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Q: I have a small lab. How do i get her to stop Jumping on me.

March 21, 2008 | By Mal M. | 4 answers | Expired: 2369 days ago

Mal M.

She jumps on people when they jet out of our pool. It kinda hurts.

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Mar 21, 2008

The best thing to do is to push her down and say no. Make sure no one show that they think it is cute or they don't laugh or else she will think you like it and it is a good thing.

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David O.
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Mar 21, 2008

It sounds like you would benefit from teaching the lab the 'off' command. Have her on a short (6 ft) leash, and put her in a sit. Walk away while holding the leash, then encourage her to come towards you. As she comes towards you but before she begins to jump on you, turn your hip towards her and say 'Off' in an assertive tone. If she jumps on you, give her the hip check off while again saying 'Off'. After a few hip checks, she should at the least be on all fours, and even better, she would be in a sit position.

When she gets into the sit position, say 'Good off' and reward her with a treat (a training treat, not a cookie or something big).

Continue this process of hip checks and 'Off' when she jumps and 'Good off' with positive reinforcement when she sits, and soon she'll learn that it's more rewarding to sit by your side then jump up on it :)

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Percysmom
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Mar 21, 2008

Another similar exercise to that which daisysdad suggested is one I learned with my dog in puppy kindergarten. You also use a short leash which is tied to something stationary such as a doorknob. Make sure the dog has enough length to sit and move around comfortably. Have the treats handy and tell the dog from a distance to sit. Once the dog sits move towards the dog and as soon as the dog goes to jump up on you step back out of his/her reach and say sit. Do not allow the dog to jump on you.The first time the dog does not jump quickly reward him/her with a treat. Do this over and over and you'll find that the dog will remain sitting when you move within jumping distance.

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