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I would appreciate any advice on jumping boxers.  Our 1 yr old male will not stop jumping on guests no matter what we do.  We simply can't have people over anymore.
 

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I have heard it somewhere that if you want them to stop jumping on people, you have to turn your back on them when they do jump. This has to be team work. Tell whoever is coming over to turn their back on the dog when he jumps. This needs to be consistent for it to work.
 

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If he's really that out of control, I would put him on a lead when people come over and make him sit.  Make sure no one gives him any attention or affection until he sits and is calm.  I would practice it with friends/family as much as possible.  Once he starts to get it, then you can try without the lead and if he does jump, have people ignore him until he's calm.  It's not good when your dog keeps your friends away!
 

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sully\";p=\"82034 said:
If he's really that out of control, I would put him on a lead when people come over and make him sit.  Make sure no one gives him any attention or affection until he sits and is calm.  I would practice it with friends/family as much as possible.  Once he starts to get it, then you can try without the lead and if he does jump, have people ignore him until he's calm.  It's not good when your dog keeps your friends away!
It's taking some time to break Cooper of his old habits, but this is one thing that is working well for us.  We're down to getting him to sit when people come in.  He's still pretty excited, but he hasn't jumped on anyone in quite a while.  Definitely try this method.
 

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Agree with the previous couple posters.  I read about this when Lola was a pup because she started jumping a lot, we corrected it right away, and it hasn't been a problem.  She still gets really excited when people come over but not to the point where she doesn't listen, she'll still sit if I ask her.    


If you can't get you dog to sit or lay down when people come over I'd ask why not?  What's stopping you from making it happen?
 

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We have the same problem with our baby but its alot better than it was.
Her attitude changed alot at the door when we started ignoring her when we first come in the house.
Not making eye contact or talking to her until we have our coats and shoes off and we are ready to say hi to her.
Our trainer also said we could also try steping on her back foot gently when she jumps up but we didn't have to do that yet.
 

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Ya I also agree with what sully said, this is what I do with Gaby when people come over and it has been working quite well, but it's still a work in progress, there's not really any quick fixes, it just takes time, patience and consistency....good luck!
 

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As you can see when your boxer plays with another dog they are always using their feet. Either jumping up or standing on the back of other dogs. For them it is so normal but when they interact with humans they have to learn this behaviour isn't accepted. Eventually they will learn but it takes consistency from everyone in the house and allot of patience.

I think stepping on the back legs of some breeds may work but not for high energy type dogs like boxers. They are determined dogs if you go at them with a stiffer type of corrections. I think using your mind and energy will have a much quicker effect like what sully mentioned.  The key like gabysdaddy said, "there's not really any quick fixes, it just takes time, patience and consistency."

Last thing, what my wife and I do is practice this in the yard on a long lead. I have britney sit and then my wife calls her. My wife will be at the end of the lead distance and Britney will have to lie down in order to be pet and say good girl. If she jumps she finds she is at the end of the lead and my wife ignores her.  Then I call her..back and forth we go...lol Now she runs lies down 50% of the time....Work in progress!
 
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