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Offline Bunter

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Jumping Up
« on: January 13, 2010, 21:40:03 PM »
It is not generally considered good manners for dogs to jump all over your visitors or strangers in the park. Most people don’t appreciate muddy paw prints on their clothes.  It could also lead to damaged joints in a young pup, not to mention the possibility of knocking someone over. If you let him do it, then he’ll think it is OK do it to other people.

Don't forget also that under the Dangerous Dogs Act someone only has to think that they may be hurt to put in a complaint. * If a dog is dangerously out of control in a public place, the owner or person in charge of the dog is guilty of an offence. A dog shall be regarded as dangerously out of control on any occasion on which there are grounds for reasonable apprehension that it will injure any person, whether or not it actually does so.

If your dog gets attention by jumping up (telling him to get down/off is giving him attention) then he’ll continue to do it. I find the best thing is to ignore him completely.  Ignoring means no touching, no looking, no talking. If this doesn’t work, stand up (if you are sitting down) and turn your back to him. Once he has four paws (Four on the Floor) and a bottom on the floor, then he’ll get attention. Timing is key to this. He must be rewarded as soon as he gets it right.

Consistency is key here.  The whole family needs to do the same thing. Trick is to get all your visitors to do this too.
« Last Edit: February 13, 2011, 21:03:10 PM by emilyjw »

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Re: Jumping Up
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2010, 12:31:50 PM »
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