Don't you wish you could just wave the magic wand and POOF no more jumping? Haha, it doesn't work that way. Obedience classes..but your probably looking for a way to handle it yourself. I found some info for you at http://www.care2.com/channels/solutions/pets/1237
Here are the recommended ways to teach a dog not to jump up:
1. Step lightly on its hind toes.
2. Bump it gently in the chest with your knee.
3. Grasp its front paws and push it backward so it is off balance.
Any of these should be accompanied by the command, “No!” Then, after the dog gets down, walk away and ignore it for a few minutes.
After a moment, when you’re sure your pet has got the message and has stayed down, pat and praise it. Remember, be consistent. Don’t confuse the dog by letting it jump up just this once, and then pushing it down and saying, “No!” the next time. And don’t give up.
I have never tried this method so i dont know if it works or not.
grasping the dog's front paws can actually work against you. Because by touching the dog you are rewarding it. I personally use the Knee adn the 'body check." Turn your hip into the dog and bump it off.
I totally feel your pain! I am STILL working on the jumping issue with my lab mix Koda. All of the things recommended I found worked pretty well. She never ever jumps on us anymore, but we still have problems with people who come to the door. When I know guests are coming I keep her on a leash with a training collar and when she jumps I give a correction and a NO and make her sit. When she is calm and sitting I then tell the guest (if they want to) that they can pet her. Eventually they will learn with enough reinforcement that they wont get attention until they are calm! That has totally worked with our other dog Harry, and I think its slowly working for Koda as well. She gets better with every guest ;)
Alot of times people will say "oh i dont mind if she jumps" but you just have to explain to them that you are trying to train her and please dont pet her/give her attention until she is being calm and not jumping.
My husband used the knee to the chest on our rottweiler and it only took 1 day and now she will not jump on anyone. Also NO is used so often you should find another word just for your dog. My dogs word is ETCH! If I yell that she knows she did something bad. That way I can say NO to my children without my dog thinking she did something wrong.
wow your lucky Jens ... i tried that with my dobie an he looke at me as if to say 'what the hell you doing?' the probles is im short and when he jumps up his paws are on my shoulders an i cant seem to get my knee up in time an when i do its too low to reach his chest *sigh* naughty Harvey!! Time to try the next idea!
wow this is funny my sister has a st bernard and its 2 yrs old and thinks its still a pup which it pretty much is but man its so big im 6'1 and about 3 weeks ago i stopped by to visit as soon as i opened the door and got 1 foot in here came maggie and jumped on me knocking me back out the door and then licking my face to death while painful to have a 140 pound dog on my chest and the pavement didnt feel good either but i love that dog, i almost cherish when the dog is hyper cause in a few yrs its just going to mope around its also funny to here my sister when she trains the dog just cause its my sis trying to control this monster dog by the way my sister is 25 yrs old 5'5 110 pounds the dog owns her lol
That's so cute, Caesar! I feel your sister's pain. My vet has estimated my Golden's weight to be around 110 lbs at full growth and I'm a shrimp at 5'2", 105 lbs. He has tackled me to the ground more than once! lol