I need tips on how to train my 6 month old black lab on how not to jump up on people that come to visit, and people that pass by when we go for a walk. I do have a Haltees collar for her that helps with the pulling while walking, but this does not help with the jumping.
This is a great question. It seems to be the #1 problem people I know have with training their dogs. It is one of my biggest fears with the puppy I'll be getting at the end of the year. Any tips would be appreciated!!!
We used a Gentle Leader when Faeden did his beginner's obedience class. It helped with jumping, barking and pulling when he was on a leash.
The way that his trainer taught me to fix the problem did seem to help. I would have him sit at my side while she came up to greet me. When he would jump we would correct him and instruct him to sit. He would get a treat when he stayed sitting. You could try and practice this with people that come over to visit. I still have to hold the treat where he can see it so that he doesn't jump on people. But, like anything else with a dog, it takes time and practice. Just make sure you are consistent. Don't let him jump on some people and not others. This will just confuse him.
Thank you so much for the tips on training Pepper not to jump....she has caught on so quickly to everything else, just not this. We are camping this weekend, so it will be the perfect test...Thanks again !!
At puppy kindergarten this question was brought up, the trainer said you change the game, when the dog jumps up on you grab hold of its paws and hold them up there until they are unhappy. It seemed to work for the big puppys in class.
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I had a Rottie that used to like to jump. I held her paws while she wiggled and tried to get down. I talked to her calmly while I held them. The next time someone came by it was obvious that she was going to spring, out of habit. Something made her think better of it though, and she sat down. It may not work for every dog but I agree - it can work.