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Old 10-10-2012, 11:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was just wondering if there is more I should be doing to stop Gia from jumping up.

She is much better about it than she was, but she still does it. For example, while I was walking her last night, we came across some young girls that made a fuss over her, she got all excited and started jumping up a bit. I have been trying to get her to stop doing it altogether.

Does anyone have any special tips on what worked for them and their pups? She is 7 months..
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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my trainer suggested that when Dixie starts jumping up on me to just gently step on her back feet and she would get down. Eventually she would associate that jumping up isn't a pleasant thing. my problem is Dixie doesn't really jump on me, it's everyone else. So I can't step on her toe...lol

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She needs to be taught "4 on the floor" It's a rather simple concept but takes time to learn. When she jumps you walk away and totally ignore her. But be fast to treat and give kuddos when she stays down. She will learn to realize that you aren't going to love on her or pet her until all 4 paws are on the floor. Walking is different story so teaching her this will help but they do get excited. Good luck
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Sometimes in the house I leave Beau's leash on him and let it drag around with him, that way when anyone comes in and he starts to jump, I can step on it and keep him from jumping. Outside, I don't know the answer because Beau is a maniac outside on his leash...when we meet other dogs and sometimes people. The jumping is ridiculous at times, but we are working through it.
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As soon as I see people coming, I immediately put both dogs in a sit and stay... If they try to jump, I politely ask the people to ignore them and I correct them and return them to their sit and stay. My Keenyah Jean has figured out she must remain sitting and Horatio is kind of figuring it out.. He's not much of a jumper to begin with though so I got lucky there.
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thank you so much, all of you! Those were very helpful. :-)

That's the problem lol, sometimes she gets too excited. She knows to be gentle around my 16 month old niece, and is quite good with her, but she needs to stop jumping on people. Or at least, as much as possible with them, as Mom2Jax&Bay said, they do get pretty excited at times!

As for walking her, I always do my best to keep her by my side, not in front of me, she does tend to still pull though. I saw other users talking about the "tree method", I think I'll try that. I do use a harness, but it doesn't seem to help as much as I had hoped, perhaps it's the brand of harness I have?
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the easy walk harness helped with Dixie's pulling. It does a great job to keep her from puling so much.
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My dad just bought a clicker for Wyatt today bc he's still bothering penny and he doesn't want him crated all day while he's home. I'm sure it would help with jumping up as well. Only a few bucks at petco or petsmart


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Old 10-10-2012, 04:42 PM   #9 (permalink)
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<Preparing for a flame blacklash here>

I believe there is no better to way to stop this and other serious problems than a shock collar. Boxers are extremely smart and there's a good chance that 2-3 well placed corrections at the right intensity (low) will be all that it takes. With the proper training it's a quick way to ensure the Boxer understands what we expect and what they did wrong.

I would imagine most of us get static shock from dragging our feet on the carpet more than 2-3 times per year. This is no worse when handled properly with training.

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Old 10-12-2012, 02:43 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I've only done this with one dog, but it was recommended by our trainer. When we first brought our new boxer home when she was about 14 months, she would continually jump up and say hello. We knew it was a problem but had no idea how to solve it.

What we did was magic. 4 times, and we never (NEVER) saw her jump on anyone again. It wasn't mean or cruel or involving shock collars. This is what the trainer had us do.

You stand there and just watch her knowing those front feet are about to come off the floor. The second that they do, and the dog is on just her hind legs heading upwards, you take a full step towards the dog. You'll notice that when the dog jumps, they do so in a position where then can be leaning forward and they feel safe. Now, with you suddenly about 12 inches closer, they are going to be in a pure vertical position. No leaning, but horribly off balance and close to falling backwards.

No kidding, we did this 5 times, maybe 10. I made each member of the family do it, and I did it maybe twice, three times. After that, we simply couldn't get her to jump up to further teach her.
I think it was then that I fell in love with our trainer and we went back for full training sessions with her. It was so easy, made perfect sense, and worked, FAST.

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