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ADVICE ON HOW TO KEEP "MERCY" OFF OF ME WHEN I ENTER THE DOOR!!!
MY LEGS ARE BLACK & BLUE FROM BRUSES!! WHEN I USE MY WALKER, HE RIDES ON IT AS I WORK ... DUH!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE...LOVE..LOVE
HERE'S ONE TO KEEP THE DOG/PUPPY FROM CHEWING ON THE LEASH!!!
PURELL HAND SANTIZER..SQUEEZ ON THE LEASH ***** END OF STORY!!
HAVE A BLESS DAY :)
I have taught my dog, Linus, to SIT if he starts to get jumpy. He knows to obey that command no matter what (reinforced regularly), so it helps when friends come, to just tell him to SIT. Also, I have taught him the "Leave It" command which I use for all kinds of situations. If a friend comes over and he wants to just keep smelling and begging for attention, I get in front of my friend and tell him to "leave it"...and he gets the message and walks away. At first this had to be done a lot and my friends learned to be patient.
I have taught my dog, Linus, to sit and wait before my coming in to avoid him knocking me over in his haste to get to me or inside and out. Teaching your dog to sit BEFORE you greet him every time you come home helps him get the message too. I have also totally ignored my dog and blocked him with whatever is handy when he wants to jump...I use my knee, or my purse, or anything else close by. I do not make eye contact and I let him know that my coming and going is not a time to go crazy. Ignoring is an amazing tool for my dog.
Let your dog know you are his top dog or he will continue to try to jump on you to establish his idea that he is YOUR master. Never good! I know it may look mean to some people, but my dog NEVER enters or leaves before I do....or anyone else with me. He knows he is always the last to go up or down the steps and through doors because every DAY I reinforce that. If he screws up, we start all over by making him sit and wait until he calms down. Sometimes just standing at the door until your dog calms down (this may take quite a while at first, but your dog will catch on), then asking him to sit will get him in a calmer frame of mind. It also puts you as the top dog, which is what your dog wants, so just keep being patient and reinforcing your training. It will pay off with a great dog like mine! Well worth the effort to achieve a lovely friend for life!
MY..MY..MY...FIRST OFF ELAINE IS MY MIDDLE NAME!!
HOW CAN I EVER THAN YOU SOOooo MUCH. I JUMPED RIGHT ON THE JOB TODAY.
TONS OF GOOD INFORMATION, I'M BEHOLDING TO YOU, GIRLFRIEND!!
MAYBE, SOME DAY I CAN RETURN THE FAVORI, ONLY LOG IN 1 OR TWICE A WEEK!!
AT THE MOST, BUT WITH THIS DATE, I'LL MAKE IT MORE OFTEN..
WORD OF MOUTH FLIES FASTER THAN ANY OTHER MEAANS!!
Zeus does this too - honestly they are just loving dogs. BUT - i dont like it when he does it. Our trainer taught us to swipe his legs down and say off very loudly. Many people want to knee but it can hurt them and you. By swiping your arm from one side to another you are breaking their connection of thier legs to your body.
Another trainer told us to have treats in the garage. When you come in if he doesnt jump - treat him. If he jumps put the treat back. They say they eventually figure out when they dont jump they get a treat and stop doing it. (did not try - just never got around to putting a treat container in garage)
Now- that being said - We tried the swiping for awhile but that was hard to tell other people to do and so it lacked conisistnecy. We ended up getting an e-collar to train him to stop jumping and to walk off leash wiht us and not be distracted. The sound of the beep alone makes him stop what he is doing (super smart these dogs are). that is the only thing we could do consitently - did not like it but now just seeing it he listens. And company does not have to deal with knowing how to discapline him if he does it again.
Love the leave it command - that one is agreat one! Another one is "place" find a place (we use his bed) and when we say place - he goes over and sits there and waits for us to dismiss him from his place. So when we have company he goes and sits.