Off, off, stay off! - Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-26-2018, 08:12 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 31
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Nominations 1 Time in 1 Post
Off, off, stay off!

My Jessie is 5 months old. She does well with the sit and stay command. The come command works most of the time but not always. I saw a post indicating that that takes time, so we are doing well. My problem is “OFF”! Since day one we have used “off” to keep her from jumping up on us or things. I perposely do not use the word “down” so not to confuse things when we start training the down position. I feel like she knows what I want her to do when I say off. She is just reluctant to obey and will jump up again and again. If I say “off and sit” she responds quicker and will sit. She gets praised for sitting, but a moment later she is jumping up again. I’m sure it’s just attention getting, but how can I model a better approach!
pting619 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-26-2018, 10:52 AM
Senior Member
 
EvaE1izabeth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Utah
Posts: 828
Submit Photo: 106
Photo Submissions 24 Times in 24 Posts
Well I can tell you what you already know, which is that the comparison of skill acquisition between “sit” and “off” is hard because “sit” involved planned training and “off” is spontaneous. If you can create opportunities to practice “off” at neutral times then you’ll have more success, and that’s what you’re asking about, right? I know there are lots of ways to teach this, and I’ll let someone who actually knows a lot about training give the “right” suggestions. My instinct would be to consider naming the behavior when he jumps up on you, and train that behavior, because it would give you opportunities to then show him and practice “off” with a higher frequency. I’m thinking of trying it myself, but part of me wonders if it’s a terrible idea. DD taught our dog both “jump” and “reach” and I think they just give him more self control.

When I want my dog to stop jumping I always use sit, though, because it’s so well trained, he will do it even if he’s excited or distracted. I also don’t really mind when he jumps on me, and he’s allowed on all of our furniture, so I probably don’t deal with it as often.
EvaE1izabeth is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome