Advanced search

Help, pls point me in right direction

(9 Posts)
pinkbraces Tue 27-Sep-11 11:05:27

My labradoodle is 2 yes old and is almost well behaved! I am still struggling to stop her jumping up at people when they come round, she sits like an angel to start with, she gets fussed over and the minute she stops getting fussed she jumps up, I don't know how to stop this. We then out her in another room and she barks incessantly.

What techniques do we need to stop the jumping and barking? Should we bring in a trainer?

Apart from this problem she is perfect smile

SpaghettiTwirlerAndProud Tue 27-Sep-11 11:31:30

Just tell whoever she jumps up to turn around away from her with arms crossed. And if they're sat down on sofa for example and she jumps up just to stand up and turn away from her. She'll soon get the message that if she jumps up she'll get ignored.

pinkbraces Tue 27-Sep-11 11:59:04

thanks spaghetti (great name) we do that but she just jumps up at their backs, not good especially when its a small person.

We have a lot of teens coming in and out and some of them really dont want to be jumped on, I really want to find a way to stop the jumping without having to put her in another room and listen to her bark the place down.

LordOfTheFlies Wed 28-Sep-11 10:37:02

I think as well you have to tell everyone who comes to your house not to encourage the dog to jump. I see loads of people who slap their legs, "Come on, who's a good boy" and actively encourage the dog to jump up.
If it's their dog, and that's how they greet it, fair enough. But the dog thinks that's how everyone wants to say hello.

I never know whether to crouch or bend or stand straight when I say hello to a dog. Usually I just offer a hand (after asking owner) and let the dog decide if he wants a pat or step away.

My DS always gets headbutted in the crotch which he doesn't mind but I'm sure when he's older, it'll hurt -ouch!

pinkbraces Wed 28-Sep-11 11:04:19

some people say "I dont mind" when she jumps up and I then get embarassed trying to explain that we are trying to train her to keep bum on the floor, this is whilst the dog is jumping up, exicted beyond belief because there is someone new to play with smile

My friends dog barely raised an eybrow when they have visitors (I wish!)

Ephiny Wed 28-Sep-11 11:59:19

I agree with telling other people so they don't accidentally undermine you. I've been guilty of this myself, as I don't personally mind a big puppy jumping all over me and my immediate reaction is to give them a fuss and a cuddle - but I know now this is completely the wrong thing to do when the owner is trying to teach good manners!

Have mostly trained DP not to do it either...

Ephiny Wed 28-Sep-11 12:00:31

(trained DP not to encourage bouncy dogs, I mean, not trained him not to jump up and bark at people...)

oldandcrabby Sun 02-Oct-11 16:28:15

I have a command "four paws" it means all four feet on ground, so different from sit , down, lie etc. very useful when they have been mud paddling. Or you could try "finish" when the cuddle is over. Then click and treat of course.

chickchickchicken Sun 02-Oct-11 22:23:05

i have taught my dog 'paws up' when i want him to jump up (he is little and i sometimes need him to jump up to give me things). once you teach 'paws up' you can then teach 'paws down' (or whatever words you prefer) which means all four paws on the floor.

do you use a clicker? its very easy to teach with a clicker

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: