How do I ignore my dog's bad behavior (Jumping/begging) if I'm sitting down myself?
My newly adopted female German Shepherd (roughly 2 years old) has been well behaved for the most part, but she loves jumping up when she's excited, and she begs (she's never been given scraps). Ignoring these behaviors works and she stops doing it, but the problem is when myself or others are sitting on a couch. My roommate and guests like to eat on TV trays, which are right at her head level and you can't simply turn your back to ignore her when you're sitting on a couch. So how do I discourage jumping and begging without physically pushing her away while sitting down?