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    Default Need Help with Dogs Jumping

    my 2 dogs like to jump up on the glass sliding door if they are outside wanting to come inside.
    ive tried to tell them off and let them know this behaviour isnt acceptable but they keep doing it. i dont let them inside till they have stopped and just sit there but they tend to do it every minute or so. by the end of it the whole glass door is covered in mud cause its really wet and rainy now.

    they are inside alot but when i go out or sometimes i put them outside to play for a bit and they want to come back inside so startto jump adn strack at the door to make us come let them in.
    we tell them off for it as soon as they do it and dont let them in till they are just sitting there but it is continuing.

    any ideas on how to stop them both from doing it.

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    You know those hard plastic door mats with the honeycomb shapes?The type that aren't nice to stand on bare footed, I did a google search and I think they are called honeycomb mats (wow original lol)

    well upside down they are quiet uncomfortable to stand on I would buy a few and put them at the base of the door so your dogs can't get close enough to the door to jump on it.

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    well they acctually run and jump at the door so dont stand there and jump glad they havent broken the glass yet though

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    Try taping alfoil all over the bottom of the glass door where they hit it. A member here suggested this a while ago, and others have also found it successful.

    Give it a go. Might work for your dogs.
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    I've had suggested when dog touches the glass - pour bottle of water on its head and don't let it in. If it jumps on the glass, empty a bucket of water on the dog.

    Or use a pump up squirty bottle.

    Or some how you have to reward sitting properly to get in. And take the fun out of jumping. Eg dog jumps maybe leave the room so the dog can't see you through the glass. And repeat each time the dog jumps on the glass. So to get back in the dog must stay sitting properly until you get the back door open. You might need to cover up the view with curtains or cardboard or window security tint in mirror so the dogs can't see in.

    I have this problem at my brother's place. Last time I was there, it was extremely cold and wet, so I avoided problem by using my car as a dog crate and put her there.

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    Default Alternate behavior

    Hi Tank.

    You'll have the best long term success if you forget about stopping the jump, and focus on teaching an alternate, acceptable behavior. How do you want them to ask? Teach what you do want. For example, teach them to ring a bell and then sit (battery powered wireless door bells work great for this).

    Any corrections delivered by you will probably only change their behaviors when you are nearby - and if you always have to be nearby, then why not just let them inside?

    If you want to punish the behavior, an automatic remote device like a Tattle Tale may be effective.

    If you don't want them inside at that moment, then you'll need to give them a reason to want to stay outside - kong toy with frozen low sodium chicken broth and dog food works pretty well.


    Good luck!
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    also perhaps avoid yelling at them because they are technically being rewarded (i.e you giving them attention) so ignoring them completely would be a good start. especially if you try the water or squirt bottle don't say anything to them, don't even look at them (if you have good aim ) so all they ever get is water in their face
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    I had the exact same problem with my German short haired pointer. Muddy glass and a fright when they dog sprints into the wall jumping. I was told it started from the dog jumping on people inside the house. My mum especially she baby's my dog. Jumping is an exited behavior and also a way to get attention. Ignoring your dog can solve many problems and most of the time quickly as animals are 'pack' animals and need interaction with the 'pack'. I personally walk to the door and turn my back, when the dog behaves by just standing or sitting pat or give the dog a reward of some kind. Also dogs become excited or suffer separation anxiety another reason they jump at the door. In my backyard i have some balls with treats of some kinds they have to lick or chew out or give them a bone to keep them occupied. Don't yell or get frustrated and do NOT hit the animal, they can misinterpret the signals.

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