My dog wont stop jumping

My dog wont stop jumping up on our 2 sons when they're outside no matter what we. They do the "ignore" thing which doesnt work on her, they turn their backs to her and dont react and she keeps doing it, they tell her to "sit" and "down" and she wont. Please help!

Asked by Member 626323 on Apr 26th 2008 in Jumping Up
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Gray Dawn Treader

They can get out her leash, put it on her, and step it the leash where she can stand and sit but not jump. Then they can praise and richly reward her for not jumping.
If that doesn't work, then they can touch her belly with their foot when she jumps up. Not hard, just enough to be unpleasant.

Gray Dawn Treader answered on 4/26/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


Practice, practice and practice the sit and down more when she isn't as excited. Have your sons participate in the training so that you can be sure everyone in the house is consistent and doing the exact same thing.

When she gets excited, tell the boys not to bend over or put their hands out towards her. She take this action/movement as an invitation or a validation to play.

The best way to stop this is to actually walk INTO her space when she starts to jump up. Calmly walk towards her, firmly putting your legs in her space. Dogs don't like this, and it will elicit a natural response to back down onto the floor again. It works really well, as long as you are quiet, calm and focused on it.
Incorporate the sit/down commands into this technique and you should be able to stop it completely.

Remember, walking into her space isn't kicking or kneeing her and any technique takes a few days to see the start of some results, so be patient.

Good luck!

Jack answered on 4/26/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 2 Report this answer


THis may sound mean, But trust me It will work.
When your dog jumps up. Your step on their back toes. It may sound cruel, but thats how you get it through their head that jumping is not acceptible

Buddy answered on 6/4/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 2 Report this answer