Jump to content

Dog jumping up when excited


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 amberlee

Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:41 PM

Here's another question! On Friday we bought Stanley the 2 year old (?) maltese x poodle (?) from the shelter.

Although he is really calm and gentle, i would like to discourage him jumping up and licking the kids on the face when he is excited when he sees us after being apart- eg. been to the shops, first thing in the morning.

I know he is excited, and we are excited, and it is a natural thing for him to jump up. Is it alright to let him jump up once to say 'hello' and them tell him 'No, down' if he does it again?  Or should it just be a straight out 'No, down' every single time he does it to anybody?  I just feel like I am being mean and stifling all of his excitement!  

Not sure if that makes sense at all?

Thanks for any advice.

#2 SarahVandooo

Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:47 PM

Haha no it's not mean, in general it's best to stop it all together, and try and teach them they can only jump up when asked, I'm trying this on my jack Russell ATM.
She's a midget ( even for a jack russel lol ) so jumping doesn't bother me, but she scratches my legs lol, sad that that's the reason but it is, pretty much with her, unless she sits and calms down she doesn't get attention from me, poor baby sad.gif  Lol

#3 noonehere

Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:49 PM

We where taught to ignore when you first get home (10 minutea is what we do) when let inside keep you and the children calm and tell the dog to sit. Once sat and calm then pat.

If you pat and pay attention when the dog is jumping you are telling the dog its ok to that behaviour.

#4 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:06 PM

The easiest way to stop them jumping on you is to make them think that jumping on you is hurting you.

The Dying Doggy Squeal is the noise that works for the majority of dogs. Basically, puppies communicate that those bites and jumps hurt by squealing. If you do the same, they soon stop making contact with your bare legs, etc. Most dogs only jump on me during the first lesson or so - I've really only met one dog who wasn't turned off jumping for life by the Squeal.

Ignoring is a fine thing to do as well, but the Squeal is fast.

#5 Charli73

Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:26 PM

Ignore ignore ignore!!! Only pat the dog once it is calm even if u have to wait 10 mins otherwise you are basically saying "us returning home is a big exciting event so go crazy"..

Eventually the dog will learn that the family returning is just routine and hopefully won't make such a big fuss..




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 
  • The Boxtrolls is due for release September 18.

    Movie review: The Boxtrolls

    Alan Snow?s bestselling novel, Here Be Monsters, offered the creators of Coraline and ParaNorman the perfect tale for their latest stop-motion animation film about a family of box-dwelling trolls who live under the streets of Cheesebridge.

  • Lah-Lah's Adventures airs on the Cbeebies channel on Foxtel and Austar.

    'Lah-Lah's Adventures' a musical treat for young and old

    Sydney-siders with tiny tots have been loyal followers of the Lah-Lah band for many years but the boisterous children?s music group from the inner-west continue to grow their following with their own television series.

  • ebk-canonD30-thumb

    Win 1 of 5 Canon Powershot D30 cameras

    Capture life more easily with the Canon Powershot D30. Shockproof, waterproof and dustproof, you can take it almost anywhere and shoot beautiful images, time after time. Enter now!

  • ppcard-thumb

    Win a $200 Pumpkin Patch voucher

    Fill out this quick survey and tell us in 25 words or less: what is your best pregnancy or parenting tip?

  • quotes-320

    Wise words from kids movies

    The movies we watched as kids had a lot more to offer than just entertainment. Here's ten wise quotes from kids movies.

  • yoda

    31 iconic family films from the 1980s

    If you grew up in the 1980s there will be a number of films that are close to your heart. Here are 31 of the most iconic for you to watch with your own kids.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Advertisement
 
 
 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.