How do I get him to not jump up?

I am working with Baroo on not jumping up when I walk in the door, but he seems to keep forgetting… or ignoring me I should say! Any suggetions on how to train him to sit or at least not try to knock me down? I am also trying to get him to sit and stay when I open the door, because he always thinks he is going too and tries to go out. It is a constant battle when anyone leaves. I have tried to get him to sit and stay while I turn the knob and open it slowly, because it's the noise that gets him going, and that works for a little while, but he eventually runs towards it when he thinks it has been long enough. Was anyone else successful in training not to do this?

No, I haven't had success with being able to leave either. This may not be the best strategy but I just throw a treat away from the door when I leave. This isn't great though cause it actually makes her come to the door more, cause she knows she will get a treat. It also doesn't help with guests coming and going. SO its a nice easy way to get her away from the door, but by no means a solution.

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@lovemybaroo:

I am working with Baroo on not jumping up when I walk in the door, but he seems to keep forgetting… or ignoring me I should say! Any suggetions on how to train him to sit or at least not try to knock me down? I am also trying to get him to sit and stay when I open the door, because he always thinks he is going too and tries to go out. It is a constant battle when anyone leaves. I have tried to get him to sit and stay while I turn the knob and open it slowly, because it's the noise that gets him going, and that works for a little while, but he eventually runs towards it when he thinks it has been long enough. Was anyone else successful in training not to do this?

First off - Is Baroo crate trained? Whenever I walk in the door, Duke is in his crate, unless his Daddy came home from work before me. Then if that is the case, both of my dogs greet me and jump up to welcome me. It has been a challenge since having Daisy (2nd pup since March '07) because they compete for attention. So you might well expect this behavior after you bring home Sheba. Best advice I got right here on the Forums is to ignore both dogs - until you're done integrating back into the house with groceries, purse, keys, coat - whatever … Then when Baroo calms down - greet him first. You'll have to establish 1st then 2nd dog greetings - so that they expect when their turn will be. Crazy - isn't it? I always greet my son and husband first when I come home if home before me. I ignore the dogs plea for attention first. They do not come first - period. Then when I'm good and ready - Duke is greeted 1st (he was here in the home before Daisy) then I greet Daisy. It doesn't always go this way perfectly - but if they begin an argument over attention - both don't get it. You'll have to play as you go fairly at best, but as long as both dogs know they'll get attention at some consistent point - You win! Dogs are just like kids, I swear! They like being in the toddler stage - so get ready...but give them lots of love and attention - it'll pay off with both - kids and dogs - really!!

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Also - I forgot to mention this . . . a rolled up newpaper section worked wonders for me. I never - ever - hit my dogs with this stick of ammo, I swatted the newpaper against my hand or table to make its noise - very startling and scarey for the dogs though. I rarely need to use it anymore. Only when I needed to teach one or the other inacceptable behavior when one or both got out of control to get their attention, if you "know what I mean".

I saw a dog training show that they said you cross your arms and look up at the ceiling ignoring them.

About trying to leave with you when you exit the house, this thread has some relevant suggestions: http://www.basenjiforums.com/showthread.php?t=2819

Medjai only sometimes jumps up at me but when he's on a leash, anybody walking by gets a jump. Now, I just hold the leash hard and he can't touch the person.

Thanks for the suggestions. I guess I will have to keep at it until I find something that works.

I believe the dogs get excited when we get home.
I don't greet my dogs, don't look at them.
I walk in, get the leashes and we go walking.
Then when we are home from the walk, we greet, calmly.
I think humans feel bad that they have left the dogs, so they come in all excited, "mommies home…High pitched voice, and the dogs react with
excitement...with included jumping and sometimes, nipping".
So, make your coming home just a very calm thing.
Sort of the type of greeting you would give the dog if you just went out to the garage to do the laundry, and were coming back in..

Also, I have heard that if you come in and bend down so the dog can smell your face, this jumping thing will stop.

So, I hope the above tips help.

I ditto what Sharon says above.

It's all about YOUR attitude when you come in the door. When you walk in pretend you've been there all day (I know it's hard their faces are SO cute 🙂 ) If he does attempt to jump to get your attention do a little hip swing to get him off & turn your back towards him. Take a step & keep turning until he gets it that you don't want the jumping.

As SOON as he's calm & sitting shower him with hugs & snuggles & if you have a treat that would be good too! 🙂

Repeat this scenario every chance you get…as a matter of fact if you have some time just practice going into the house a few times.

Teaching your dog to "wait" is a great tool (it prevents a lot of escapes). Put a leash on & walk over to the threshhold. Stop there...and say "wait" look down at him once he realizes you're not going anywhere he'll stand there & give you eye contact & you TREAT (a good treat not some plain 'ol cookie). Only treat him when he's standing still & gives you the eye contact even if it's for a second. Then do the release "OK Let's go!"

This also works when you're walking down the street & waiting to cross the street or waiting for another dog to pass by or maybe you just need to tie your shoe :eek: 😃

Keep practicing & keep treating! 🙂 He'll get it eventually.

Since I live alone with EL D, he is my first priority when coming home but he doesn't really jump. He just stand up with his paws on me - not a problem.

However, on the potential door escapes – I've got both a side door (exits to driveway) and a yard door (to fenced yard). EL D is trained so that walks in the neighborhood only originate through the yard door and yard gate, even though we have to go down the driveway. Then I only use the side door if I'm taking him for a ride somewhere but we have to turn "up" the driveway to get to the garage. This way as soon as he exits the house via the side door he automatically heads one way. Even though it's the same driveway. I did this because my previous beastie got away from me once from the side door and I had to chase him for a bit over a mile before I caught up with him.

I also have a jumper. The trainer I worked with did the same thing mentioned in jys1011's post. Turn away - even if you have to do it 20 times. They get no attention until they're calm. Rosie can be pretty persistent, but it works. Basically, no dog should get attention when they're over-excited (easier to say than practice - sometimes I just don't have the time to wait them out).

@jaclempner:

I also have a jumper. The trainer I worked with did the same thing mentioned in jys1011's post. Turn away - even if you have to do it 20 times. They get no attention until they're calm. Rosie can be pretty persistent, but it works. Basically, no dog should get attention when they're over-excited (easier to say than practice - sometimes I just don't have the time to wait them out).

Oh I hear that…. "no time to wait them out" 😃

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