Training Help: Jumping/Face Licking and Won't Stop!
Eva will be six months on May 8th. She's been super socialized and LOVES all people, especially kids.
I need some really specific things to do with one behavior as what we are doing is not working.
The goal: To have Eva sit or stand quietly (not pulling, lunging, jumping, etc.) when a stranger (or friend) approaches and then wait for the release of "say hello" to approach for a pat by the stranger.
When a stranger approaches, we have Eva "sit" and "wait". She does this fine.
We have to physically keep Eva on the ground, however, as she will immediately jump up as soon as the person is close enough.
IF we succeed in that, a few moments after stranger is petting her, Eva tries again to jump up and lick their face.
What we are doing:
We tell her ourselves when she's just with us "no jump" and turn our backs - she thinks that's a great game and now jumps on our back.
We also tell her "no jump" when she starts with strangers (or friends).
Obviously, we're failing miserably with this.
She is not aggressive, just excited, and believes everyone was put here on earth to give her some loving.
Training ideas for this are MOST welcome!