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When he was a little puppy... it was ok... I didn't mind him jumping up on me all the time.

But the kid is getting bigger, and quite frankly, I can't handle the weight of his jumping!
He almost knocks me out!!!!!!!!!!! It happens almost EVERY time he sees me.... I can understand when it's first thing in the morning, or when I get home from work (he's excited to see me) but even if I go into the kitchen, he will follow me... and jump up on me a million times... and he's also jumping up the cupboards and smells the kitchen bench.

I tell him no and put him down... but he just goes ahead and does it again!! and again!!!

How can I discipline him to only jump up when I call him to!?
 

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Most of your major pet stores sell a training collar that loops around the back of the dogs legs that keep it from extending the legs for a jump.

If I had this problem when my pup gets older I was going to try this training collar along with some verbal corection..Right now while he's a puppy I verbaly correct him when he does this to me which seems to have worked.


I notice that hes less likely to jump on people if they come down to his level to greet him.
 

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When I come home I don't pay my dog any attention until he settles down. I don't even talk to to him b/c it makes him even more crazy. Legend will jump straight up in the air and his back feet are eye level with me and the rest of his body is up there. lol. I keep walking. If he trys to jump on me my knee goes up. It seems cruel but its the only way to guard myself from getting knocked on my rear end! Or sometimes if he jumps I give him a little bump with my hip and tell him No. He now knows that hitting my knee in his chest is not as fun if I just sit,be patient, wag my butt, and give mom the bully smile and then she'll give me love! :D
 

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My dog wont jump on me, but i have no clue on how to stop him from jumping on people at first, after a minute he is fine.
 

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It sounds like Patch is very much into you and that is a good thing!

However, not everyone likes to be jumped on by their dogs (I don't mind it) and there is a pretty simple way of stopping this behaviour if you chose to.

Next time Patch does this knee him in the chest, right in the brisket. But, the key is to do it quickly and with some force. Rising your knee up and just holding it there will do nothing to deter him. It needs to be a fast, hard, pop into the dog. Something that will actually deter him. Think of a properly exectuted leash correction....a quick pop. Same idea. A quick, hard knee right into the centre area of the dogs chest. If he does this to other people as well you can set him up and have them do the same, as long as the person aiding you isn't shy about doing it properly and with some meaning.

An old trainer of mine used to teach this method at his classes and it worked with every dog there.

Good luck.
 

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LegendsMami said:
When I come home I don't pay my dog any attention until he settles down. I don't even talk to to him b/c it makes him even more crazy. Legend will jump straight up in the air and his back feet are eye level with me and the rest of his body is up there. lol. I keep walking. If he trys to jump on me my knee goes up. It seems cruel but its the only way to guard myself from getting knocked on my rear end! Or sometimes if he jumps I give him a little bump with my hip and tell him No. He now knows that hitting my knee in his chest is not as fun if I just sit,be patient, wag my butt, and give mom the bully smile and then she'll give me love! :D
this is the beat way to stop patch from jumping on you
 

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If you cross your arms and look at the sky, do not look at him intill he stops. You will look stupid but it works, it also works when you don't want to play.
 

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We were told by our trainer the knee thing was not the thing to do, I don't know why...She told us that when your dog jumps on you, turn around and don't touch the dog at all. If you touch the dog in any way shape or form with your hands, the dog thinks it has done something good, and will continue to do it. She said to just turn around/away from the dog.


Not saying the knee thing is wrong...just giving you another suggestion.
 

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Lisa said:
It sounds like Patch is very much into you and that is a good thing!

However, not everyone likes to be jumped on by their dogs (I don't mind it) and there is a pretty simple way of stopping this behaviour if you chose to.

Next time Patch does this knee him in the chest, right in the brisket. But, the key is to do it quickly and with some force. Rising your knee up and just holding it there will do nothing to deter him. It needs to be a fast, hard, pop into the dog. Something that will actually deter him. Think of a properly exectuted leash correction....a quick pop. Same idea. A quick, hard knee right into the centre area of the dogs chest. If he does this to other people as well you can set him up and have them do the same, as long as the person aiding you isn't shy about doing it properly and with some meaning.

An old trainer of mine used to teach this method at his classes and it worked with every dog there.

Good luck.
What do you recommend for people who ARE shy about kneeing a dog? Bella doesn't jump on my husband or me much (and we can always get her to stop within a couple of seconds), but when other people come to our house, they constantly say, "Bella, down!" or try to push or away. They are basically giving her attention that she is looking for, no matter how much we tell them to ignore her. Or, they ignore her, but laugh about it. Bella totally feeds off of laughter and smiles, and it encourages her to continue her behavior. We've tried keeping her on a leash until she settles down, and that works while she's on the leash, but as soon as we take the leash off, it's back to square one! I'm getting really disheartened by this (she's 18 months old - she shouldn't still be doing this!), and we almost always end up putting her in her crate when people come over. I don't want her to associate guests at our house with her isolation. :?
 

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The thing i don't like about the ignore method is that some dogs are just too persistent or they tend to not catch on to things too quickly..lol. With certain dogs, you could be standing there forever while the dog continues to jump up on you, waiting for it to "clue in". I can guarantee if you tried this with Rosco, you would be trying something else real quick. :wink: Not many people would take too kindly too a 105# dog repeatedly slamming its body onto theirs. After a few body slams from a dog like that, you would be black and blue. Not many people willing to take that type of abuse to teach a dog proper manners. With a good, hard, pop to the brisket, "most" dogs are going to stop (but it must be done correctly) because it is unpleasant for them. With some dogs, that's just what it takes.

Leeann, the only other thing I would try is putting as prong collar on Bella, attached to a good leather training leash and set her up. Everyt ime she goes to jump up on someone give her a good, hard, QUICK pop and tell her OFF. You and your husband can practice this on eachother and when the guests come keep the leash and prong on her so you are able to give her a correction if need be. It may take a while for her to figure out this is unacceptable behaviour no matter who she does this to. Just make sure you are consistent, and if you don't feel like watching her closely when guests are over then she would be better off in the crate. I know myself, sometimes I just like to sit and relax and the best way to do that is to crate the dogs. If you teach them even once they can get away with it, that will set your training back. Many dogs, when given an inch, will take a mile. Good luck.
 

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I tried the leash method with Kate (because guests that come over don't do the knee thing properly) and she just thought she was going for a walk so ignored the person and didnt jump. Off comes the leash, up she goes
 

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I tried the leash method with Kate (because guests that come over don't do the knee thing properly) and she just thought she was going for a walk so ignored the person and didnt jump. Off comes the leash, up she goes
Bella has done that a couple of times. It's kind of funny to see her run and sit by the door while totally ignoring the guests that we have over. :lol: I think I'm going to start randomly attaching her leash to her collar so she doesn't always associate leash with walks.
 

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Kate said:
I tried the leash method with Kate (because guests that come over don't do the knee thing properly) and she just thought she was going for a walk so ignored the person and didnt jump. Off comes the leash, up she goes
Bella has done that a couple of times. It's kind of funny to see her run and sit by the door while totally ignoring the guests that we have over. :lol: I think I'm going to start randomly attaching her leash to her collar so she doesn't always associate leash with walks.
oooooo leeann!! Someone has got their thinking hat on today! Great idea
 

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We did the turn you back thing, ignore her thing, it did nothing. A could of knees to the chest, and she is pretty much broken of the jumping when people come over.
 

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The thing i don't like about the ignore method is that some dogs are just too persistent or they tend to not catch on to things too quickly..lol. With certain dogs, you could be standing there forever while the dog continues to jump up on you, waiting for it to "clue in". I can guarantee if you tried this with Rosco, you would be trying something else real quick. :wink: Not many people would take too kindly too a 105# dog repeatedly slamming its body onto theirs. After a few body slams from a dog like that, you would be black and blue. Not many people willing to take that type of abuse to teach a dog proper manners. With a good, hard, pop to the brisket, "most" dogs are going to stop (but it must be done correctly) because it is unpleasant for them. With some dogs, that's just what it takes.

Leeann, the only other thing I would try is putting as prong collar on Bella, attached to a good leather training leash and set her up. Everyt ime she goes to jump up on someone give her a good, hard, QUICK pop and tell her OFF. You and your husband can practice this on eachother and when the guests come keep the leash and prong on her so you are able to give her a correction if need be. It may take a while for her to figure out this is unacceptable behaviour no matter who she does this to. Just make sure you are consistent, and if you don't feel like watching her closely when guests are over then she would be better off in the crate. I know myself, sometimes I just like to sit and relax and the best way to do that is to crate the dogs. If you teach them even once they can get away with it, that will set your training back. Many dogs, when given an inch, will take a mile. Good luck.
I've done the knee thing, but keeping him on a leash is what's worked best for us. I tie it to my belt loop, so I have my hands free and he settles right down. Of course, this presents a challenege when I have to go to the bathroom :lol: Turning around and ignoring Rocket doesn't work for us, because he's SO trained to look at our faces for cues (since he's mostly deaf) that he ends up running around us in circles trying to see our faces...he's not jumping by that time, but his behavior is still bothersome.

And I don't see anything wrong with crating a dog when you have guests over. I guess it would be a problem if you had guests ALL the time and they stayed for a long time each visit, but doing it occasionally shouldn't be a problem. We have too many kids for people to want to stay and visit us for long :wink:
 

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Kate said:
Leeann.Bella.Remy said:
Kate said:
I tried the leash method with Kate (because guests that come over don't do the knee thing properly) and she just thought she was going for a walk so ignored the person and didnt jump. Off comes the leash, up she goes
Bella has done that a couple of times. It's kind of funny to see her run and sit by the door while totally ignoring the guests that we have over. :lol: I think I'm going to start randomly attaching her leash to her collar so she doesn't always associate leash with walks.
oooooo leeann!! Someone has got their thinking hat on today! Great idea
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