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Q: Dog Jumping

March 13, 2008 | By EarlyBird | 11 answers | Expired: 2213 days ago

EarlyBird

My dog jumps up on me when I walk in the door...how do I stop that behavior????

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GSDRule97
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Mar 14, 2008

This may sound harsh, but it works well. You need to knee them or push them over hardly. It proves that YOU are boss, and that you won't take crap from them. It's effective, though slightly hard on yourself if you really love your dogs. :)

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Lauren  S.
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Mar 16, 2008

I learned an excellent technique from watching the "dog whisperer". The plan is that when your dog is jumping or being really pushy for attention like that, to simply stand there and ignore him/her. DO NOT say anything either, not even "no". Stand there firmly, with a strong assertive posture. The dog will give up! I have used this technique many times when walking rowdy dogs at the shelter, and it always works! However, even though that is a good way to discontinue the jumping once your dog has started to do it, preventative training can be supplemented by good obedience training too. Do not, and I repeat do not, scream at your dog, push it, or "knee" it, which is what some recommend. . . I have found that those things simply do not work whatsoever. They only stir the dog up more until something else distracts it or it gets what it wants.

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Nancyrawson
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Mar 14, 2008

my german shepherd would always sit for a cookie,so when i would get home and she would want to be all happy and jump on me ,i would be prepared with the cookie and have her sit and then give her the cookie and off she would go.so she would always be looking for that cookie instead of jumping on me.

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