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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-15-2010, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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How should we go about doing this?

Hunter and Sierra are five months old and Hunter can see above the gate we have up blocking them from the family room but since me and my dad step over the 28 inch gate, Sierra now jumps over it cause my dad says she sees us do it all the time which is true. I want to know now my family and I should train her not to do this. we use a squirtbottle when she jumps on us when were on the couch but she is to fast when she jumps over the gate.
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Re: How should we go about doing this?

You already trained her to jump it.

Get a taller gate, open it to go thru it.

Or much better yet, let her be with you, which is all she wants.


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Re: How should we go about doing this?

yes but I don't want a taller gate and we do open the door on this gate sometimes, well my mom does since she is shorter then us and I do belive if we got a taller one she we try to jump it also.
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Re: How should we go about doing this?

why not just let the dogs in the same area as you?

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Re: How should we go about doing this?

Have you considered training the dog not to get on you on the sofa rather than squirting it?

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Re: How should we go about doing this?

i was thinking the same thing.

to the OP: you can't train and socialize your dogs
with them behind gates.

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Re: How should we go about doing this?

I too am not understanding why your dogs cannot be in the same area as the rest of your family. It is a relatively simple undertaking to train them not to jump on the furniture - or you. Having them behind a gate where they can see what is going on, but can't be part of the action is - I would guess - creating a lot of frustration. And yes, GSD's are smart, and will learn how to get around things by watching you. This problem would go away if you would take the time to train your dogs to be in the same room as you (GSD's want to be velcroed to you at all times) but without being nuisances. It really isn't hard, and there is lots of training advice on this Forum, just check the archive. Your only other option is to put up a taller gate or crate train your dogs for the times you can't be interacting with them.

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Re: How should we go about doing this?

this post was meant for hunter, the OP.
i agree with everything you say except the velcro part.
i can walk around my house without my dog
following me and i perfer that. i don't want a dog that follows me everytime i move or everywhere i move. i like a dog with
confidence and nerves so he doesn't have to be underfoot.

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Originally Posted By: Anja1BlueI too am not understanding why your dogs cannot be in the same area as the rest of your family. It is a relatively simple undertaking to train them not to jump on the furniture - or you. Having them behind a gate where they can see what is going on, but can't be part of the action is - I would guess - creating a lot of frustration. And yes, GSD's are smart, and will learn how to get around things by watching you. This problem would go away if you would take the time to train your dogs to be in the same room as you (GSD's want to be velcroed to you at all times) but without being nuisances. It really isn't hard, and there is lots of training advice on this Forum, just check the archive. Your only other option is to put up a taller gate or crate train your dogs for the times you can't be interacting with them.

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Re: How should we go about doing this?

Just let her in the family room with you. It will be better for your family and the dogs in the long run, given that you train them how to have manners. It's no fun having a dog that's not well behaved around house guests and that has to be locked away when someone visits.

Being 5 months old, they HAVE to be getting socialized right now. They need to be with your family. Get them out, walk them, take them to see new places and new things, and get them used to people.

It's probably not good for her to be jumping over the gate. She's still growing, and it could probably hurt her in the long run if you continue to allow her to jump it.

It'd be much more beneficial for everyone to let them in the family room.

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Re: How should we go about doing this?

Hey .02 coming in
We have a 4'X6' carpet designated as Mochas area; he can move around as long as we are all actively watching him. However, when it was time to settle down and just relax or watch TV and we did not want him roaming the house we just put him on the carpet...and the command for that was "Carpet". It took a little doing, but he learned that, that was his area. My daughter did not care for that too much, she prefered to sit or lay on the floor and have him lay next to her. Just a thought.

I'm guessing you don't care to have to watch them 100% of the time and gating them would help to make sure they stay out of trouble; just a guess.

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