Arg! So I've run into a behavioral problem with the pups that I'm having trouble correcting. Orion (about 8 and a half months) and Laika (about 8 months) have started jumping up on people to greet them when they come over. They never do it to me when I get home because they know they'll get in trouble if they do, so I'm having trouble getting them to not do it to others. With me they'll be super excited and I know they want to jump on me but I have long since corrected them for jumping on me so they'll just wriggle around at my feet and look happy. So they know jumping on mom is bad, but when people come over I tell them not to let them jump, that the command is "off", and that I'm totally okay with them disciplining them, since I can't be everywhere at once. The problem is people rarely listen to me. They'll tell them off and they dogs won't listen so they'll just let them continue jumping, or they'll pet their heads while they jump at them. I'll run over there and they get in trouble but its hard for Orion and Laika to know what's not okay to do if people are always letting them do it. I have a very young nephew and I do not want my dogs jumping on him once he learns to walk, so its important I get this solved as soon as possible. Does anyone have suggestions other than to get better friends? :P 

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Heh, I'd like a solution to this one too! My pem is's hard to correct because 99% of the time the person he jumps up on pets him and talks cutesy to him. Sigh. Even if I ask people to correct him/ignore him they rarely do. My cardigan puppy will sit in front of the person and bounce in place...but at least he's not putting his paws up on them I guess!
LOL, I need the answer to this problem too! Frosty always gets excited and greets everyone by jumping on them. He gets down and stays off as soon as you says "Off!", but by then, the muddy paw print damage is already done. I have no idea how to get him to stop doing this, especially as my husband is always encouraging Frosty to jump up on him. : (
You can make a "ritual" for greeting; I'm trying this technique to make Waffle stop jumping! I make him wait next to the door and I won't open it if he moves. The person must come in and get comfortable before Waffle is allowed to be released. Usually by then, his excitement dies down and he'll run over but won't be nearly as crazy. It works pretty well, but I haven't reached a point where he waits automatically. I always have to tell him.
Step on their Nylon leash (not flexi), adjust the length so that they can only have enough lag to sit but not lunge forward or jump up, give the command sit, since they already in position, reward them for their good behaviour. practice practice practice :)
I used a similar method to what Sam recommends. Nobody wants to correct your dog, and even if they try, they're not usually very good at it (nobody's comfortable correcting dogs for some reason).

I just put Casey on a leash and would step on it so she had only so much room to move. She would SPAZ at the end of the leash, choking herself out, but I would not budge. What I actually began doing was not allowing her to greet people until she had calmed down somewhat. So she would stay with me on leash, and everyone would sit down in the living room. She had about 1 foot of leash, which I stood on, so she could do nothing more than sit or lay down next to me. Everyone ignored the dog. In the beginning she would FREAK OUT at the end of the leash, lunging, pulling, yelping, barking, basically doing everything in her power to get to those people and jump all over them saying hello. It was only when she settled down and laid down for a few minutes that I would release her (with leash on still) to say hello. If she jumped up, I immediately grabbed the leash and she had to stay by my side again, until she settled down again. Every time she jumped, I would grab the leash and make her stay by my side again. She learned very quickly that jumping meant that she got pulled back next to me and she couldn't greet anyone but that if she kept all four paws on the ground, she could see everyone right away. It really only took 6 or 7 times doing this for her to figure it out, and then I didn't have to rely on anybody else correcting her, which was not working. Be warned though, the first time I did it, it took about 15 minutes for her to settle down, and then she tried jumping about 3 or 4 times (with intervals by my side in-between). So invite somebody over with the specific intent of training your dogs, so they know what to expect.
Thanks for the advice everybody! I'll try the leash method and hopefully we'll see some improvement soon :)


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