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Before I even had Cal a couple months I ran in to a couple that talked about their Golden that liked to "jump."  I guess I should have known that cal was going to be the same when he was this shy quiet withdrawn puppy and the minute he walked in my house he acted like it was home.  Anyways,  Cal tends to jump on you when you walk in the door.  Not always forceful, kind of bouncy.  But because he is so long he jumps up and his paws are on my chest.  I can handle and he gets down after I set down my items and get him to.  However, he doesn't with anyone else.  I'm nervous because although my friends and family tolerate it, I'm worried that he will knock my grandmother down.  Even the other day my pregnant friend came over and turn side ways so he wouldn't jump on her belly, I felt horrible.   Any suggestions?  There are three of us in the house, all with different schedules (he is only my dog though so I don't like to add too much on them) so he is always home with someone for most of the day.

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Comment by Laurie, Nug & Puk on May 4, 2011 at 7:56am
I too had a problem with pinching the paws and used the plastic bottle instead. And yes it just has to be a part of the routine. I always left one right outside the front door so I would see it when I came home. My husband left one in his car on the fron seat. It became part of the morning ritual to put the bottles where they belonged as we left. Consistency is the key.
Comment by Cal's Mom on May 3, 2011 at 7:49pm
Thank you for the input Sandra, I like to hear different "humane" options!   Also others, I did not try the pinch paws trick, I didn't feel comfortable doing this.  To me it seems like if your child was jumping on the bed you went over and pinched their toes, wouldn't that be abuse?  I know it's a dog, but it still bothers me.  I have been working on the noisy plastic bottle trick, I will let you know how that goes.  Right now he is confused by it and I have been forgetting about it, I need to get it in to my regular routine when I walk in the door.
Comment by Christine Murray on May 3, 2011 at 2:42pm
Millie is such a sweetie and can sit when told and give a paw now - she is just eight weeks and had her first injection today.  I feel so honoured to have her
Comment by Sandra Bass on May 1, 2011 at 12:02pm
Ok so in our obedience training class we were told to cross your arms across your chest holding tightly and loudy say "ahh" in a high pitch voice. This is a scare to them. This is the humanely way of taking care of the problem.  You have to be consistant and soon he will not jump up unless you ask him to.
Comment by Ryan R on April 11, 2011 at 1:59pm
We have a similar problem with Abby.  She runs to the door when she hears someone and jumps on the door and then on the person.  Usually stops fairly quickly now with us, after much work with her, unless we have packages.  Then it's a frenzy until she gets something from the bags or they are put away.  When my brother shows up once or twice a month she goes crazy and will never stop until he finally runs away and hides in his room (he is 27 but acts like a scared 2 year old around her so it is not her fault).  She is a wonderful dog, more than we could have hoped for, and we work with her every day by showing her the correct behavior and praising her when she is calm and waits.  I'm sure obedience training will help and we will do that after she is spayed later this month.  They are so smart, it shouldn't take long to train them.
Comment by Cal's Mom on April 10, 2011 at 1:41pm
I've read every ones suggestions!  Thanks so much, I will keep you posted on the progress!
Comment by Cal's Mom on April 10, 2011 at 1:39pm
Mark & Grace - I have it set up so that I have to approve comments before you can see them, that's why you don't see them right away.  Thanks for your input.
Comment by Laurie, Nug & Puk on April 10, 2011 at 11:40am
You might try the coins in the soda bottle method, keep it by your front door and when you walk in and Cal goes to jump on you shake it. Make sure you use a command such as off, or down. So that later on you can get rid of the bottle. This is how I taught all 3 of mine to get away from the front door when someone rings the door bell.
Comment by Grace and Pemon The Gentle Giant on April 9, 2011 at 6:05pm
I keep trying to add a comment and it keeps saying my comment must be approved before everyone can see it???? Does anyone know whats up?
Comment by Grace and Pemon The Gentle Giant on April 9, 2011 at 6:04pm
I keep trying to comment and it won't let me for some reason

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