Jumping up, pulling on leash
Was hoping someone could help me out with these two things....Isis is now 4 months old. She is getting big and if she's on two feet she is taller than my kids. We are having some issues with her jumping up on us when she is excited. As soon as we get her out of her crate in the morning she is all over us....ears way back, panting like crazy and jumping up on us. It is extremely annoying and she is doing it to our kids now too. Today I took her for a walk to pick up our son from school (he's 4) and as soon as she saw him she lunged up for his face. The other issue is that she is still nipping, so sometimes that lunge up is a lick....other times its a nip. So far we have tried telling her firmly no, and ignoring her, but it hasn't worked, so we have started to say NO turn our backs and wait till she settles....but that only works briefly before she gets excited and riled up again. And when strangers come up to her on walks she gets really excited and jumps up on them too. And of course they don't say anything and pet away, while i'm telling her NO Down. She does understand down, because if she manages to jump up on the couch and we say down, she gets off instantly.
Second issue is pulling on the leash during walks....We are using a slip lead for walks and training and I feel like I have more control than with a collar and plain old leash, but she still pulls like crazy. And she won't walk beside me...she will be behind, on either side, in front....she is constantly moving all over the place....I see ppl walking thier dogs so nicely and wish she would too....It's especially hard when i'm pushing a stroller, and have my son beside me, while holding onto a leash and a dog that is running here and there. How would you do a correction for this? Right now I am just giving her a quick pull back to me or attempting to hold the leash with both hands. Is there a harness I can buy for this problem? If so will it teach her to not pull, and eventually i can switch back to a leash and collar?