.

    I've successfully (I think) gotten him to not jump on me, but he still piles on others.

    Advice?

    PS I'm sure this forum is loaded with similar kinds of questions, but I must not be using the search correctly, b/c it gave me very little info. If you can link me to an existing thread about this, that would be great.

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    DefaultRe: jumping up

    I wish I could help, we tell our baby get down in a stern voice, and although she may jump up at me occasionally , she mostly goes after my 9 y/o. I think that's because she is closer to her size. We are trying to avoid the problem when she starts getting bigger. She is only 8 weeks at present, so now is the time to train, before she is able to knock anyone down.

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    DefaultRe: jumping up

    You and your guests need to ABSOLUTELY ignore her when she does this, and ONLY give her attention when she sits nicely (or otherwise does not jump up). Fold your arms and look up at the ceiling and act like she's not there. Get your friends in on this and practice together! It may take a while, and actually may get worse before it gets better, but it DOES work!!! Just be consistent and do it every time.
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    DefaultRe: jumping up

    Try "be a tree"!!

    This means that the dog gets no touch, no talk, no eye contact when he jumps up. When he is calm (and on all four feet!) he gets tons of praise and welcome. (He'll soon learn that this is the position to be in if he wants attention!)

    I think that's the simplest thing probably, to teach kids (this coming from someone who has no kids.... heehee :-[)

    no touch, no talk, no eye contact for the dog when he jumps.

    Hope that helps!

    (oh, and be careful with the wording of commands, usually "down" means lie down, and "off" means get off me! Some folks use "down" for both "off" and "down" situations, so it can be a little confusing for the dog!)
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    DefaultRe: jumping up

    Quote Originally Posted by kpowell
    You and your guests need to ABSOLUTELY ignore her when she does this, and ONLY give her attention when she sits nicely (or otherwise does not jump up). Fold your arms and look up at the ceiling and act like she's not there. Get your friends in on this and practice together! It may take a while, and actually may get worse before it gets better, but it DOES work!!! Just be consistent and do it every time.
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    DefaultRe: jumping up

    I concur with Baloo and kpowell, for what it's worth.

    Misty is worst at this when new people come to visit (she seems to think EVERYONE is put on this earth just to play with her : )

    What we do is, physically restrain her (usually with a leash), while telling her to SIT (and while asking the guest to ignore her). Then, when she calms and sits, THEN we tell the guests to give her attention. It really is helping. Now, she still charges full bore at someone when she sees them, but when she gets about 5 feet from them, she goes into a low, submissive posture (instead of jumping on them), and just rubs on their legs (sometimes, she even rolls over at their feet and gives them her belly!) It is STILL not what I want -- i.e. for her to be more calm and well-mannered when greeting guests, but not jumping up on them is certainly progress!

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    DefaultRe: jumping up

    Quote Originally Posted by kpowell
    You and your guests need to ABSOLUTELY ignore her when she does this, and ONLY give her attention when she sits nicely (or otherwise does not jump up). Fold your arms and look up at the ceiling and act like she's not there. Get your friends in on this and practice together! It may take a while, and actually may get worse before it gets better, but it DOES work!!! Just be consistent and do it every time.
    yup thats what i did i ignored lola when i got home from work she will be licking jumping sniffing me but i just look start ahead. once i sat down she will stop everything then sit waiting for me to pet her thats when you praise and give your dog love

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    DefaultRe: jumping up

    Yup! ignore the puppy. That is what I tell my guest...he has to sit nicely so he can get attention. Even with our walks; I tell people that my puppy is in training and if Max does not sit nicely they have to ignore him. It works! He does not jump anymore and gets a lot of LOVE. Be a TREE.

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