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Gino is 5 months now. Getting better at not peeing on the deck (fianlly)
His latest thing...he seems to think that jumping up on the glass patio door is his way of telling us "hey, I'm done outside, let me in" how do we correct this behavior?? He uses a bell to go out, however we haven't taught him how to tell us, he wants in...???
 

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I dont mean to be flipant, but let him in. or, you could put in a doggy door...???? I had a cat that would slam the screen door when she wanted in. I am always outside with my dogs when they go out...so this is never a problem for me.
 

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Originally Posted By: BetsyI dont mean to be flipant, but let him in. or, you could put in a doggy door...???? I had a cat that would slam the screen door when she wanted in. I am always outside with my dogs when they go out...so this is never a problem for me.
He needs to learn a little patience. Jumping up, is not acceptable behavior to me. Our backyard is fenced in. The patio door is on a deck with stairs. He likes to mull about before he comes back in...we don't wait for him-standing by the door.
A doggy door is out of the question - this is a sliding glass patio door. I want to teach him that "jumping" on anything is not acceptaible, unless I ask him to do it.
 

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What Betsy said! If you're out there with him, he won't need to jump against the door to get you let him in.
 

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Quote:He needs to learn a little patience. Jumping up, is not acceptable behavior to me.
Yes, jumping up is unacceptable. So if you are standing on the deck monitoring him while he is outside in the yard, you can teach him to sit nicely before you let him back in the house. My setup is the same as yours and thats what I do to teach fosters a new behavior when they want to go back in the house. The door doesn't open till their butts are on the deck.
 

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I am in agreement with everyone else, if you are outside with your pup you can correct the jumping on the glass.

You want to pup to have patience? This is a 5 month old pup that you are expecting to act like an older dog.

Puppies are full of energy and need to have an outlet of physical excercise and mentail stimulation. Classes are great for both of those things.
 

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Originally Posted By: ninhar
Quote:He needs to learn a little patience. Jumping up, is not acceptable behavior to me.
Yes, jumping up is unacceptable. So if you are standing on the deck monitoring him while he is outside in the yard, you can teach him to sit nicely before you let him back in the house. My setup is the same as yours and thats what I do to teach fosters a new behavior when they want to go back in the house. The door doesn't open till their butts are on the deck.
I will try this- thanks for your help.
 

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Why is a doggie door "out of the question"? They make doggie doors for sliding glass doors. No cutting a hole in your house (or anywhere else) required.

Doggie door for a "slider".

Unless you just don't LIKE doggie doors. (Like me.
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