Posted by jeff-holzman
Dec 13, 2014
I have an adopted mixed breed, 8 months old, who insists on jumping on my wife when she hasn't seen her for a while. We've followed the directions in your book, but the pup is very persistent. Meanwhile, my wife's clothes are getting ragged, and she has to resort to shoving the dog off while "snubbing" her and saying "no" or "off." But the behavior continues. One can only "ignore the behavior" for so long before it gets intolerable. The dog doesn't jump on me except during play time, and respects my daughter's snubbing and commands "off" and "sit" pretty well. We tend to allow the dog to come up, front paws on our laps, when we are sitting and she is calm and can be petted. Should we cease this practice altogether, in other words, off is off, no matter what the situation? Would a squirt gun be advisable?