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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-18-2012, 11:26 PM
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She's looks a lot like my wife's dog. How much exercise is she getting? I'd say more exercise and more mental stimulation. Definitely a crate!! I had a stubborn jumper once. My dad told me to step on a back foot. Not stomp on it, or put your full weight on it, but push down on it. It did work. A method of last resort... but I was also a lot younger then. Now, I leash pups when people are over to keep them from jumping on people. If they can't do it, it helps to deter it.
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She gets at least one long off leash run, a day where it involves throwing the ball and goes to the dog park at least 3x a week. She usually gets two outings and if not ill play tug and throw ball in back yard

The problem with the jumping is the mouthing even when leashed its hard to control. When she is fixated its hard to get her out of it

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I would keep her on a leash. At home, if she gets mouthy, put her in her crate so she can't get to you or your belongings. I feel you might be accidentally permitting her to behave in ways that aren't fun for humans. I am guilty of that too because I'm not very clear in communicating with my dog.

My dog Puppy is going through a phase too. I know the feeling, but I also know that before her current crazies, she was an absolute angel. So I know what light at the end of the tunnel feels like. It is absolutely worth this nightmare! Please hang on, have more patience, and GET A CRATE! I recently brought hers back out.

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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-19-2012, 07:42 PM
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It could definitely be a phase. One of the great things about GSDs and other breeds, is that they can be very independent-functioning dogs...that said, it can be a giant pain in the butt too!

Kneeing a dog in the chest when they are jumping isn't going to get you any positive results, because 1) you are giving them some sort of contact-based attention, and 2) you're teaching them that "hey, if I jump this way, I'll avoid the knee!" I think the best thing you can do is either to simply turn away and ignore, or do what another poster had suggested and reclaim the space. Again, it's important to do this with as little contact as possible, and also without really using any sort of command or words. Your pup will respect your presence and back least after they get the hang of things.

Also, the crate has been a HUGE help for us with our pup. It gives us a break and restores our sanity! Plus I know that it will keep him safe as well. Building a positive relationship with the crate was very difficult at first, but we began with tossing treats in there, and keeping the door open, feeding him in his crate, giving him a kong filled with cream cheese or peanut butter when we had to leave for extended periods of time, and then getting him used to being in the crate even when we were home, by rewarding him every 5-10 seconds he was quiet, and then letting him out. After a while, we would lengthen his duration in his crate, and reward him every 30 seconds, again with very high value treats.

Hopefully all of the information people have provided will help!
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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-19-2012, 08:50 PM
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Crate her so stuff doesn't get destroyed.

How well did you both do in dog classes? Are you able to continue? If she's doing well have you been able to make ply dates and go on walks with some of the other classmates to wear all the dogs out?



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As soon as I move in to my apartment I will have the crate set up ASAP. We just finished her obedience II classes and we recently had the private trainer come to our house. We do really well in classes together.
Another question, these type of dogs need jobs to do, what kind of jobs do you give your dog on a daily basis?

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