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Hello,

My female puppy Gina is now five months old and always VERY happy to see me.

The problem is that if I'm close to her she keeps on jumping at me.

What can I do?

Thanks for your replies?
 

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When Elmo did this, we used to put our knee up so it wasn't comfortable for him to jump up on us. Don't push against your puppy to hurt her. Just having the knee in the way seemed to do the trick for us.

Good luck.
 

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I have heard of people putting their knee up to stop the pup from jumping, or turning their back and walking away from the pup.

We have a puppy (he is 9 weeks) and gets very excited when he gets up in the morning, when he gets out of his crate, etc. To prevent him from jumping, I put him in a sit, and kneel down so I am closer to his level. If he jumps when I am kneeling down, I will tell him no, and put him back in a sit. It works well. He is not jumping on us, and he is still getting the attention he wants.

Sorry I can't be more help!
 

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Two things:

1. Help prevent the problem by not making a fuss when you greet your puppy. For the first minute or two, ignore the pup (maybe a very calm 'hello there' after 30 seconds). This will help teach the pup calm and patience when you enter the room or come home.

2. Using both hands, palms out and fingertip-to-fingertip (almost like you're going to crack your knuckles), push the pup back abruptly while at the same time taking a step forward toward the pup (crowding its space). While doing this, say "Off!" or whatever word you want to teach. Your hands should contact the dog's chest. You're not trying to shove hard, hit, or injure the dog, but you DO want to make the pup VERY uncomfortable (the step forward really helps with this).
 

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The knee, as someone mentioned. Grabbing the dog by the paws until he becomes uncomfortable. Other harsh methods, but I will say I know two jumpers and they just get so excited it is amost impossible to get them to settle.
 

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Turn your back on the jumping dog. Ignore him. Pretend he's invisible. Say nothing. Leave the room if you have to, but give him NO attention whatsoever when he's jumping.

When he finally gives up (he will eventually, probably after throwing a fit) THEN you can "notice" him, greet him, pet him etc. but as soon as he starts to jump again, he becomes invisible. He'll figure it out pretty quickly that he only gets attention with four feet on the floor.
 

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Hi,

Thanks for your replies to my post.

I'm confident that I'll be able to solve my problem soon.

Take care and be good to your four-legged friends!

 

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Since so many of you have great tips, I was wondering if you had any helpful ideas for taking a puppy on a long car trip?
 

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Hi RADD. I find you'll get more good answers to questions if you start a new thread--in this case one entitled "ideas for car trip with puppy" or something like that. That will also make it easier for others with the same issue to look up the question and answer in the future.

All that said---puppies and car trips:

Take along towles, paper towles, wet wipes---all in case there are accidents.

Make sure the pup has ID tags with your cell phone number, just in case.

Stop frequently for breaks.

Don't give the pup too much to eat or drink before the trip. Snacks and sips along the way. But don't tank up or it may all come up.

Take a blanket or snuggly towel--the pup may (hopefully) sleep for much of the trip.

Ideally, the pup can be in his crate in the car. If not, you can hopefully create a place where he can be comfortable, but not be bouncing all over the place, which could be dangerous for him and the driver.

Acclimate the pup to car rides by taking short rides before the long trip.
 

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Thanks for the tips Tracy.

I'm new and haven't yet figured out how to start a new thread, but next time I will attempt to figure it out.
 

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Originally Posted By: Luca_stlTurn your back on the jumping dog. Ignore him. Pretend he's invisible. Say nothing. Leave the room if you have to, but give him NO attention whatsoever when he's jumping.

When he finally gives up (he will eventually, probably after throwing a fit) THEN you can "notice" him, greet him, pet him etc. but as soon as he starts to jump again, he becomes invisible. He'll figure it out pretty quickly that he only gets attention with four feet on the floor.

Worked for me when mine used to jump
 

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My mother-in-law is a trainer and she told me to grab the dog's paws when he jumps and hold them until he whines. It works and it may seem cruel but it doesn't hurt them, it just makes them uncomfortable. Remember, puppies are a lot like small children. They may whine about it, but what you are doing is what's best for them. Good Luck!!
 

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Shayla is 17 months now and the biggest issue I have with her is her jumping on me. Bringing the knee up did nothing and my timing is bad haha.......I turn my back on her and walk off and that helps at the time. She is a pushy dog though and regards 'corrections' as "challenges". When she wants something and I ignore her she will stand on me and put her paw on my shoulder and her face in mine - since I am on a computer chair when she does this mostly I spin the chair and turn my back to her.......this helps at the time but she continues to do it regardless. I will try the option with my hands together in her chest and stepping forward, thanks for the suggestion. Any further ones?
 

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Hey...I'm new at this..My husband and I just got a german shepherd dog. She's about 8 months old. She has really bad seperation anxiety. We bought a kennel for when she is gone so that we can kennel train her. But when we're gone she breaks out of it and she has broken a few windows trying to get out.. She doesn't run away but comes back inside and waits for us. But the destruction is getting bad. We are already going to have to replace 2 windows and several blinds. We tried putting a pillow that smells like us in the kennel with her, but she still broke out of it. We are desperate right now. We love her to death and want nothing more to keep her, but she is tearing up our house. Does anybody have any similiar stories? Does anybody have any tips for seperation anxiety????
 

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my question is also about jumping, not on myself, but my grandson. all he has to do is start to run or walk fast and she jumps, she is still young and wants to play. he is her size on 31/2, so i think she is mainly playing, no aggression at all. i have tried loud happy sounds to call her and treat her if she comes, and a whistle, works for a bit, but as soon as my grandson runs again she is right there, hasn't knocked him down, but her nails have scratched, and always her feet are at the face. any suggestion would be appreciated.
 

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The only thing I suggest is the follow through, Turn your back and ignore, BUT as soon as she sits, praise and pet the heck out of her. If she jumps again, turn your back again, rinse repeat... Consistency is the key. Just make sure she is getting lots of praise for the correct behavior and ignored for bad. If you dont recognize when she behaves correctly, she wont know what to do to get the pets and love she craves.
 
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