My dog keeps jumping after being neutered and will not learn to stop doing it.
I have a 7 year old Cocker Spaniel who was neutered 5 months ago. She is very playful and she is never aggressive towards other dogs or people. I also have 3 children and she is very friendly with the children. She has been neutered for five months and it didn't help to stop her jumping. I don't understand why this is happening. She is very playful and she loves to jump around and play. I am also worried that if she keeps jumping this will cause some other injury. I am not sure how to teach her to stop this behavior. Any suggestions are appreciated.
My Cocker Spaniel, Tilly, loves to jump too. I don't know if she does it because she's feeling happy and playful or because she's trying to see how high she can get (she's a small dog), but either way, it's annoying!
I don't think I've ever found a way to stop her doing it, except by getting up on a low chair and sitting on the ground with her. The way I found to stop her jumping was by doing the same thing with her little brother, and they were always jumping up to play together - he didn't like the high jumps, but would do it anyway.
If she does it too much, try having a long leash on her to keep her from doing it.
You need to put some discipline into the leash. At some point she will realize that it's time to stop jumping. It may not be until the leash snaps or you have to tell her to stop. Either way, if you do the jumping, she will think it's okay to do it.
I think it depends on how she learns. Some dogs love to be "out of the house" and play hard, and I have seen some dogs like that that never learn to behave when they are not outside.
It's best to train at home. When you play, play with the dog in a space where they are not jumping.
Try to limit play in the house. Have a few favorite toys in the house, and let them be in the house. If your dog starts jumping, take the toys away. Do you need a big area? If so, how big? Do you have a small dog and need to keep an eye on her? A lot of dogs have their own space when playing. Have that dog in a smaller space, so when she wants to jump you can stop her from jumping. If she jumps on the couch and is not allowed there, you can put the dog on the floor. The other option is to have another dog to play with. I've found that it helps when they both have their own toys.
I found that when I have another dog that likes to jump, my dog stops jumping if I take the jumpy dog away. We have a dog park where the dog park rules don't allow jumping.
If you don't want to play, and just need to get away, have another area of the house with a door that locks, where she can escape and play with her toys without jumping on everything.
When the dog is doing the jumping, try not to say anything. If she jumps on a counter, don't say anything. Say "no." If she jumps on the table, say "no." If she jumps on the couch, say "no." You don't want to give the dog anything to do, but you do want her to be aware that jumping is not okay. The more she notices you are paying attention to her, the less she will want to jump.
If the dog is jumping because she feels like it, that's going to be a hard thing to teach. You need to have something to stop her from jumping, such as a long leash, or you need to be willing to get up on a chair and sit with her, or take her outside. I would sit with her, and when she jumps, take her by the collar and say "no" as you bring her back to the chair. If she doesn't understand why you're saying "no," you need to try again a little later.
My other dog is 5 and my dog is 7. Our dogs don't jump at all. It's not something I've seen in either dog.
It sounds like you need to get some training! A well trained dog will not do a jumping motion, they will know what it is to stop.
It depends on how they learn. The first thing is for you to understand what they're trying to do, so you can say what to them. They will also have to understand that they're doing something wrong, and that will be the best part to say. You will also have to make it clear that they can't jump, and you can't let them jump on you. That's the easiest way to stop them.
If they're jumping because they want to play, then you have to understand that that's the best way to play. Jumping is a great way to play.
Some dogs just love to jump.
I have a dog that jumps with the dog next door every morning. I just walk down the sidewalk and I can see them jumping up and down, or he will see me and he will come over and run around. I have never seen him jumping, so I know it's something he likes to do, I just don't understand how to stop it.
If you've ever seen one of the Dachshund races (the ones on YouTube where a dozen or so small dachshunds run around the track) you'll know what jumping is.
Basically a Dachshund's instinct is to run around, jump up, and down. It is part of their personality.
There are other ways to get a dog to stop jumping (other than making them wear a collar, leash, or being a jerk), however, there's no point in explaining them when the OP already has some idea.
So... it's just something they do