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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-03-2008, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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Jump into the back of truck?

I have a 7 month old GSD that loves to go for a ride in the back of my truck, but I can not get him to jump in the back. He has already learned all the basic stuff, so why can he not learn this? Am I starting to early? I fill he way big enough to jump up in the truck. After we go for a ride, and I let the tailgate down, he will always jump out, he just want jump in. Please help!!!!

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Re: Jump into the back of truck?

yes you are starting too early use ramps or steps, you can use this as a training opportunity to lift him up into the truck with out him flailing about, developing trust. I'm assuming the truck is covered or he is going into a crate or kennel box of sorts right?


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Re: Jump into the back of truck?

Yes I always help him in to the truck. He will raise up on the tailgate, and I will pick up his rear, and help him in. At what age can I expect to see him jump in?

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Originally Posted By: PeddlerI have a 7 month old GSD that loves to go for a ride in the back of my truck, but I can not get him to jump in the back. He has already learned all the basic stuff, so why can he not learn this? Am I starting to early? I fill he way big enough to jump up in the truck. After we go for a ride, and I let the tailgate down, he will always jump out, he just want jump in. Please help!!!!
your dog is to smart to ride in the back of a pick
up truck. he also knows that all of that jumping at such a young age is no good for him. your dog knows that he can be to young to jump and some day to old to jump. these GSD's are smart, they can teach us a lot even when they're 7 months old.
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Re: Jump into the back of truck?

My dog is 19 months old and I still lift him in and out of the back of my SUV. Can he jump in and out? Yes he can. But I prefer not to tax his joints. The bed of a truck can be pretty high up off the ground and you're usually jumping them off pavement, which is harder for the joints, particularly jumping down. It doesn't take much for me when I open the tailgate to just swing him down.

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Re: Jump into the back of truck?

you didn't answer Maxgunner's question? is the truck covered, is the dog in a crate or kennel box????
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^ The reason I started trying to get him to do this is this. Everytime I go out to the backyard for what ever reason, he always comes running, happy to see me. When he gets to the porch he jump, and clears the steps, onto the porch. The porch is about as high as my truck, so I thought he would be able to do it.

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Re: Jump into the back of truck?

Yes the truck is covered.

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Re: Jump into the back of truck?

Mine's 6 and I lift her in and out of the truck (4wd) and always
will.

A long time ago I used to let Tamsen jump in and out... I have a
carpet kit in my camper and would slide one floor panel out for
her to land on but I just think it's easier on them all around to be
lifted in and out. Worked up to be able to handle the 70 pounds
by doing lots of push-ups!

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