I have a 6 month old, recently neutered, German Shorthaired Pointer named Leo, who is a real joy, GREAT with the kids, affectionate and loyal. We love him to death and he is a great addition to the family. We got him when he was 11 weeks old so he has been growing up with us and we are having a ton of fun with him.
The problem is he’s jumpy. Like, really really jumpy. I know this is normal puppy excitement and just his way of greeting people, but he is getting BIG and he is very strong, and I’m afraid he’s going to knock someone over:eek: I have people coming into my house daily because my son is going through a therapy program at home, and I just cannot find a way to get him to not jump.
I have tried having him on a leash around the house, with a regular collar, choker, and a head collar, and trying to control him when people come in. He still is able to jump and the choker nor the head collar seem to phase him one bit.
I’ve tried just having people totally ignore him when they come in an not give him even a glance until he calms down, then giving a treat. This didn’t really motivate him either, as he’s not very food motivated:shrug:
I’ve tried distracting him with toys, food, you name it, and it just doesn’t phase him. So, lately I have had to just have him in his crate when people come in and out which means he spends too much time in there for my liking, plus he’s still not learning how to behave properly.
Does anyone have a training tip, or a gadget recommendation for me? I’m a novice with puppies so I’m trying my best here but I’m no dog whisperer. I’m sure there have to be some veteran doggie owners out there that can help me. I hope??