8-week-old jumping puppy

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Samson LOVES to jump....just jumping in general and on us. How do I stop him now from jumping up on people? I say "no jump" and put his front legs back on the floor.....but is there anything else I can do to let him know it's not accepted??

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There are a couple of threads on this... it seems like a common thing among these little monsters.  I found that I just kept walking, turned to the side, or corrected with an "ah-ah!" worked for Steve.  As they get older you can use your knee but right now he's young enough that you can redirect.  They often do it to get our attention so you could encourage him to "sit for attention".  When he jumps, redirect him into a sit, and praise praise praise.  Show him this is how you respond to him greeting you.  All my dogs come rushing at the door to me but sit and wriggle with excitement to greet me.  

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Never, ever give positive attention while the dog is jumping.  Pushing a dog off of you is playing.  Ignore, and reward when there are 4 on the floor.

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You could also leave a leash attached to his collar inside the house, and when you are anticipating his jumping, just put your foot on the leash close to his body and hold it to the floor while you tell him "no jump".  That will prevent him from jumping up, and if he decides to sit or otherwise stop his desire to jump on his own, give him a treat for that.  You'd have to work with this exercise over and over just like any training exercise.

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With Skye, we just turn away... then, when she sits, she gets lots and lots of praise. She gets a treat every 5 or 6 times she does it... its like gambling for her... she loves it. It also reinforces the behavior cuz, hey, you never know when the human's gonna give ya the good stuff! I learned this method from my  grandpa... the one who rilly instilled my love for the breed!!!

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We taught Dakota to sit for pretty much everything... She sits before we go outside, sits for pets, sits before we throw a ball, before we play tug... teaches the dog that sitting is a good way to make good things happen.  Since jumping gets ignored, it's not long before jumping is replaced by nicely sitting in front of you.  Give it a shot!

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That's how JJ got his name, Jumping Jack, LOL. He's 9 months now and he still luvs to jump. He'll jump and all 4 feet will leave the ground.

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Honestly, i didn't know how to stop Zelda's jumping until i read these posts XD I feel so stupid, haha. Oh well, lots to learn from the experienced users on here, yeah? :)

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Don't feel stupid, that's why we have sites like this, so we can all share info and learn new tricks!

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Check out new member bcruze and Grim to see a really beautiful jump! Page 2 in his gallery.

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Lack of attention if the best way and it should start from the minute you bring them home. It's cute when they are 20 lbs to put their legs up on you and get your attention but all of a sudden when they are 40-50 + it's not nearly so cute anymore. 

 

don't push him away just turn so he's not on you anymore, say DOWN and turn away until he sits or stands correctly.  THEN, pet/play/praise him....never pet him or give him attention when he's doing something wrong like that.

 

Now if I could only train Tye that pushing him away is playing I'd be all set.....