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Old 05-15-2014, 11:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
daisyrunner
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Default Enforcing "off"

My puppy is now 4 1/2 months old. From the beginning we have told him "off" when he jumped up onto things or put his two huge front paws where they didnt belong. We would gently push him down while saying "off". Now that he is getting bigger he likes to put his head/paws up on the kitchen island to try and grab whatever he can get. Whenever I tell him "off" he seems to listen only %50 of the time, maybe less.
What is a better way to enforce this? Should I have him wear a leash in the house and give him a hard correction? Sometimes when I correct him for doing it and push him off he jumps right back up again. I swear he thinks he's funny...
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