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Our 7 month old Labradoodle, Magic still jumps up on us as well as people who come to the house. does anyone have suggestions? we've tried a lot of things, and are now just ignoring Magic until he stops. I don't know how well it will work in the long run.
 

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I too am having the same problem with Tucker--almost 7 months. We too ignore him but we learned in puppy kindergarten to use the term "Too Bad" whenever he doesn't respond to any command. It seems to work because he knows when he hears it whatever he is getting ready to do or is doing is appubtly coming to a halt. Even if we are playing fetch, he likes to try to play tug-o-war instead of drop. All I have to say is "Too BAd" and turn and walk away. It is very effective if your guests will also do this as they come in. I ask them to say "too Bad" and turn away from him. After a few seconds when he settles down, they turn back around and put their hands about knee level and it encourages Tucker to only approach them at that level. Of course it only works if your guest wants to love on your doodle. But thats right there isn't anyone who wouldn't want doodle kisses when they come in. Even though it's great to have a happy jumping doodle who is glad when you come home, it has worked for us to only start loving on him if he doesn't jump up. Of course it only takes a "Too Bad " about one time and they and myself have to have that lovin fix.
 

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Dexter used to jump up on everyone including us. He is now 10 months old and pretty much never jumps up on me or my husband. He's about 60% good at not jumping on others. The problem is he gets SO excited when he sees someone new. We try to get him to settle, but it doesn't work much of the time. Once he gets used to someone, he is good about not jumping. I think what you are doing (ignoring him) and to not give him attention when he jumps is very good advice. I think it is something that takes time.
 

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I find that if I can get to the visitor before Cinnamon does and tell them to ignore her (tough, I know) she'll settle right down. If they even say anything to her direction, it's all over. She'll do the beat them to death with her tail thing and jump on some of them.

Ignoring her works best for us.
 

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Abby is 5 months and never jumps on me, but when she sees other people and gets excited all bets are off - go figure :? What I learned in puppy training is when someone comes to the door put the leash on and make her sit, open the door and I have instructed everyone to ignore her until she is quiet. She is getting better, but I find training my family and friends is harder because they want to roll on the ground with her :shock:
 

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ignoring is great, I have also found squeezing the paws can work wonders - they hate it and dont want to jump up next time for fear they will have their paws squeezed. Cesar has had a few episodes on jumping up and he does that calm submissive noise (tssssss) and makes people ignore the dog. Works for him real well!!
 

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Well, I can tell you what we learned on Dex's first day of Puppy-K today. We train them by keeping them in a 'sit' on a short leash at first, and have different people approach them with a treat. If the dog jumps up, the person immediately says "Too Bad!" (like in a sorry tone), and walks away and goes on to something else for about 30 secs. Then try again. The dog jumps, "too bad" and walk away (YOU'RE still holding him on a leash - this is a two-person exercise)).

When he finally realizes and stays in a 'sit', the person says "YES!" and gives the treat. Dexter got the idea after about 3 or 4 "too bads!". Now we're just practicing at home...... :D But it was getting the point across awesomely!
 
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