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    my dog keeps jumping up on us, how do we stop it?

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    When it jumps up raise your knee so it makes contact with its chest and say 'down'
    Make sure your not touching the dog, the dog is touching you.
    Or if that doesnt work, turn your back until it stops jumping then praise with lots of cuddles or treats.
    If its a smaller dog, you should be ables to just push him down with your hand instead of your knee and still say down, the turning back will also work.

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    dont want to rain on your parade but we tried that and several other previously suggested options and asked at puppy school but our dog still does it.......so I cant help but if you find something that works I would love to hear it!

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    Post deleted in case someone actually tried this particular advice given by a private trainer. Could hurt dog.
    Last edited by dogsrule; 05-20-2009 at 06:34 AM.
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    Anyone who did that to my dog would find me swinging them by the ears - if they were lucky. Great way to break a dogs neck. Imagine someone doing that to an 8 week old puppy!! or a small breed?!!

    It is simple - really really simple - to teach a dog not to jump - but it requires patience.

    Teach the dog to sit

    When the dog goes to jump say sit - calmly but with authority - just once. Expect the dog to sit.

    Dog cannot jump and sit at the same time. If you have trained sit properly it will work.

    Don't push the dog off, or yell, or wave your arms - that is all going to excite the animal more.

    I also hold the dog by the collar away from me, on the ground so that they can't get near and release when they stop trying to climb Mount Occy. It helps to be tall and strong when you do that.

    A 9 mo GSD is a dog at a fragile learning stage - do that and you will end up with a head shy dog and possibly a dog with a neck injury as their muscle structure is not fully developed. Not to mention that you can tear the cartilage in their ears which is painful and can ruin ears.

    I do not, as a general rule, get jumped on by dogs - not even jumpy dogs. It has to do with the way I carry myself when meeting these dogs. Straight, slow and without any body language that suggests I want to be jumped on. Not a boast in any way, it is something I simply learned over time. The dogs that do jump on me initially soon stop and I never have to touch them or speak to them - it is about body language.

    Start to carry yourself with confidence, expect only the best from your dog and you might be surprised.
    Last edited by Occy; 05-19-2009 at 10:16 PM. Reason: order of sentences

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    Great advice Occy and thanks. Akira jumps up at me when I least expect it. Can be just when I am walking through the house. Anyways, I'll try what you suggest. She does sit well on command.
    Last edited by dogsrule; 05-20-2009 at 06:35 AM.
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    Unfortunately some people will take advice like you posted and elaborate on it - and dogs will be hurt because of their interpretation, not suggesting you would.

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    OK, point taken. Will have to put the brain into gear before I post.
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    May as well be you, as they wont have brains to put into gear

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    Ok thanks, i will try stuff, but dog doesn't learn to sit either so well see what happens.

    Thanks

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