I recently read an article about keeping a dog from jumping on people, furniture, etc. There was one interesting part in which the woman stated that "off" couldn't be used without first teaching "sit." I never thought of sit as such a foundation but it makes sense that it could lead to future training ability.
The article (whose linked is attached below) offered five different ways to stop the jumping behavior some of which seem very interesting and useful. I wanted to share this article as well as open the forum to any additional suggestions. Her suggestions seem very doable and noncontroversial.
I have used this method on my collie, when they jump up on you just turm away and tell them to sit, keep doing this till they are sitting then praise them, the minute they jump up just turn away and ignore them ,they will soon get the idea that if they jump they will get ignored.
The article was good. I always let my dogs jump up on me. I personally love it when they do, and I also do not mind when other people's dogs jump up on me. i do realize other people do not enjoy it, so I have taught them "no jump" and roughly 9.5 times out of 10 they will not. Scout has always been a little more stubborn in listening to that command, the others listen pretty well and were never big jumpers to begin with.
due to a car accident, my back was injured. I could not bend to pet my dogs, so they learned to jump up. Now I just warn people who come to my house. I love it, and when they are on a leash i can control them. Otherwise forget it lol.
I have told everyone who has come to see my dogs or a litter, "the dogs own the house, they just let me live here". It works great, and I even get a good chuckle out of most lol