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So Mister Rupert is now 14 months old, and he still jumps up :doh:

I've tried a lot of things, the stones in the bottle and shake it when he jumps, growling 'No' at him, stepping back so that he falls down, turning away, ignoring etc.

I even saw Cesar Milan once say to hold each of the two paws when said dog jumps up and it will want to get down. Well it worked for the dog he had on the tv, but Rupert just tried to munch on my hands :doh:

Any ideas?

He doesn't actually jump at me anymore, its just new people/my Mum sometimes when she comes home and puts something on the counter, he jumps up at it. This is literally the only time it happens. When people come into the house I have his lead on and tell him to wait, then when the person has come in and taken their coat off etc he is allowed to go and say hello, but if he is silly and starts to leap about I tell him to come back and sit, and then he can have another go etc. Some people said I shouldn't use the lead etc but he gets calmer much quicker, and he is allowed to go wrong, I just have the lead there to say 'oi you aren't allowed to do that, come back now' kind of thing. I've asked for people to ignore him when they come in, but they just wont!

I'm hoping that as he matures a bit more, he will just be able to stay calmer for that little bit longer. Originally he couldn't even sit and wait, whereas now he will sit and wait until you tell him to go say hello, he just can't do it without getting overexcited..! He has got much better as he has grown up a bit, and I'm hoping it will continue to work this way, he never ever jumps up at me, not ever. He will get excited and go onto his back legs sometimes, but its never at me its more a leap into the air, so he has improved a bit, but any ideas how to help him a bit more??
 

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I think you are doing things right. I wish I had more ides...I have some of the same problem with visitors as well.

I was told to use the lead as you have done with visitors and to manage the environment.... when I know someone is coming over that will excite my TWO dogs, block the dogs with a babygate and give them peanut butter and kibble stuffed kongs. By the time they finish this, hopefully the big rush to greet will be over.

Another idea...that I need to do as well is enlisting a friend to practice good greeting behaviors. Have them come to the door, and ignore when your puppy jumps up. Only pay attention when all four feet are on the ground.
And of course this takes repetition!!

Maybe some of the trainers on the forum will chime in. Good luck.
 

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So Mister Rupert is now 14 months old, and he still jumps up :doh:

I've tried a lot of things, the stones in the bottle and shake it when he jumps, growling 'No' at him, stepping back so that he falls down, turning away, ignoring etc.

I even saw Cesar Milan once say to hold each of the two paws when said dog jumps up and it will want to get down. Well it worked for the dog he had on the tv, but Rupert just tried to munch on my hands :doh:

Any ideas?

He doesn't actually jump at me anymore, its just new people/my Mum sometimes when she comes home and puts something on the counter, he jumps up at it. This is literally the only time it happens. When people come into the house I have his lead on and tell him to wait, then when the person has come in and taken their coat off etc he is allowed to go and say hello, but if he is silly and starts to leap about I tell him to come back and sit, and then he can have another go etc. Some people said I shouldn't use the lead etc but he gets calmer much quicker, and he is allowed to go wrong, I just have the lead there to say 'oi you aren't allowed to do that, come back now' kind of thing. I've asked for people to ignore him when they come in, but they just wont!

I'm hoping that as he matures a bit more, he will just be able to stay calmer for that little bit longer. Originally he couldn't even sit and wait, whereas now he will sit and wait until you tell him to go say hello, he just can't do it without getting overexcited..! He has got much better as he has grown up a bit, and I'm hoping it will continue to work this way, he never ever jumps up at me, not ever. He will get excited and go onto his back legs sometimes, but its never at me its more a leap into the air, so he has improved a bit, but any ideas how to help him a bit more??
Benny will be 2 in February and he still does this. He is getting better, but he just gets so excited when company comes over. He is not jumping on the counters as much as he used to. Good luck.
 

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Thank you both of you :)

Buckeyegoldenmom I think I need to create some situations with visitors too! I will have to borrow a friend and offer them something nice in return I think :p:
 
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