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Question by cdnick
Submitted on 2/18/2004
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I have a 8 month old Black Lab.  She is a quick learner and obeys well' until you walk through the yard,  she loves to jump at us. (All four legs almost plowing us over)  She gets plenty of attention but does not seem  to get tired of playing..I know this is just a lab having fun but need her to stop. It's the only thing she is not catching on to..

Answer by Chook
Submitted on 5/27/2004
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I have a 15 month old lab who does the same thing to EVERYBODY except for me - why? Because I ignored his behavoiur altogether from the start and kept going about what I was doing. If other members of my family and others who come here would listen and use a bit of self control, resist the temptation to yell or raise their arms (he thinks this means they're playing!!!), they wouldn't have a problem with him either. When my husband does give it a go it works for a while, but then the next time he jumps at him a couple of days later... he goes back to trying to get him to stop using words and actions... guess what? He has a problem with him again!!! Don't speak to her, don't look at her, don't flap or raise your arms. If your standing still and she's jumping at or in front of you, turn your back to her without speaking and IGNORE her. She doesn't care if the attention she's getting is positive or negative as long she gets attention (Exactly the same as kids throwing tantrums!!!). When and if she eventually stops jumping around and sits THEN praise praise praise her. She'll work out which behaviour gets her the attention she's after pretty quickly. Good luck


Answer by slim
Submitted on 10/12/2004
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shut up


Answer by kristi
Submitted on 3/5/2006
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yes i have a dog that does that all the time i never tried walking away but my mom just walks away and now she always stays done for my mom i will try that now


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