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20 June 2008 @ 12:46 am
Suggestions on curbing jumping  
Banjo is normally not a jumper. But of course there is one exception. When we're at the dog park if a dog is scared and jumps up in to it's owner's arms he jumps up on the owner to get to the dog. He means no ill will, he seriously does not have a mean bone in his body and thinks he's friends with every single dog he meets. But if a dog is up in it's owner's arms he wants to get up there with them.

Any tips on how to break this? He has a tendency to do it when I'm not within 5 feet of him and can't get to him quickly and of course no one listens to me when I shout across the yard just knee him off. They turn their backs which turns the dog away from him making him want to jump more to see the dog. And I can't tell all the other people to change their behavior to suit my dog. If all the dogs were on the ground at his level he wouldn't be jumping. He doesn't seem to grasp he's a little too happy and hyper for the more timid dogs and they don't seem to grasp he's a lover not a fighter.
Nancythebabynancy on June 20th, 2008 05:22 am (UTC)
Spraying water; it has helped somewhat with Stella. I would recommend the water thing. :)
miserable, arrogant old bat: jimcottonmanifesto on June 20th, 2008 09:50 am (UTC)
you have to teach him 'down' in other circumstances which seems like it might be tough if he doesn't jump generally. this behavior is REALLY normal.
Angela: Harleyangelacm on June 20th, 2008 05:38 pm (UTC)
Harley is the same way. Especially if someone doesn't stoop down to greet her, she jumps up to greet them. Not everyone loves dog kisses so I have been trying to work with her on that. I watch alot of Dog Whisperer and I do notice that to break a bad habit most of the time a leash is used until they learn. I know it's a dog park but maybe try the leash for a little while so that you can tug and assert yourself while the act is being done. There's really no way to curb it without being near the dog so until he learns not to you'll probably have to be on top of him. Then again if he isn't meaning harm and it isn't causing any negative problems you may not want to discipline him.