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July 11, 2012 at 11:28 pm in reply to: How can I get my dog to stop jumping up on people? #18013
My dog would do the exact samething. What I did was whenever she would jump on me I would turn my back to her. She would jump on me because it was her way of getting my attention; giving them your back and not paying them any attention will let them know it’s not ok. Once they have stopped turn around and pet him. Do this over and over again everytime he tries to jump.
I don’t think you screwed up training her. I have two ideas in which you can try to resolve the problem. 1) Use a blanket insead of the pillow. My pit shredded up her pillow that we put in her house and we used a blanket instead. She hasn’t shredded that up. 2) Ginger might be bored and as you may know, pitbulls get destructive when they’re bored. So she might have been using the pillows as her own personal chew toys. GOOD LUCK! 🙂
I’ve never reunited two males, but I’ve reunited two female dogs. A pitbull and a English bulldog. Walking them together is an awesome idea! However you should also try to get them to play or at least be around each other in the same area. Make sure that the area in which they are being introduced is a place that neither of them have been to. This way, they aren’t as territorial because they haven’t been there before. Hope this helped 🙂
I used treats and praise to get my dog to listen. Start off trying to teach him/her a few commands. Personally I feel that ‘sit’ is the easiest to teach. Put the treat in front of their nose and once they’ve smelled it slowly put it over there head and they’ll sit. Once they’ve taken it, rub their body (not their head) and say “good boy”. Repeat this until they’ve got it down.