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This one can be a challenge because sometimes the puppy learns quickly not to jump on *you* but still tries it with everyone who comes to your house, the vet techs, and so on.

And let's include the furniture here, too, although in my experience it's easier for many new owners to teach about "off the furniture" than "no jumping up."
 

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For Furnaiture:
My first step is to make it a "NO PUPPY ZONE" right off the bat. I make sure my pups know what NIEN means.
For Jumping on People:
I teach my pups to sit first, then they ONLY get pet when they sit. Never have I had one dog regress as long as the owner keeps up with the Sitting For Attention exercise.
Otherwise, I've got a handful of different techniques for dogs. It's never the same exact procedure taken to solve this because no dog is exactly the same.
 

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Sarah Hall said:
For Furnaiture:
My first step is to make it a "NO PUPPY ZONE" right off the bat. I make sure my pups know what NIEN means.
For Jumping on People:
I teach my pups to sit first, then they ONLY get pet when they sit. Never have I had one dog regress as long as the owner keeps up with the Sitting For Attention exercise.
Otherwise, I've got a handful of different techniques for dogs. It's never the same exact procedure taken to solve this because no dog is exactly the same.
How about small dogs (Bob, maybe you could pop in here with your working Terrier experience?) who people practically beg to jump on them? Does anyone have more trouble with them than with GSD, etc.?
 

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Even with the small dogs I do it pretty much the same as Sarah. Jumping on people is nothing more than bad manners. and they learn their "NO PUPPY ZONE" as Sarah calls it. (I like that! :wink: )
Now I must say, with my JRT Pete, my son Jeff loves to have him jump up in his arms. That in itself was training. If he jumped only when Jeff gave permission, he was also learning when NOT to jump. Pete usually asks my son for a lift by doing a 5ft verticle right in front of Jeff.
I always used the knee in the chest with dogs that already developed the habit.
With small dogs, they can be kept on leash through training against this. One ft on the leash will restrict the dog and self correct when it tries to jump up.
I suspect a flyswatter would do a good job also. :lol: :lol: JKN....maybe! :wink:
 

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Bob Scott said:
Even with the small dogs I do it pretty much the same as Sarah. Jumping on people is nothing more than bad manners. and they learn their "NO PUPPY ZONE" as Sarah calls it. (I like that! :wink: )
Now I must say, with my JRT Pete, my son Jeff loves to have him jump up in his arms. That in itself was training. If he jumped only when Jeff gave permission, he was also learning when NOT to jump. Pete usually asks my son for a lift by doing a 5ft verticle right in front of Jeff.
I always used the knee in the chest with dogs that already developed the habit.
With small dogs, they can be kept on leash through training against this. One ft on the leash will restrict the dog and self correct when it tries to jump up.
I suspect a flyswatter would do a good job also. :lol: :lol: JKN....maybe! :wink:
OK, I have the ongoing thing with the small dog, ONLY with other people (and only with people who part bend down and coo and stuff at him). So I'm going to do the foot on leash thing. Excellent! Thanks.

This is his only basic ob. item still hanging on.
 

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Connie, you need to get the assistance of other people to set your dog up in this situation. When the dog jumps up, not only does it get self corrected, but it get ignored by the person it's jumping on. When it sits or stands quietly, it's given a treat. The treat itself can be used as a setup.
You could also use a wiffelball bat, but I'm sure the pug folks would frown on that. :lol: :lol: JKN for sure this time! :D :wink:
 
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