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12-17-2013 12:26 AM
Nadeem Hi all, so she as settled in very well but she is very quiet, she never ever barks.

I have a problem with jumping, every time we meet, she jumps up at me, and she jumps high, she reaches my face, she does mouth a little bit but not bad, its just the jumping I don't like as its getting worse. she also jumps up at my wife but not as much as with me. I have tried lifting my knee, she just keeps jumping. then I tried turning my back to her and ignoring her, she then gets the idea and relaxes but then as soon as I turn to her again she starts jumping again.
what can I do about this? I love being with her but the jumping is really not nice. please help.
12-09-2013 01:56 AM
katieliz Wise trainer to say give her time. Welcome to the board, pretty girl you have there!
12-09-2013 12:43 AM
Nadeem so I picked her up yesterday morning, shame was sad to take her away from what she knew as home. so we got to my house, she was very distracted and very anxious.

my neighbourhood is full of dogs, almost every single house has dogs, and she was very distracted by all this new surroundings and dogs etc.

so I took her in and I let her explore the place, ah she is tooo sweet. there is a small gap, just big enough to see thru on my wall and the dog next door barks and performs so isis went to wall and im sure she could see the other dog through the small gap, she got very worked up, her hair stood up and she seemed ready to fight, I was a little concerned by this but she settled down after a bit, still went there a few times and barked and stuff, but now it seems ok. I had a trainer over at the house yesterday also, he said I should not worry too much and give her time to get use to her new surroundings.
12-05-2013 11:31 AM
MaggieRoseLee Wow, she is beautiful! Good for you for finding her!

If I were you I'd find some great dog classes to start up ASAP. Great way to start the bonding and leadership process. Plus help with the pulling.

She's young and without classes I'd hold off on getting the pinch collar until you have a trainer to help with the fit and use.

Instead, there is a harness you can get that will be a big help called the Gentle Leader. Just have the foster parents measure her so you purchase the right size.

12-05-2013 11:25 AM
BellaLuna Congratulations, what a cutie she is

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12-05-2013 10:43 AM
TaylorGSDT She's beautiful. Congratulations. I agree, definitely look into a pinch collar. I've used one on all dogs I've ever had, along with treats. After I give a correction, if my dog stays in a heel position while walking he/she (I have 2 dogs) gets a treat and the walk resumes.

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12-05-2013 08:57 AM
Nadeem This is my girl Isis

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12-05-2013 02:32 AM
Nadeem Thanks Blehmannwa, yes the yard is fully fenced so I will let her go about her business and explore the new territory.

Hey Miikas mom, im telling you, when my wife told me she found a gorgeous 8 month old puppy for us, i didn't expect her to be that big and that strong. i actually bought a choke chain collar already. I have not seen the pinch collar at any of the shops I've been to, but I will phone around and see if I can find one today.
12-05-2013 02:16 AM
Miika's Mom Welcome Nadeen

For the pulling I would use a pinch collar. I use it on my girl when we go for a walk and there is virtually no pulling and she doesn't mind wearing it at all. If I just use her regular collar she will pull, so she knows as will Isis. (Miika is six months old by the way.) I would start with the collar properly adjusted and resting high on her neck (just behind the ears) as that will give you the greatest control. Usually one or two quick changes of direction or quick snaps on the collar will get their attention and the pulling will cease or at least be greatly reduced. Of course she will need reminding until it become second nature not to pull.

I am sure others will chime in with their suggestions too. They have much more experience than I so you will be sure to get great ideas. Isis is not a little puppy so I would not be worried about using it. They are nicer than choke collars, they just look a little wicked.
12-05-2013 02:04 AM
blehmannwa Welcome. I would give her a walk before taking her home and keep her on her leash while you show her your home. If the yard is fenced I would let her off leash to play and explore.

There is a lot of good advice on this forum about bringing a pup home. My best advice is to try to catch her doing good things. Give her lots of praise and exercise. Tired dogs are good dogs.

If you can get her into an earlier class or do some private instruction before Feb. it might help as this is your first dog.
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