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Jumping on People
Willow who is 9 months old, gets extremely excited whenever she sees a person or child; she loves everyone! We have been working consistently with her to not jump on us. We ignore her when she jumps, say "off" and turn our backs. We have taught her to sit instead, which she does, and then we get down to her level and give her the love and attention she wants. The problem is that she jumps on everyone when she greets them (this also causes her to dribble pee). While being a small dog, she is strong and her nails, even though they are smooth, can hurt when making contact with bare skin. With young children, she is strong enough that she can knock them down (our grandson is 2). We have tried redirecting her attention with a high value treat; however, there is no treat better than a human so she is not interested in the treat. Even when on leash, her excitability around people is hard to control. Before contacting a trainer for advice, does anyone have any recommendations that worked for your puppy?