Zeus loves me sooooo much. He jumps up to greet me. I am so tired of trying to fix it. Is this a problem or just a boxer trait? What is the quickest method of curbing his excitment? He also jumps up on to my 4 year old when playing chase. Now my boy won't play with Zeus. Can you offer me some help?
Lots of dogs go through a stage when they jump up! You have to teach them to sit if he wants to get attention. Keep a leash on him in the house and step on it at times when he jumps up so he jerks against hte collar. Take him to obedience classes so he will learn to obey you and not beg for attention. Don't pet him, feed him, or even touch him unless he is sitting down (use the leash thing to reinforce this).
what worked with my lab was to grab her paws when she jumped up. don't give them back to her. hold on to them. the dog probably won't like that, and it helped curb her jumping. beware, she started jumping up from behind me! just pay attention to her and turn around fast to get those paws. for your son, don't play chase. that really gets a dog going and it's a natural thing to jump up. also, do go to obedience training and work daily with the pup.