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Jumping up problems

Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by pearltheplank, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. pearltheplank

    pearltheplank PetForums VIP

    Oct 2, 2010
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    I am having awful problems with my boy jumping up and wanting to play. He is just turned one . He launches at people in the house to try and get them to play but he is super rough. I don't encourage this but so far my efforts to stop him haven't worked

    I have tried turning my back but he will jump at your back. Tried ignoring, putting in other room to calm down. If you physically push him off then this seems to excite him more

    Any tips or ideas?
  2. smokeybear

    smokeybear PetForums VIP

    Oct 19, 2011
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    Have a look here for some ideas, the you tube article is excellent.

    http://www.cleverdogcompany.com/tl_files/factsheets/Jumping up.pdf
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    ClickerSolutions Training Treasures -- Quick Fix for a Jumping Dog

    Four Feet on the Floor: Jumping Up Behaviour in Dogs and Puppies - YouTube

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  3. Bagrat

    Bagrat PetForums VIP

    Jun 4, 2012
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    We've had this problem with our rescue boy Jackson. It's taken a while but now we ask for a sit and then he gets a tug toy to play with - a few seconds with us and then he just trots about with it. Down side - the house is littered with tug toys in every room!! If you are going to turn your back the behaviour may get worse before it gets better as he has probably got some sort of attention ( good or bad they don't seem to mind) from it in the past. It's quite difficult to "be a tree" when being leapt on and getting what may be painful attention from your dog. This is why we changed to using the sit command and play as a reward.
  4. Achoo

    Achoo PetForums Newbie

    Nov 8, 2012
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    Invite him to jump at you.

    When he does, pull your knee up to your chest.

    He will bounce off your knee (harmlessly I may add)

    When this happens he will most often than not out of confusion sit down. This is the perfect time to praise him, tell him good boy.

    If done properly your dog will not jump up after 2-3 times.
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