|Barked: Tue Nov 27, '12 4:32pm PST |
|I have a four month old lab puppy in a house FULL of toy breeds. I also own and operate a boarding kennel, daycare, grooming facility and the pup goes to work with me each day.
ALL my employees are experienced dog people and within one week of my getting him at 8 weeks of age, this lab learned that he would get totally ignored if he jumped or clawed at anyone, but, if he sat, he got loved on AND even got treats!
It was really quick with him BECAUSE everyone here knows to NEVER reward jumping/clawing and to only reward sitting, but, none the less, this guy is absolutely wonderful to live with now! He even sits for attention from the toy breeds and lies down so they can play with him!!!
You CAN do this as well. As Farley pointed out, NEVER pick her up when she is jumping or clawing at you, either wait for that sit and heavily reward it, OR turn your back and ignore her. It works MUCH faster than pushing down, hitting, etc., and the pup is much happier! Good luck!!!