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Old 06-25-2004, 03:37 PM
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I have a 4 year old lab/border collie mix that jumps on people when they come in the door. I have not had any luck breaking her of this. She gets so excited when people come over, she starts whining and crying and jumping all over them. It is total chaos coming into the house. Obviously we have let this behaviour go on too long and it needs to be fixed quick. I'm having a baby in 3 months and I want to resolve this before she is born.
The problem is that she does not jump on my husband and I and we don't have visitors very often so how do I train her when the behaviour is only exibited in instances that don't occur often?
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Old 06-26-2004, 07:37 AM
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Congratulations on the new baby! One thing's for sure, you've got a real baby-watcher in your Border Collie cross.

You'll need to enlist some help from some good friends. It has to be more than one person so she won't think the lesson is only about not jumping on one particular person. I've always had good results with bringing my knee up and saying "NO" very firmly.

Of course, with a Border Collie/Lab cross, you'll have to be quick! They are so fast and agile.

You can reinforce the "NO" by squirting her with a spray bottle of water. Keep one close to the door so you can grab it before you open the door.
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Old 06-26-2004, 10:55 PM
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just a quick comment... well it may turn into more... who knows- lol

first small comment: the spray bottle thing didn't work for my doggy (she's a golden)... we tried that system but she liked it, so since you've got a mix w/ some lab and they're such big water dogs, that could be an obstacle for you too...

another thing is the knee thing worked for me too!! it was kind of different because we used it when penny would jump up on us either in the yard or out on walks, but the knee tactic worked for us (not very informative here, but i figure success stories can be encouraging!!)

good luck and i hope some of that was helpful....
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Old 06-27-2004, 10:17 AM
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It's funny how different dogs react to different things. Ours love to get in the water, Shiva even puts her head under and blows bubbles, but hate being sprayed. Just figure out what they don't like and use it as a deterrent.

Meg, I can just picture your Golden having fun being sprayed - and it's definitely a funny picture! They do like some strange things sometimes, don't they?
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Old 06-27-2004, 07:12 PM
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yea we quickly noticed that tactic wasn't going to work... haha. she's really strange with water actually because she hates being sprayed with the hose like when i'm watering plants and she's not too fond of baths either... we want to take her to the lake so it'll be fun to see how she likes that (i have a feeling she'd like that more...)
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I too have a problem with four on the floor..always in the past the knee is a quick fix and has never been the problem. When i brought Victor home he was all over every one and I have been desperate to to calm him down. He is somewhat better now but replaced jumping on you to simply jumping eye level (repeatedly) out of knee reach..since i am 5'10 this is distracting as all get out.He will down and stay, but doesn't get the point not to do it in the first place. He also slides into laps so quickly that unless the water bottle is just set in front of you as a warning it misses the action to correct and he is just confused. He thinks he has to smell everybody's breath too..I want my boy to have good manners any tips?
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Old 01-14-2005, 09:31 PM
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Maverick LOVES the water bottle. He drinks it. We spray it in our month. It would probably work for Mikey though. Mav likes the hose to.
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Old 01-15-2005, 12:05 AM
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Well, Shiva has finally reached the size and age that she's figured out I'm not going to knee her if she starts jumping up again simply because I've got to have both feet firmly planted to keep from going down under her onslaught. (I'm 5'10 -11' too Smkie!) So I have learned to start saying, "DOWN Shiva" from the moment I start trying to get out of the car. It works well enough to give me time to at least get to the house and put down the briefcase or groceries or whatever else I'm carrying. Once that's done I brace myself for the inevitable and just go with it and put my arms around her and give her the hug she's craving when she puts her paws on my shoulders and rests her big head next to my neck.

I'm thankful Kharma doesn't do the same. There is no way I could keep my feet under me with both of them jumping up at once!

Bimmer, being an intelligent boy, stands back and waits for the end of the pandemonium.
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Old 01-15-2005, 01:53 AM
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LOL cute. My dogs don't really jump up. Maverick has to be invited. He doesn't like to expend energy that way. He likes to wag his tail and knock things over. Sometimes I think someone is knocking at the door but it's just Maverick wagging his tail against the wall really fast.

I had a friend that suggested walking a dog backwards every time he jumped up because most dogs don't like to walk backwards. I'm not sure how well that would work.

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Old 01-15-2005, 02:56 PM
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It wouldn't phase Shiva. I've tried it. Heck, you could get Her Giddiness to ballroom dance if it meant she'd be getting lots of attention!
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