Originally Posted by Dilley
I should've mentioned that in my first post. I do not own a crate, and I want to avoid putting her in a crate.
That's a shame.
The best way to train for behaviors like jumping on the door when you are on the OTHER side, is by management. And the crate is perfect. Not a negative or punishment. Just a happy go in the crate, get a treat, mom is leaving.............
And no damage to the door.
Otherwise you are going to have to block it off some way. Or close her in another room (and that door may get the impact).
The reason we almost all use and love crates is it removes any PUNISHMENT or anger that otherwise we feel we need to do the first year or so with our pups. It sets them up to succeed. It's easy. The dogs love it. And we are happy when we leave the house and happy when we return. That's a win/win for me.
BTW, there are a ton of cool games to help our pups love the crate even more. Called Crate Games
Our dogs LOVE our crates! And who am I to keep something away from my dog that they love