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    Need some advice as to the best way to get Max to stop jumping up on me all the time and other people as well.

    He's such an excitable little fella, he'll be outside playing and then come tearing inside and just about does a flying leap to me if I'm on the sofa. If we're out and he sees someone (and he LOVES people) he'll jump on them. A woman got a bit cranky on the weekend when Max jumped on her daughter and got paw prints on her white top!! ooops!!

    Also, when I'm walking around the house, he follows nipping at my legs, feet and all my pj bottoms have holes in them from him biting and tugging at them. I spray this stop stuff on them but it only lasts a few minutes.

    Though he technically knows what "stay" and "sit" mean, he has selective hearing and wont "stay" for more than a second or two.

    Any and all help appreciated

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    When Keeda jumps I jut my knee out, so her chest lands against it and she gets pushed back off. She learned quickly enough, although living with my parents "un-taught" her a bit as they don't do this.

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    I find squirty bottle helpful. And I also find the knee helpful. And I find banishment helpful.

    Doggy over the top greeting should not be rewarded with any pats or attention. Turn your bum on him or give him the knee and say "off" or "down" or "no" but generally that can be seen as attention by persistant dogs so might not be ok.

    If he is jumping on strangers - you must make him stop even if that means going back on lead. He may figure that out for himself - jump on people, end up on lead. Jump on boss, get knee in the chest.

    Frosty did all those nipping and flying leap things and she frequently ended up in the crate if she wouldn't stop. Ignoring her or withholding attention, and no eye contact helped. Giving her something else to do like sit and reward also helped. And with strangers - getting her to "leave it" and come back towards me (I often had to run away to get her to chase me instead) helped. But if she chased a jogger or a bike and refuse to stop - she'd end up back on lead very quickly.

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    Squirt bottles dont work. Max LOVES water (tried to get in the shower with me every morning - and instead of bathing him in the tub he gets his fortnightly wash in the shower)

    I do give him time out in the laundry when he's being particularly "boisterous", though its not working as well as it did the first couple of times.

    Ignoring Max when I'm on the sofa works after a minute or so (and he'll go off for a bit but be back again) but its harder when I'm walking and he's up behind me. Stomping my foot also used to work - the noise would startle him, but doesnt any more (think he realised it was "all bark, no bite" so to speak).

    I dont have him off the lead when walking yet. I'm not confident he wont run off or return to me when I call.

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    I don't like squirty bottle either. Not for me, I'm afraid.

    But the knee out is a great technique for a jumping dog. But it really has to be followed with a command to do something. Try commanding your dog to then sit. When he sits, bend down to his level more, and calmly praise him for sitting nicely.

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    Boss jumped up alot when he was younger... When people would come around we would tell ppl to push him down and say no. Its worked.

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    I teach an automatic sit. When people visit Batty is in his crate until things settle down a bit, then I bring him out on lead and ask him to sit before he gets attention. He's getting pretty good, now he comes out and sits in front of whoever he can see that is strange!

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    Frosty loves water too and I don't aim for her anymore - I don't need to. It's more a of a distraction factor or better game over here substitute. Ie squirt nearby - ooh what's that, lets go. Jumping stops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liza View Post
    When Keeda jumps I jut my knee out, so her chest lands against it and she gets pushed back off. She learned quickly enough, although living with my parents "un-taught" her a bit as they don't do this.
    I do this too, and it worked for us!


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