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    how did you cure your dog jumping on people?

    my dogs almost seven months old now and he has energy to burn. I take him for a walk every morning and have started playing flirt pole with him every afternoon but he just won't go down - energy level i mean. he just crashed into the wall as i'm typing, dog feels no pain, i think he wants to do it again. he is a nuisance right now.

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    There are quite a few threads on here covering this topic - so do a search - but here is one of them for you:

    http://www.dogforum.com.au/dog-train...ing-puppy.html

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    Teenage dogs are a pain... What I tried to do lots with our fosters is to reward for calm. Sounds logical, but lots of people don't think of praising their dog when they're doing absolutely nothing. So I toss treats at them at random intervals when they're simply lying down and not paying me any attention. They don't get anything when they're looking at me because I don't want them to constantly stare at me as if I'm a walking food dispenser!

    Jumping up on people... It can be a tough one. I have the worst jumper and even though she is pretty well trained and obedient in all other areas, she will still jump on visitors if I don't closely watch her.

    Some dogs will respond to just being completely and consistently ignored when they jump. Some will stop if you fold your arms and hold them up to block their sight of your face and hands (this worked very well with my previous dog). Some will respond to having treats thrown on the floor when people walk in so they learn to look down and not up. And some dogs, like my Banjo are more passionate about jumping than they are about chasing rabbits and will just never quite get it. So I still use a spray bottle for Banjo. I only have to show that I'm holding it to keep her from jumping (which shows that she does know what to do but I just cannot enforce it and make it stick without that physical deterrent).

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    wear out the brain, not the body. In a working breed especially you will never wear out the body. If you're using the flirt pole, you're meant to make it a structured exercise, aim for fast obedience and the dog focussing on your face before the lure is released again. Your dog will sleep for a week after half an hour of proper mental work.

    As for jumping, I too find the ignore it and throw teeny bits of food but right at the dog before it jumps. That way it sees the food, follows it, and the minute it tries again you can throw more food. I actually have made a video on this if you want the link message me.
    http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c11/Mali_nut/K9LOGO.jpg

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    yeah my dog understands sit, down, stay and come and I can get him to do it while he's going after it but not all the time. he moves a little bit differently than he used to, it's a bit intimidating and I want my little puppy back. thank god he's not huge like 40kgs+.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nekhbet View Post
    As for jumping, I too find the ignore it and throw teeny bits of food but right at the dog before it jumps. That way it sees the food, follows it, and the minute it tries again you can throw more food. I actually have made a video on this if you want the link message me.
    Please - put the link up on here !

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    Sorry about the quality, it's just a bog standard basics one for now
    http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c11/Mali_nut/K9LOGO.jpg

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    More of your videos - please !

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    Nice work Nekhbet - I'm guessing that's not you in the video... but maybe you with the camera?

    I got to be "the chicken lady" at the beach this morning.

    So it took me about 2 minutes to stop all the unruly behaviour the regular chicken lady allows.

    I had 5 dogs and one on the side (a Papillion who would come over when her boss ran out of chicken...)
    we were going a lot slower than usual but that was good because breaky was being set up on a table next to us.

    All the dogs know that any grumpy behaviour means no chicken for anybody - so that was all good.

    It was the jumping and barking and pushing that I decided was going to be criteria for taking back the offered food and feeding it to a different dog who was sitting quietly and not pushing in. My dog being one of the worst offenders - also realised pretty quickly that I wasn't going to tolerate what the regular chicken lady does.

    It's amazing how polite a group of dogs can be if you only reward them for good behaviour. Timing is important. Especially with my dog or she thinks she has to jump on you then sit nicely to get the treat

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    Thats my fiance, I'm standing behind the camera shouting at him what to do with my rather over enthusiastic new Malinois :P I need a better camera to make some proper videos too that looks quite average I know but I made most of it for an international client that had the same problem.
    http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c11/Mali_nut/K9LOGO.jpg

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