Jessie

How to stop a 5 year old dog from jumping?

My miniature fox terrier simply loves jumping. It's easy to deal with since she is pretty tiny, but recently something happened with one of her back knee caps and she can't walk on that leg. She's going to get an operation to push it back into place, but they said she isn't allowed to jump anymore. I read stuff about ignoring dogs when they jump and giving them the cold shoulder, but we need to teach her not to jump before she even jumps. Every time she jumps it increases the chance of her having to get an operation in the future for her other kneecap. We just can't simply afford another operation, because this one at least will be $1500 to $2000, maybe more.


Asked by Jessie on May 20th 2013 in Behavior & Training
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