I am new to this forum and would appreciate advise on stopping my sweet Sadie from jumping and slapping with her paws. She gets so excited when someone comes in or she meets a dog. She just wants to play but they see it as aggressive. Help please!!
Training, training, training. There are a few ways to approach this using positive reinforcement and reward. Turn sideways from her when she is displaying bad behavior. Any attention you give her while she is jumping up is just attention to her. It helps if she is food driven and you have someone that can help you or if you can enroll her in training classes. Does she know the basic sit, stay? That is a good start if she does. Figure out what training method works for her and be consistent.