Can all you dog trainers out there give me some advice please. I adopted an abandoned lurcher 4 months ago and as you can imagine he was in an awful state and very cowed down and nervous. He is now fighting fit and is the most loving beautiful dog but he does jump up on you when he is excited or pleased to see you. Obviously I have tried to discourage this as he can scratch with his claws, I cant shout at him as he goes back into his cowed state and I hate him regressing like that. I do gently push him down and say no and make him sit but he waits until you are not looking and does it again. As I am planning on fostering children I want to nip this in the bud now. Any advice would be appreciated. By the way he gets loads of excercise and when he calms down he just sleeps all day.