puppy jumps on everyone

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  1. bruce

    bruce Elite Refuge Member

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    Today, my stepson asked me how to keep his Golden/Poodle cross puppy from jumping up on everyone . I told him that I had limited success with the
    . Knee in the chest method. I also had trouble with consistently stepping on the pup' s back foot. He thinks that he should get an e-collar. It has been a while since I had to deal with this problem. I would like to help him. I solved this before, but I don't remember how. I think my method in the past might have been a bit tough because I really don't like that behavior. I know, it isn't a hunting dog question, but I think I am putting it in front of some excellent trainers.
     
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    First of all, how old is the "puppy"? Secondly, making a pup not do something is
    better done be teaching the right way to behave. You don't "kneed" to do it that way. :h

    Leash, sit, reward.......good puppy. It is called training. :yes
     
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    Squeeze the paws (squeeze HARD).
    Everyone has to do this, each and every time
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    Thanks to both of you for the suggestions. I think I came to be a pretty good dog trainer (finally) but it has been about fifteen years since I had a pup. I remember that most puppies went through that jumping phase but I really didn't like it. I should have remembered that the most basic obedience has to be solid and is the foundation. I think I was aware of the paw squeezing thing but forgot it. I might have seen Doc E suggest it before. Anyway, Merry Christmas and thanks again!
     
  5. KwickLabs

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    Well, the last five pups of mine went to AKC obedience classes. Not once did any instructor
    talk about knees or pinching paws...plus there were no e-collars. Teaching the proper behavior
    is not driven by corrections. Some just never move beyond "old school" concepts.
     
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    Especially when they work so well.
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    Tell that to canines teaching canines proper behavior.
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    It is Christmas and I will not belabor the point....today. :h

    I will save the rest of this post for another thread on "teaching vs corrections".
     
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    My pup went thru this. I knee'd her twice and the problem was resolved. Knocking her off balance changed her behavior in short order.
     
    deand1 and WHUP ! Hen like this.

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