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    My brother had a friend over today and my dog was all over him, he tends to get very excited around new people and especially other dogs and he was jumping on him in a very intense kind of way - anyway what is the quickest and easiest way to get him to understand that this kind of thing is inappropriate?

    much thanks.

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    This is totally my topic! But only because I have never been able to train my own dog out of that kind of behaviour really. lol! She is about 4 now and she still treats every stranger as her long lost sibling. She doesn't just jump up at people. She launches herself at them like a rocket. And she's not a light frame dog!

    Anywho, after I tried all sorts of things - and my dog is really obedient in all other situations - I had to resort to using a spray bottle to stop her. And I must say, after doing that for ages, she now does tend to usually keep her 4 paws on the floor even if we can't find the spray bottle when a visitor knocks on the door. I now usually only have to say "manners!" to get her to control herself somewhat. Don't ask me about licking people though. She's still totally hopeless with that.

    Time out was actually somewhat effective too, but takes a lot of effort in is terribly impractical when you are greeting visitors. If you can get the visitors to cooperate, you could try to get your dog to sit, let the guest come in and as soon as the dog gets up, they just walk out again and close the door and start again. This is what we did to train our dog out of jumping on us when we got home and it worked really, really well. But you'd have to get a lot of visitors do this often for it to work on other people. Baby gates or a pen could also be good tools. But again, you need the visitors' cooperation as the idea is that they ignore the dog until he's calm and then shower him with attention.
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    We had the same issue with Maggie and instituted a blanket rule for us and everyone that she has to sit when someone comes in the door. Delighted as she has matured she no longer pees as well!
    It helped a lot although she can still get excited and subside into a squiggle on the floor if it is someone she loves ( which is random at times..lol)
    When we are out she now circuits other people once without touching them, which can be slightly unnerving if they are in the park, but on the dog beach people expect dogs. I suspect your pup also looooves people!!

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    Helping the dog understand not to jump - YouTube

    How to condition the dog that a sit is higher value then jumping
    http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c11/Mali_nut/K9LOGO.jpg

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    When I get my dog to sit to get pats from visitors, she licks their hands. Sigh. Or tries to paw them.

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    Then no attention or pats until she stops Beloz. If she cant behave then no interactive reward.
    http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c11/Mali_nut/K9LOGO.jpg

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    The way my dog was jumping seemed to make my bros friend nervous. But maybe he is afraid of dogs? he tried the cesar milan 'scchh' technique when my dog was a pup. my dog is a lot bigger now and not really any more well behaved - he hasn't tried it again to my knowledge.

    I've let him get away with a lot, partly because i don't want to stop him and sometimes because i can't but he's got to stop jumping on people, he jumps whenever someone approaches him out on walks as well.

    I was actually thinking about getting a pug before I got Temujin... I feel now I should have gotten the pug. Or a bulldog.
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    I've let him get away with a lot, partly because i don't want to stop him and sometimes because i can't but he's got to stop jumping on people, he jumps whenever someone approaches him out on walks as well.

    I was actually thinking about getting a pug before I got Temujin... I feel now I should have gotten the pug. Or a bulldog.
    No matter the breed you still have a responsibility to help your dog with good manners, manage it's own excitement etc. You can do it you just have to put in the effort. I put up a video, you want a jumper that dog in the video can put you through a wall and is 2 years old. Don't tsch a dog, poking it in the side/shoulder is confrontational - now in some dogs (that dog in the video is one) you do that when they dont understand WHY and you will get a growl, some dogs will snap at you. THe point is you're meant to teach the dog what is wrong and what is right, heavily reward the right so he understands what you want and maintain it.

    Self training dogs come from toy shops and you put batteries in their bums.
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    I've probably been quite selective with the good manners when people approach training. I managed to train my dog out of jumping on kids very successfully (and much faster than I thought I would) by using LAT. But I didn't want to use the same method for adult strangers because it seemed wrong to prevent any interaction with strangers.

    My dog is worse than most (I think it's the staffy in her - she loves people way more than food or chasing things) but I realise that's no excuse. I remember my previous dog jumped when I got her as a 1yo and it took me a week of simply ignoring her to make her stop. But not our Banjo... It's just so much harder to train stuff that they only do around other people because you need the other people's cooperation in some way.

    I haven't watched the video yet, but I will once the soccer's finished. Even though Banjo is much better with visitors than she was, I'd love to get her to the point where other people don't just find her annoying and never get to see what a great and obedient dog she really is! It's like she's a well kept secret. No one else understands why we say she's such an easy dog! So maybe it's finally time to stop accepting it as a "no dog is perfect" thing.

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    That video is about teaching the dog not to jump on the trainer. Our dog doesn't jump on us, not even when we get all excited now. Training her out of that was pretty easy. It's visitors and strangers we have an issue with. Especially with strangers she is fast and unpredictable. So you would really need visitors or people in the street that the dog doesn't know well to do this training with her and I've never managed to organise that.

    Though I suppose I could try tossing food at the visitors' feet myself. I'll give it a go next time someone comes round.

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