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Q: How can you train dogs/puppies not to jump, and to calm down?

October 3, 2008 | By Ashley | 13 answers | Expired: 2173 days ago

How can you train dogs/puppies not to jump, and to calm down?

I have a 1 yr. old puppy and he's so hyper. Every time I go to play with him he jumps all over me and scratches the heck out of my arms and legs.

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julia e.
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Oct 08, 2008

Our wild man Charlie used to jump alot. We started to give him a gentle knee to the chest each time he jumped on us. Now he has stopped.

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Stephanie D.
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Oct 05, 2008

Try exercising your dog before you play with him. Take him for a long walk, bike ride, run or go rollerblading with him. Then play with him, but you need to set the rules. If your dog jumps up on you I have tried turning my back which does work sometimes but I step in to the dog and claim the space establishing me as the pack leader. I would stop play until the dog is sitting calmly and you decide when to start playing. My puppy is almost 10 months and has TONS of energy so I always exercise before I play.

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John H.
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Oct 05, 2008

What works for my dogs, they have already been trained to sit. If they are jumping as you described, I give them my back and at the same time give them the command to sit. Once they sit, I turn back around. If the start jumping again, I give them my back again. Continue this until the get it. Any food motivated dog will get it.

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Sweeetpea77
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Oct 04, 2008

He is doing it to get attention out of you and any reaction IS attention in his eyes, so the best thing to do is cross your arms, turn around and ignore him. Also once you teach him to sit hten you can ask him to sit before you will greet/pet him. Another thing you can try is putting him on a leash and stepping on it so that if he tries to jump up he will self correct himself.

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alex
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Oct 04, 2008

Whenever the dog jumps up, leave the room and later come back in. If it jumps on people when they come to visit try a couple times to have a leash on when someone comes to the door. Then when they finally get it. Give them a treat

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Janet R.
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Oct 04, 2008

I had the same situation with my puppy. She was so happy to see us that she literally mauled us at the door. We read in a book to turn your back to them. They want your attention, so when you withhold it, they stop. With your back turned to your puppy, tell him/her to sit. Once they sit, turn around and give them tons of attention! It worked for us. Good luck.

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Thunderpaws2001
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Oct 04, 2008

Your pup could use obedience classes. Please check out the methods used before attending. Make sure that they train using positive methods, nothing harsh.

Dogs do what they find reinforcing. They will stop doing what they find not reinforcing. Manage the situation using a leash and stepping on it. Teach your dog that sitting is much more reinforcing than jumping. Don't yell at your pup, she's only doing what a dog is suppose to be doing.

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Ali E.
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Oct 04, 2008

Ignore it-turn around and ignore him. Also teach him to sit, once that is perfected tell him to sit and everytime he tries to jump make him sit and then pet him. He will soon be sitting all the time to get pets!

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Sabrina S.
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Oct 04, 2008

I would highly recommend taking your pup to a training class. The yelping that the first person mentioned is an effective way, but there are different and more effective ways as well. Try putting your pup on a leash and inviting him up by patting on your legs. When the dog jumps up, give a sharp and quick pull on the leash while saying "Off" very firmly. When your dog has quit jumping, reward him. Continue setting him up until he masters this.

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Rose  C.
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Oct 03, 2008

When we got our puppy we took her to "kindergarten" and what they told us there was that we should try to communicate with her the way her mom and siblings did. When she hurt us by scratching or biting, we were taught to yelp or shriek in a high pitched voice as loud as possible. Sounds funny but it did get her attention!
Also when she tried to use one of our body parts as a chew toy, we were told to hold her muzzle shut for a few seconds until she got the message.
Both these things helped. Scolding,spanking,and lectures did no good.

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