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When I picked my wife up from work,I let Snowball inside.It's suppose to get wet and nasty out ,so I didn't want to take any chances.So she runs in and jumps on my wife,who is sitting in the chair.Not ony did she climb up on her chest,but sat on her shoulders,almost on her head! Now if she were a 10,15 lb dog I would think it's somewhat normal.But she weighs over 45 lbs! I scold her often hen she jumps,but it doesn't seem to do any good.How can I cure her from jumping when we're sitting. I bring my knee up when she jumps when I'm standing,that cured from that. Any suggestions?
 

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I dissuade jumping up by turning my back to my pogo stick dog. Mesquite jumps, I turn around. She jumps up because she wants my attention. Jumping = no attention, = no more jumping.

What might work while you're sitting is crossing your arms, turning slightly to the side, and looking up at the ceiling with a snooty look on your face. When dog stops jumping, you resume giving the dog attention. Theoretically the dog reads this particular posture as "I'm not interested in you," and will thus associate "dog jumping" with "person ignores me."

Also, I might start by practicing the back-turning method while standing. It might make it easier for your dog to generalize the message from a standing position back-turn to a sitting position head/shoulder-turn.

But I'm no expert. Good luck!
 

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If you can manage it, try just standing up quickly as she jumps up when you're sitting down. If you get the timing right Snowball will basically get dumped onto the floor. And, the nice thing is that although the timing has to be decent it does not have to be perfect. If you stand up too early, just turn your back on her, fold your arms, look at the ceiling and totally ignore her. If you happen to be a bit late and she makes it up to your lap (or shoulders, etc.) just stand up and dump her off you. Then turn away, etc.

Also, start working on having her sit before she gets permission to come up beside you (if you permit that). In the beginning keep the time short before you grant permission, just a couple seconds. But gradually increase the time she must wait and start telling her no sometimes so she does not think permission is automatic. If she does not know a "go to your place" type command, teach her one. If she does, sometimes, instead of giving permission to come up with you, tell her to go to her place.

Coming up with the Alphas is a privilege that must be earned, not a right that she's entitled to.
 
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