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Q: Puppy Training help

February 5, 2009 | By Rem | 6 answers | Expired: 2015 days ago

Puppy Training help

I have a five month old cocker spaniel that my parents have entrusted me to train. Im trying to keep him from not jumping all over me and my family when we get home.
and also ear biting. Is that something he'll grow out of?

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Lindsay A.
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Feb 06, 2009

When puppies nip at me, my favorite thing to do is act like a litter mate who would not approve. Make a yelping puppy noise! Works like a charm, and you get to act like a puppy.

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Krissy M.
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Feb 05, 2009

No, he will not grow out of it. You have to take control of this situation now, before it gets out of control. Your job is to be the leader in this situation. Do not yell, do not raise you energy level, just be calm and in control. Don't get frustrated with the dog either. Just say NO, make eye contact with the dog and have the demeanor about you of projecting the behavior you want. Its hard to describle with typing. But you can't fight with the dog, you are in control, period. Act that way so your dog will respect you. It isn't about the specific behavior you are trying to control, its about your dog accepting you as the leader, the rest will follow.

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Sandra  F.
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Feb 05, 2009

Ear biting, he will probably out grow.
Try bending over to train him not to jump.
I have learned that the reason that dogs jump is to get your attention and to get on your level..
When you bend at the waist, use same word to tell him to
get down. I use "no jump" and be very consistant.. Never let them jump and never allow others to do it.
When he goes to jump, push him down and tell him no jump, then praise him when he does not jump..

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