I did a quick search for previous posts, with no luck, so I apologize if this has been covered.
While I feel my two corgis are very well-behaved and follow directions 90% of the time (pretty good for a corgi!), they have one challenge I can't seem to figure out: jumping up on people. I have put a lot of effort into coaching visitors and hubby (who is with me), giving corrections on the leash, and ignoring and saying no, Junebug (especially) jumps up on people.
I feel that the reason for failure in this area is that everyone who meets her loves her excited greeting and bend down to encourage her hopping around. No amount of explaining can keep them from giving in to the primal urge to hold them up and talk excitedly. In such cases, I feel giving a correction is uncomfortable because it would yank the dog off the person and make me look like the party pooper. I have been more proactive with Elvis the puppy, and while he still likes to put his paws up on you, he does respond to a "no" or "off" and calms down.
Any suggestions for teaching a calm greeting? So far, my luck with volunteers has been abysmal. They just don't get it, partly because they aren't on board and don't realize the importance of this lesson (even fellow dog owners--one told me "relax, let the dog have fun"). Help ! :)
Bonny, Junebug, and Elvis