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SlinkySlinks
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PostSubject: Jumping/Nipping advice.   Jumping/Nipping advice. EmptyTue Apr 22, 2014 9:51 pm

Turbo has developed a Jumping habbit,sometimes when he jumps he also nips non stop, not hard enough to break the skin, but it still hurts and could frighten a child. wich is a bit of concern because when we take him to dog parks he jumps on people, and i am worried he is going to jump on the wrong person, perhaps even a child. he is 1 year old now. what we have been doing when he jumps on someone at the dog park is put him on his leash and take him home, also on holidays or other time when family comes to visit, they of corse want to go and see Turbo, but now all he wants to do is jump on them, when he was a puppy he would jump a little but now its getting out of hand. when a puppy he would jump once, we would say DOWN. and he would stop. now he jumps until we put him on a leash or remove him from were the people are. saying DOWN does not work anymore. please, i could use some advice on how to prevent this habbit if it is possible. thank you for your time. if you need any more info please ask, and i will give all i can from the knoledge i have.
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ICRedz
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ICRedz

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PostSubject: Re: Jumping/Nipping advice.   Jumping/Nipping advice. EmptyWed Apr 23, 2014 12:14 am

Some people in our obedience class use a can of compressed air to make a loud "SHHHT!" noise whenever their dogs jump, so maybe it'll help you. It sounds like taking your pup away from the park isn't quite connecting, which may be due to the prolonged timing between what he did and his punishment. I know with my pup, he's very distactable, and he may forget what's happening on the way to the car. Also, if he jumps on you/others, tell them to step toward him (not to back up). I may have stolen that from the Dog Whisperer (shame on me, I know), but it also seems effective in preventing our pup from jumping.

As for nipping, we yelp or say "OW!" very loudly and then stop playing with our puppy for several minutes whenever he nips. He's gotten over it for the most part, and he tends not to mouth people.

I am by no means an expert, but this is what has worked for us. Good luck!
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PostSubject: Re: Jumping/Nipping advice.   Jumping/Nipping advice. EmptyWed Apr 23, 2014 11:56 am

I'm having the same problem - it was really bad when we first got Ami 6 months ago. He's on 100' trolley and would come running a zillion miles an hour, fling himself at me linebacker style with a little nip - we curbed that PDQ after he caught my neck in his tether affraid That was instinct, just grabbed his ruff, brought both of us to ground and had a staring contest - I won. After that, any time he jumps on me is an instant end to contact. Worked very well in short order in the fall.

But...there's always a but. I play with him in a large outbuilding, I feel guilty that he does not have canine friend - so I try to play "doggy" with him - run, chase, throw his toys. Well, this winter, wearing long underwear, sweatshirt, fleece, baggy ski pants and over sized heavy duty work coat and leather, insulated work gloves, I did not realize how "nippy" he had become. Until I started wearing short sleeves, a lighter fleece and no gloves. I now have scratches, bruises and lumps all over - particularly my arms where he is leaping and nipping. Really impressive dark blue-black 4 inch long with tooth scrape down the middle kind of thing. I can only blame myself - I let him "dog-play" with me.

My plan of action is to go back to withdrawing from play when he nips or body-checks me. Also, not to deliberately "wind him up" so to speak to get him running around. Also, the loud "ow" thing works for him. I hate to do it 'cause I don't want him to be sedate, depressed couch potato like my neighbors husky. But, I can't have him so rambunctious, he's an outcast, either. Once I get the invisible fence up and him trained to it, I'll be able to have him running in the yard - it'll be 5 acres so he can chase things, too (like the #$%^& rabbits that eat my lilies!!) Even though the back yard is fenced, I can't let him loose, even with me in there - in-ground pool with cover on it - even though I'm 95% sure he won't go on it, the consequences are devastating if he does.

We'll see how it goes.
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RedFlashFire05
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PostSubject: Re: Jumping/Nipping advice.   Jumping/Nipping advice. EmptyMon Jun 08, 2015 4:51 pm

Leo jumps an nips when he gets over excited or annoyed   Crying or Very sad . i had to tie him to a tree and walk away a few feet until he calmed down  Crying or Very sad  ;i felt so guilty.
my trainer said that it would get worse before it got better  affraid . that was when he was about 4 months old; now at a year old he still jumps every now and then and nips.  Smile  our trainer said to step on the leash and make sure that he can't jump and let him calm down about 5-10 mins and then keep walking. when were walking, and if his not listening when were home and jumps and nips he gets a time out in his crate. so far it has been working. Very Happy . sometime i keep walking and he stops also. scratch .

I'm still working on his jumping. he also has a habit of jumping on people when he is excited, when people come over; hole different story if we go to the home depot, lowes or osh. tongue he just walks around looking for new people to meet. lol! without jumping.
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PostSubject: Re: Jumping/Nipping advice.   Jumping/Nipping advice. EmptyThu Jul 09, 2015 10:55 am

Make sure your dog knows you are dominant. I had the same problem with mine and I corrected it very fast as I couldnt have that around my grandparents or other elderly people.

For me when my dog jumped, I would grab the back of her neck (not to the point where she is hurting but knows I'm in charge) and make complete eye contact and say no jumping or down. They must be paying attention to you and nothing else. Id do that a couple times in a row so he knows it's not acceptable. You can spread that out or in one sitting. After a while you can get to the point where you just say down once they understand.

Huskies are pack dogs and most of them look to be pack leaders by nature. So you must be in charge. They are also very stubborn and at that age they have a lot of energy and not a lot of focus. Making sure they are calm and listening to what you are saying is important. Also working on training and breaking habits is good for after they are tired from an activity, they respond better. Her jumping is probably brought on by his unused energy so make sure he is exercised even though it can be hard with everyday life.

Just my two cents, everyone has their own method.
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amymeme
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PostSubject: Re: Jumping/Nipping advice.   Jumping/Nipping advice. EmptyThu Jul 09, 2015 11:49 am

@wagner262 wrote:
Make sure your dog knows you are dominant. I had the same problem with mine and I corrected it very fast as I couldnt have that around my grandparents or other elderly people.

For me when my dog jumped, I would grab the back of her neck (not to the point where she is hurting but knows I'm in charge) and make complete eye contact and say no jumping or down. They must be paying attention to you and nothing else. Id do that a couple times in a row so he knows it's not acceptable. You can spread that out or in one sitting. After a while you can get to the point where you just say down once they understand.

Huskies are pack dogs and most of them look to be pack leaders by nature. So you must be in charge.


I do not find this philosophy helpful for training a trusting, confident dog.
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RedFlashFire05
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PostSubject: Re: Jumping/Nipping advice.   Jumping/Nipping advice. EmptyThu Jul 09, 2015 1:58 pm

i strongly agree, that's not helpful. it just makes them not trust you and be less trusting toward your actions or other people; not know what will happen to them at any given moment and will cause them stress and anxiety.

Positive training methods and lost of patients works best, and taking your time all fur baby's learn at deferment speeds. and always remember to make it fun and success will come in time.
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PostSubject: Re: Jumping/Nipping advice.   Jumping/Nipping advice. EmptyThu Jul 09, 2015 2:41 pm

I tried the whole dominance thing for maybe a week, and all it ever did was escalate the situation. She would get angry, then I would get angry, and it always ended with me taking a walk to calm down and analyze the situation.

I've started using time outs. If I tell her stop or down more than twice, I pick her up and put her in the bathroom for about a minute, then let her out. She is learning very fast because she HATES the time out. She understands that it's a negative consequence to what she was doing, and I'm not getting physical or angry with her.

Also with the nipping I do the same thing. Here is a link to a website that explains the entire process. I've used it and it worked great for me!

http://shibashake.com/dog/how-i-trained-my-husky-puppy

The whole article is wonderful, but there is a specific section about bititng. Hope this helps!
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