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Advice on dog training

Discussion in 'Dog Behaviour and Training' started by Kerry Veitch, Jul 23, 2018.

  1. Kerry Veitch

    Kerry Veitch New Member Registered

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    Hi can any give me some advice on dog training please i have a year and half cavalier she really lovely and friendly dog sometimes bit too friendly when friends and family vist she jumps all over them and won't leave them alone i do tell her but she's doesn't listen i also got a 8month old cavashon and he so much better just lay down when i tell him too any help would be greatly received thanks kerry
     
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    Josie Administrator Administrator Registered

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    Hi @Kerry Veitch - I have always been told that if a dog jumps up then you should turn around and show them no attention until they realise it’s boring and they will get more attention if they don’t jump.

    There will be some better advice on here though I am sure :)
     
  3. Caro Perry

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    I was taught at classes to teach Harri an alternative behaviour when he met someone. Some wanted their dogs to sit, I simply wanted him to keep 4 paws on the floor. He was rewarded every time he didn't jump up and he is now very good at that. He'll only jump up if he's encouraged to by someone :cool:

    I tend to tap him lightly on the back and say his name if he is clearly not listening to get his attention before giving him a command. If he isn't listening he isn't going to hear me, let alone obey and tails don't have ears!
     
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    Violet Turner Well-Known Member Registered

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    At The Dogs Trust Dog School they recommended that: when your dog jumps up take a step back for their four paws to be on the floor and when they stay on the floor you can reward them with treats and praising like you've won the lottery. They were so helpful at the Dogs Trust! :)
     
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    Hi

    I would suggest going to Paul Daley in Denton he is a fantastic behaviourist.
     
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    I had the same problem with my cocker spaniel, over friendly with visitors jumping up and getting excited. The only thing that I found that actually worked was " Correction spray" for the little that it cost's it's worth trying.
     
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    Try clicker training correction spray is not good for dogs it can make them frightened off you.

    Treat and reward when they get down when you ask it’s a less evasive way
     
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    I am also not keen on punitive tools. I would far rather see dogs trained into doing something we do want than just punishing them with a spray for doing what we don't want.
     
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    Absolutely no one should use punishment tools
     
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    I don't consider using correction spay a punishment. I met a dog behaviourist while out walking my dog and he commented on how well behaved my dog was and that his recall was excellent,( I use a whistle). I told him my boy was very good but just always got over excited with visitors and no matter what I tried nothing worked. He suggested the Correction Spray. I bought it, used it about 4 times and hey presto no more over excited dog when visitors come round.
     
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    Not a good idea to use that your dog will become frightened of you and this will lead to worse behaviour later on
     
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    Not quite sure why you think by using the spray my dog would become frightened of me, it is no different than saying "shoosh", it's exactly the same sound. My dog was not frightened by the spray at all, what it did was distract him from the visitors. When I used it he would look round at me and therefore stop getting over excited and jumping up which was exactly what I wanted to achieve, I would then give him a treat... I only had to use the spray a few times and it sorted out the problem so I would personally recommended giving it a try. The clicker on the other hand did frighten my dog, he didn't like the sound it made.
     
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    Ok not a problem the sprays I have seen and had clients spray air into the dogs faces which is not good. Clicker and treat has been a good way of Re training your dog but well done anyway.
     
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    I'm going to try the Dog's Trust method on our cocker. Specially since he's so energetic when he jumps up he almost knocks you backward without any effort from you whatsoever. I think it's going to be one step back BEFORE his paws make contact with my ribs. I'll keep you posted.
     
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    Yeh keep me posted always nice to find new ways x
     
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    I step back and turn my back when it's obvious a dog is coming towards me with the intention of jumping up. Never had that fail yet!
     
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    I agree it should work- unless you've got a corgi...my mother's pedigree Cardigan, Ben, used that sort of opportunity to nip your bottom.:eek:
     
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    I can understand a dog being frightened of air being sprayed in their face, I've not heard of that spray but why would anyone do that it's cruel....I wouldn't do anything that I thought would frightened my boy and certainly would never punish him in any way no matter what he does....it is an on going learning curb for all us dog lovers and we want what is best for them :)
     
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    Ouch :)
     

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