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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-17-2012, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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Not safe anymore!

So sometimes to avoid my whirlwind puppy I would get on the couch and hide from him because he couldn't jump that high, well then he figured that out. Then I moved to the table and now he jumps on the chairs and then onto the table. My last safe haven was my bed that is about 4 times as tall as he is. Well now he can jump onto my bed! Little bugger is determined!

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-17-2012, 05:12 PM
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Be very careful with him jumping up because you do not want him to jump down from any heights until he gas finished growing (at least one year). He can injure his back, his legs, his hips, or his elbows.



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I have read that, I pick him up and place him back on the floor as often as I can. Little bugger can be really quick! We are working on some obedience commands to keep him off things!

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I guess I'm lucky Timmy isn't a jumper, and like Starr said it might be for the best. If I put him on the couch he doesn't even jump off. Just lately we started working with him using the stairs. I keep wondering if he'll ever be able to jump up to join us on the couch but for now he just sits on the floor and whines to be lifted up.

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Havs tend to be jumpers. Some of them don't ever really jump - like Timmy, above - but the ones that do, usually DO! And from what I've read on this forum, some of them are just born to jump, and there isn't much you can do about it. Those of us that have jumpers try to keep them from jumping on/off of things for at least the first year to keep them from injuring themselves, but I know from personal experience that you can only do so much. I never encouraged Cey to jump when he was younger, and for the longest time even discouraged him for all of the reasons that Starr states above, but jump, he did - and does, and has ever since.

The top of my bed's top mattress is 28" from the floor. At the top of his shoulders, Cey is about 10 1/2" tall - and he has been able to jump to my bed from a standing start - EASILY - since he was about 7-8 months old. I swear he has springs in his legs, not bones like a normal dog! (I've always had to use a 'double' baby-gate sort of situation to keep him contained, as he has been easily able to jump over a single baby-gate since he was just a few months old...)

Anyway, from what I can tell from what you've said, I suggest getting used to it . Try to keep him safe, of course - at least for the first year, try to put him down instead of letting him jump down from heights, and so on. But, IMO, if you have a jumper, you have a jumper. Anything that you don't want him to get into that is within jumping distance, you have to actually train him not to jump onto - you can't rely on him not being able to get up there!

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Heather... I hope someday we can get Cey and Tillie together... LOL they'd be like pogo sticks with hair... LOL

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Heather... I hope someday we can get Cey and Tillie together... LOL they'd be like pogo sticks with hair... LOL
Me too!! Haha, like I said, boing boing boing
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Someday Heather.. SOMEDAY!!

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