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    my new pup does something I haven't had to deal with much with my other pups. He just jumps and jumps the usual "down" command just isn't getting the job done. He even likes to jump when nobody is playing with him. He jumps into the baby gate we have set up with reckless abandon (notice I say into not up on.). I am getting a little worried he is going to hurt himself. When we let him in the living room he will pick up a head of steam and slam right into things. When we go for our walks he just hops like a bunny rabbit.

    He is otherwise a very smart little dog he has picked up heal(when he is not jumping),sit and stay with ease I don't foresee many issues when it's time to solidify obedience other than the jumping.

    Any advice on how to stop are ease the jumping?

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    My pup had a tendency to jump really bad out of pure excitement, I'd just give him a little tug on the leash and say down. It didn't work right off but as he's matured it's went away. Interested to hear the actual "methods" of stopping it though.

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    My pup around strangers does it must have said down a hundred times.I like it when new people correct her and hate it when people say cute puppy and do nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BILL NE NY View Post
    My pup around strangers does it must have said down a hundred times.I like it when new people correct her and hate it when people say cute puppy and do nothing.
    Yep mine still does it every now and then around strangers he gets too excited for his own good

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    My puppy also loves to jump. I tried the no command and knee to chest as he came at me but he just learned to avoid that easily. I was told in my puppy class just to ignore him and turn my back on him. It got me a bruised backside...but no improvement.
    I just had started to train with a friend of mine who had a lot longer reach and quicker reflexes, oh & bigger muscles said no grabbed him out of the air and ever so gently dumped him and held him down in the snow bank! Dang! I don't know who was more surprised my pup Fin or me.
    Fin did try a few more times but was denied by my friend that day but he got the message I think. He tied a short ~1 ft rope to his collar and told me to leave it on at all times until he stopped the jumping on me. It gave me a quick way to get control cuz I'm not strong enough to grab him outta the air. I have no idea if its a correct training technique but it worked eventually, he still tries once in awhile but never jumps directly at me like before.
    It was never anything but exuberance but I was stressed he would hurt my elderly parents, friends or himself. So it needed to stop.
    My nickel of knowledge, good I hope!

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    when I am working a pup that loves to jump I attach a leash at all times when I let them out of the kennel, and when they start to bounce and hop I just step on the leash and with in a few weeks they get the idea that it isn't allowed, it also works for when you have a dead bird and they want it real bad you can step on the leash when they jump to go get it.

    hope it helps. good luck
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