Hello all I am new to this forum. I have participated in other forums but am new to this one
I am looking for advice...I have a 7 month old Female blue nose pit who we have had since she was 5 weeks. We love her to death and has been an awesome dog. My only troubles with her is that she loves to jump on us when she sees us. She gets very excited and wags her tail at a million wags per minute (lol). We have tried the turning our backs on her when we see her coming but she doesnt get the hint and does it every time. What else can I do?
We usually have her outside so when we let her inside she goes wild and runs everywhere. She gets to everything and has chewed on my girls' toys, shoes and reaches decorations on the tables.
She knows how to sit and lay down. Those are really the only commands she knows. She has so much energy and is very loving and affectionate but I just dont know what to do with her so she can be calm. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!!
From the few I read, such dogs have great jumping ability. I remember watching on a show the same jumping-on-people problem. When someone would enter the house, the dog rushed to jump on the guest and then the owner wouldn't let the guest in. Some command was told on the dog, I don't quite remember (maybe it was the "wait" command). But you could do something similar, like starting to go out to play with the dog, and when she comes jumping on you, you could say "ah-ah" in disapproval and get back inside. The dog won't know at first what it was that drove you inside, but as we say here "repetition is the mother of all knowledge". As for the rest, this dog seems to have a lot of energy and maybe a lot more now that she's so young. I'd suggest you get her her own toys, stuff she can chew to exercise her instincts without destroying stuff. And lots of exercise.
First I would say start keeping her indoors. Dogs should live with their families. that will make her less excited. she tears around your house because she is so happy you let her in. After a few days she'll calm down. And get her her own toys-it will take a little time for her to realize she can't chew your kids' toys. Just keep telling her no, and taking the kids' toys from her. An idea that I use is I put pet gates at the doorways to each of my kids' rooms, and make my kids keep their toys in the bedrooms. If they bring something out they have to take it back when they're done with it.