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4 month old jumping on people to greet them, doesnt jump on me?

Discussion in 'Pit Bull Puppy Discussions' started by skgarcia, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. skgarcia

    skgarcia Puppy

    Nala is now sitting, spinning, staying, and "gimme your paw"ing, 100% -- inside and out. She will come and wake me up to be let outside. Screams at the door for an hour if she has to. She knows how to play fetch and has been a dream to train; seriously, textbook. I know this issue we are having is directly related to me being single and living alone with no friends--she just doesn't see many humans on a day to day basis, so she respects me, but not necessarily other humans.

    When I get home from work, she is ecstatic to me, but has never even motioned like she wanted to jump on me. When I visit my parent's house with her, or really if we come across any person other than me, she jumps on them like crazy? She's starting to get to the size where it's annoying. My grandmother is getting very old, and she nearly made her fall last time I visited my parent's house. I tell her "no" in my most serious "I'm not kidding" voice possible (if I used this voice at my apartment while saying "no" she would stop in her TRACKS), yet she continues going ape shit on the person she's so excited to greet.

    Whaaaat do I do? I live alone so I don't have any friends to practice training this with.

  2. skgarcia

    skgarcia Puppy


    This the 30 pound, adorable offender in question.
  3. kamikaze

    kamikaze Good Dog

    Sign up for some training classes, they can help you work directly on this issues. I think thats your best option. I hope you can float the cash for it.

    Make sure she is getting 0 attention while she is being hyper/jumping. You make her sit and wait, then have them give her a treat ONLY if she is sitting and waiting. reward the behavior you want, IGNORE the behavior u dont.
  4. TannerG

    TannerG Boss Member

    maybe look into NILF training
  5. Julie&Jane

    Julie&Jane Puppy

    THANKS FOR POSTING THIS ONE SO MUCH! Im having a similar problem with Jane she is 16 weeks. this truly helped me out <3
  6. RoxiePup

    RoxiePup Big Dog

    I have been having the same problem. The dog is much better with me and my g/f when I get home, but strangers or family members think its "cute" when she jumps up and gets excited.

    Its counter productive and you need to tell your family members what you are working on with her before you go over there. Give them treats and only reward her when she is sitting patiently for attention.
  7. joymatar

    joymatar Puppy

    try this exercise, tell the people not to praise or pet your puppy while he's jumping, just let them cross their arms and look up and ignore the pup, and as soon as her 4 legs hit the floor, praise her and give her immediately a treat! Tell this to all the people who are seeing her. Good luck

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