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Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by Happy Paws2, May 21, 2010.

  1. Happy Paws2

    Happy Paws2 PetForums VIP

    Sep 13, 2008
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    We are having trouble with Dillon, when we take him out for a walk he keeps jumping up us trying to bit our cloths, well he has ripped two coats already. He just will not walk he thinks it's a game the more we say No the worse he gets.

    We get him to sit and calm down but as soon as we start walking again he starts jumping up again, we also have tried turning round and walking the other way but it makes no difference.

    It's just like taking a Jumping Jack for a walk.
  2. borderer

    borderer Guest

    take a rolled up newspaper with you every time he jumps up wack him with newspaper it does not hurt but will stop him jumping up. no doubt people on here will have other ideas but this works:thumbup:
  3. Emraa

    Emraa PetForums Senior

    Jun 4, 2009
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    Bella was a nightmare with jumping and ripped loads of clothes and was scratching people.
    i took advice from a trainer who told me to squirt her in the face with water each time she jumped as well as saying 'NO!'
    Within a couple of days she had stopped! I was amazed.
    I was worried she would be afraid of water after being squirted with it but she still loves it!
    Each dog is different though.
    Good luck :)
  4. tripod

    tripod PetForums VIP

    Feb 14, 2010
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    this is a joke, right?

    The spraying water in teh face one is commonly suggested and although she hasn't developed a negative association to water we do't know what other things a dog may assoicated with the arrival of aversives.
  5. borderer

    borderer Guest

    if you say so cant argue with the experts:thumbup:
  6. leashedForLife

    Nov 1, 2009
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    if WE are taking him for a walk, ;) then there are TWO humans - and One Dog.

    use 2 leashes - walk him ==between== the 2 of U, with a slightly-loose leash on each side; he CANNOT jump-on anyone,
    if U handle him appropriately from both sides.

    handler-Left ----------- Dog -------------- handler-Right

    i would USE * SIX-FOOT * LEASHES - not! those @!#$&*! Flexis or any other extendable :thumbdown:
    extendable leashes suck - they both TEACH + REWARD pulling.

    calmatives are also helpful -
    i would give them approx 15-mins before U clip the leash on, to depart.
    Pet Forums Community - View Single Post - dog body-language - and why it matters so much...
    his **excitement!** is part of what makes him jump-up; calmatives reduce the mania. ;)

    retraining jumping-up as a behavior:
    YouTube - #1 Layla - modifying 'dog jumping up' behavior-session #1 of 6
    this is Session #1 of SIX - there is homework under each video, on the DROP-down notes.

    happy B-Mod! :thumbup:
    --- terry
  7. leashedForLife

    Nov 1, 2009
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    BTW - i notice that Dillon is a Briard and about 35# now - How old is he?
    how much aerobic exercise does he get, every day?

    not just time loose in the garden to potty, and then lie-about or bark at the neighbors + cars -
    i mean RUNNING time, on or off leash?

    hes a herding-breed with high needs -- intense physical activity, mental stim, and things to CHASE are necessary to him;
    all the training in the world will not avail, if he is under-exercised.

    >> If<< he can play appropriately - not all herding-types can!! -- another dog can help with off-leash play,
    inside a fenced area for safety, so neither of them takes off after a jogger, another dog, etc.

    herding breeds tend to play best with other herders or their mixes - a BC-X, a GSD, ___ .
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