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03-19-2014 03:18 PM
Knucklehead I taught my dog "hup" to get on or over benches, tables and other obstacles, using treats as a reward. It was a natural transition to get him into the back of the car. And I use "out" for him to go through any door, which also translated well to getting him to exit the car. He was a little wary at first at jumping into a small enclosed space, but he got it... especially when he figured out that getting into the car meant maybe going to the park.
02-23-2014 04:55 PM
Deno Chelsea,

I had the same problem with Dex when he was younger. This should be the easiest thing in the world to teach Bandit, assuming there are no medical factors. When I was in the early stages of teacing Dex to go off lead in public places, it was embarassing to have to help him up in the truck, not to mention my poor old back. Anyway, I have a Ford F-150, the seats are very high. The way I did it was to have the truck in an area where there was enough room for him to get a running start and jump up in the passengers seat. Open the passenger door as wide as it will go, sit Bandit down about 10' or so away facing the door opening and make him stay. Make sure he has a good clear
route to the front seat "If you can't make him stay, you can have someone hold him" Now you go around and get in your car and lean over the seat at him and you excitedly call and coax him with all you got. Good luck to you both.
02-18-2014 06:49 PM
Chelsea and bandit So an update on bandit. He went and seen the vet on Monday. The vet said he couldn't feel any damage but bandit was hard to examine as he was very playful. (Pretty sure my dog has ADHD sometimes)

The vet said he is however favouring his left hind leg, and this is why the right is weaker. The vet said he is no pain so he doesn't think it's an on set of hip dysphasia. He has given us a natural substance to mix into his good that will help strengthen the muscle on that side. He advised us to keep running him as we normally would but to watch him if he gets too tired or seems sore.

As for the jumping he said he can't be too bad as he does put his weight on his back legs when he gets up on benches etc with his front paws. He may just have a fear of jumping. He's suggested a ramp to get him in the car and eventually he will get there.
After he has finished his supplement stuff if we are still worried he will X-ray him but doesn't think it's necessary at the moment.


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02-15-2014 04:29 PM
Bequavious
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Yep every side every door every angle. He'll climb into the back seat, one back leg at a time almost like a person. I got in the back of the ute today he seemed like he wanted to get up but just couldn't work out how. I'm going to park on a hill tomorrow so the distance is shorter and see if he can do it that way. He's never jumped on anything so well start small and work on it. He can be very stubborn sometimes and treats don't always work. Tried playing a ramped up game of tug and threw the rope in the back, he just put his front paws on the tray looked at it, looked at me and then got down as if to say "well that's over". Defiantly gonna try feeding him in there too.


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Haha yeah mine's ball crazy, but she wouldn't even jump in for a ball. Dinner was the only thing that worked for us, but I can see practicing jumping on other things like a couple people suggested being helpful as well.
02-15-2014 04:23 AM
Chip18 Do you have any dog parks that have an A frame on their grounds? Not a dog park advocate but if there is one you could see if he could climb it?
02-15-2014 03:07 AM
Chelsea and bandit Yep every side every door every angle. He'll climb into the back seat, one back leg at a time almost like a person. I got in the back of the ute today he seemed like he wanted to get up but just couldn't work out how. I'm going to park on a hill tomorrow so the distance is shorter and see if he can do it that way. He's never jumped on anything so well start small and work on it. He can be very stubborn sometimes and treats don't always work. Tried playing a ramped up game of tug and threw the rope in the back, he just put his front paws on the tray looked at it, looked at me and then got down as if to say "well that's over". Defiantly gonna try feeding him in there too.


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02-14-2014 03:59 PM
HOBY You may think this is nutz but have you tried both sides and every door?
02-14-2014 03:47 PM
mego my dog does this too, but it's mainly because I laugh and tell her she needs to learn how to lift up her big butt. I think she does it intentionally to make me smile. She does it with the bed too, but if I'm laying on my bed or I seem in a grumpy mood she jumps up herself perfectly fine :P She was never allowed on furniture as a puppy either, I think that has something to do with it.
02-14-2014 03:40 PM
Chip18 Cool let us know, him not following another dog in says a lot but maybe he's just a dork!
02-13-2014 11:40 PM
Chelsea and bandit Thanks everyone, he's a healthy weight we run with him a lot and very active. He doesn't fetch but will sometimes chase toys just not bring them back so I'll try this with him. He's fine jumping out just not in. We had a Dalmatian staying with us for about 5 months and she would happily jump in (hoping this would teach him) I give him the command up and **** just place his paws up. He attempted only once to jump in but didn't make it, and seemed like he was a little embarrassed. I'm having his hips checked on Monday just to be sure as I have notice when he runs, he runs his backend to the right it's not really noticeable unless you look for it. I think I have enabled him, he knows he's not aloud on the furniture so he doesn't try to jump on there. Thanks again for the all the advice very helpful!


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