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Old 12-14-2012, 03:37 PM   #1
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Hi I have a year old husky lab who gets over excited and has a bad jumping issue!! He thinks were are playing but he is 85 lbs of muscle and he can get a little aggressive with small children and older people!
He is a total people person and I find once he is calm he is fine but at first he gets over excited. I've thought about a shock collar to control the jumping. what are your opinions and do they work?

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Old 12-14-2012, 06:31 PM   #2
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Shock collars don't go over well on this forum.
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I think training to sit would be a better way to go and maybe add a 'shake' with the paw.
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My aussie is pretty much the same way but its not a behavior that I would use a shock collar for.
She is much improved and will most often stay down when I tell her to do so.
l could see the situation would be likely to happen and I would either short leash her or get next to her and sit/squat down with her, gently but firmly giving her a stay down command. She still jumps up sometimes but not with such vigor and will go down when I say down.

Using the shock collar could be quite dangerous imo as instead of teaching her to stay down, it might teach her that these people that she loves to greet are actually dangerous and she may become either aggressive or fearful of them.
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:13 AM   #4
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doglover09, welcome to the forum! I'm not fond of shock collars for training basic commands. If you have a "jumper," you may want to just ignore him when he jumps up. Turn your body the other way, and do not make a fuss over him. When he is calm, then give him a pet. The same thing would apply if he gets excited when you walk into the house. Ignore him, until he is calm. Over time, he will realize jumping up gets him nothing, but being calm, gets him plenty of attention and pets. Of course, this means everyone has to be on the same page when training.

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Yes a shock collar isn't going to hel and will make matters worse! The golden rule is when your dog is on all fours and not jumping up the reward is petting so get 'everyone' on the same page as you jumping up etc get 'NO' reward 'No' interaction nothing no speaking no eye contact but as soon as he 'sit's nicely praise and praise the assocaition wlll be kicking in! Be consitant and reptitous these are the 'keys' to success Good luck and let us know how you get on please.
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