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Thread: Someone Help me with this puppy!!!!

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    Super Member Carrie Jo's Avatar
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    I have a 6 month old golden retriever ans she is the sweetest thing. BUT she keeps jumping and scratching everyone. She gets so excited I cant hardly get a leash on her. I keep trying to raise my knee up but that doesnt work. I have to get her under control before she trips someone or knocks them down...What can I do???

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    There is a snack at petshop called pet eaze! Helps calm over excited puppies.

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    I think I choke chain with a small hand leash on it that you can grab each time she jumps and jerk down... (i know, sounds harsh) or, really give her the knee HARD. (again, harsh). However, whatever the action is, it has to be very uncomfortable and unpleasant, or else she will think you are playing. Maybe even someone holding her with the hand leash when people arrive? Making her sit all the while the people are coming in? And lots of praise when she is successful...

    And, the short hand leash is something you could leave on her when she is around you and safe from not choking herself. That way you have quick access to give her that reminder jerk downwards.

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    Make sure that you are taking her out for regular walks so she has a chance to work off that energy. Also make sure she understands that YOU are at the top of the pecking order.

    Cesar Milan has really good tips also.

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    Get a can of air for cleaning computers and spray it down yourself every time she jumps

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    We went through this with the dobie in my avatar when she was a puppy. Have you taken her to puppy training yet? I was taking China to puppy training at night to socialize her and teach her good puppy manners. The trainer came to our house to show us the choke chain method that MellieK mentiond because I was afraid I would hurt her and wanted an expert to teach me the right way to do it. It worked in the first session!! I can't remember now exactly how it was done.

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    Patience ,consistancy , and not rewarding bad behavior in otherwords do not show any positive attention for negative behavior.Leash training is a must,if you do not have a choke chain just loop the leash and use it like a choker. Ceasar the dog whisper has so many good methods, I don't know if he is still on or not. I watched him when I was laid up after an accedent and I can not beleive the difference in my bulldog since I used his methods. It has to be the entire family too. It is funny as well as irritating because the bulldog only listens to me, the rest of the family tell on him like kids cause he wont listen to them. I have NEVER hit him yet he obey me with just a look most of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redkimba
    Make sure that you are taking her out for regular walks so she has a chance to work off that energy. Also make sure she understands that YOU are at the top of the pecking order.

    Cesar Milan has really good tips also.
    :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I have used treats but the best thing I found was to totally ignore this bad behavior and give the command sit. Only then does my pups get petted and attention. Now when someone walks in they all sit- very nice! We worked on sit command every chance we could til they understand what it means. Also walk ours til they and I am tired. I lost 40 pounds on weightwatchers along with walking :)

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    watch the dog whisperer... he has some really good methods... exercise her and be consistant. do not pet her when she is being bad... Like I am one to talk cause my golden goes biserk when someone comes too. lol.. he goes in circles.. lol

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