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Any training tips to teach dogs to stop jumping up at people? 

 

Our 7 month old Collie Cross gets over excited meeting new people on walks. It means we have to leash him most of the time as he will uninvitedly jump at people. 

 

When we come home, will sit  on command and not jump. With others though, he will bounce and jump so high to get a good face lick. 

 

Is it just an age thing? I'm hoping he will calm down in the future, as he has Collie blood, I'd love to be able to have him ort leash more to run, explore at his own pleasure. 

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32 minutes ago, CollinsLCFC said:

Any training tips to teach dogs to stop jumping up at people? 

 

Our 7 month old Collie Cross gets over excited meeting new people on walks. It means we have to leash him most of the time as he will uninvitedly jump at people. 

 

When we come home, will sit  on command and not jump. With others though, he will bounce and jump so high to get a good face lick. 

 

Is it just an age thing? I'm hoping he will calm down in the future, as he has Collie blood, I'd love to be able to have him ort leash more to run, explore at his own pleasure. 

She will begin to calm on her own in about 8 or 9 years :thumbup:

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The thing that's always bugged me about rehoming shelters, is their advertisement of the animals. Their biggest selling point is their website, yet every website I have seen, you always get 3 - 4 horrible photos and 1 tiny paragraph about the animal.

 

Can guarantee, if that Loughborough place, put enough effort into 'advertising' that dog it would of found a home long ago.

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1 hour ago, Kopfkino said:

 

I don't understand how, in 11 years, the dogs home hasn't been able to deem anyone suitable to rehome her. So sad.

 

Lets hope someone reads this (It was in the Leicester Mercury today) and wants to have her ...   for an older person on their own or an older couple it would be ideal ...  the companionship and making you get up and go out for a walk ...   but not running about like a mad un ..... a perfect fit.   And poor Molly would finally have someone to call her own.    :(

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.Yesterday, I lost my best friend.  Our Alaskan Malamute Codie.  That's him in my profile pic messing around in the snow in the fields near Foxton.

 

Code was a rescue dog and I remember the first time I met him.  I came home one day to find this huge wolf in our kitchen.  I wasn't exactly over the moon.  GF had gone behind my back to get him, I would never have chosen a northern breed, but there he was, large as life, 50kg of fur and attitude.

 

He was the most headstrong, stubborn, beautiful and charismatic dog I have ever known.   People were either afraid of him or knocked out by him.  I remember stopping at motorway services and waiting with C at the entrance for my girlfriend.  the amount of attention we got made we wonder if this is what it would be like to be a C-list celebrity.  He really was a supermodel. 

 

Other times, if we were walking along the towpath in Foxton, people would melt into the hedge as we went by, daunted by the big bad wolf coming their way.  They needn't have worried, he never showed an ounce of aggression (toward people at least) in his whole life.  Other animals were a different story.  To Codie, there was only three species of animal in the world - people, other dogs and food.  If Code saw a squirrel, we would be off and I would be clinging onto his lead behind him like a water skier.

 

He had a personality as huge as he was.  Massive charisma and charm.  Really unlike any other dog I have ever had or known and we loved him.  If Code was around, you knew about it but in the wrong hands he could have been a menace.  I often think he could have ended up in and out of rescue or some estate hardnut's status symbol dog, but we knew learned how to handle him and he became the most wonderful dog.  Despite his early hooligan streak, he could also be incredibly gentle.  When we would play fight in the lounge his bite pressure was like a kitten.  Sometimes we would play football and he would get frustrated and nip at the back of my ankles.

 

He was always headstrong and independent and we were indulgent.  Code did what Code wanted and usually that would end up making us laugh, whether that be stealing the pans off the cooker and parading it into the lounge to proudly polish off the contents right in front of us or trying to force his bulk down a badger set and failing.  His big backside sticking up in the air and eventually coming out covered in mud.  He didn't give a shit if you thought he was a good boy or not, yet he could twist me round his little finger (or paw).

 

He will leave a huge hole in our lives.  We are absolutely heartbroken today and I am a mess of snot and tears.  I think the only thing that you can do is to remember the good times and we had a million of them.  Lots of holidays together and trips in the campervan.  Open countryside from the doorstep and long distance treks like the Coast To Coast (200 miles) and The Wye Valley Way (125 miles) camping along the way.  I like to think that this dog had three lifetimes crammed into one.

 

But there's no more adventures to be had now.  He left us peacefully.  PTS in the back of our car due to Covid restrictions.  Bone cancer got him aged 13 3/4 but we were there with him as he slipped away.  I have to bury him today in our back garden.  He's gonna need a flippin big hole!

 

I could ramble on forever.  I know this is long-winded and self-indulgent.  Why should anyone else care about a dog they have never met?  Well I don't expect you to but it helps me in some small way to just write a little bit about him and that's the purpose of this post, but if you  have dogs give them an extra cuddle today.  It's over all too soon.

 

Things will never be the same again.  IMG_20191202_095824955.thumb.jpg.d05d6123229320161c943e0d34673bf5.jpgIMG_20171229_102537290.thumb.jpg.a2a537a8b72956b1e6808651ae954310.jpgI will miss you Code!

 

 

 

 

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On 11/10/2020 at 20:01, deejdeej said:

Dogs are bloody hilarious aren't they.

Walking my lab/springer earlier as we walked by the bus stop near my house, had her on a loose hold on the lead as she's very good near the roads.

 

But for some reason she decides today to jump the queue of people waiting to get on the bus with its doors open, climb the step and jump up the counter where you pay the driver! It all happened in the blink of an eye my reactions were so slow due to the shock!

 

Thankfully the driver was obviously a dog person and was laughing his head off before he said she couldn't get on because she didn't have a mask lol

 

I've got a really friendly Labrador and once there was a woman coming out of a Polish shop near where I live, and she obviously loves dogs so fussed the hell out of my dog. Subsequent walks my dog would suddenly jump into the shop with her tail wagging so I'd have to pull her back out again. Started crossing the road before I get to that shop to avoid the embarrassment. Now if I forget, she pretends she isn't going to go in, then stops to pretend she's smelling something, waits a couple of seconds then jump into the shop, tail-wagging like nuts lol

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11 hours ago, murphy said:

 

 

I've edited it now.  You might change your mind! lol

 

 

 


Wow, don’t know what to say mate  ...   can’t imagine losing mine so can’t imagine what you are going through ...    I think deejdeej summed it up perfectly ..  he must have had a wonderful time with you and hopefully that will ease the pain.  :(

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Im glad there is a topic about dogs. Im here to tell you all whatever anyone says, a dog is mans best friend.. Forget what your wives or girlfriends tell you about romance, soul mates, partners say to differ. Trust me its your 4 legged pooch thats your best friend. Dont believe me? Put the mrs and dog in the boot of your car, drive around for an hour, open the boot. See who is most pleased to see you.🙄😄

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My beagle has been suffering with a bacterial infection inside his mouth over the past couple of months and we’ve been told by the vets today that he needs to be put to sleep. Feeling pretty heartbroken tbh 

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17 minutes ago, Samilktray said:

My beagle has been suffering with a bacterial infection inside his mouth over the past couple of months and we’ve been told by the vets today that he needs to be put to sleep. Feeling pretty heartbroken tbh 

Sorry to hear that mate, grim.

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25 minutes ago, Samilktray said:

My beagle has been suffering with a bacterial infection inside his mouth over the past couple of months and we’ve been told by the vets today that he needs to be put to sleep. Feeling pretty heartbroken tbh 

Sorry about that mate 

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53 minutes ago, Samilktray said:

My beagle has been suffering with a bacterial infection inside his mouth over the past couple of months and we’ve been told by the vets today that he needs to be put to sleep. Feeling pretty heartbroken tbh 


Keep your pecker up mate ..  like we said to Murph ..  I’m sure he’s had a great life with you ...   :(

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7 hours ago, Samilktray said:

My beagle has been suffering with a bacterial infection inside his mouth over the past couple of months and we’ve been told by the vets today that he needs to be put to sleep. Feeling pretty heartbroken tbh 

I'm sorry to hear that mate.  They always break your heart in the end.  

 

I don't want to offer false hope or anything, I'm sure the vet knows his stuff but can't a bacterial infection be treated?  If it were me, I might seek a second opinion?

 

 

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8 hours ago, murphy said:

I'm sorry to hear that mate.  They always break your heart in the end.  

 

I don't want to offer false hope or anything, I'm sure the vet knows his stuff but can't a bacterial infection be treated?  If it were me, I might seek a second opinion?

 

 

Unfortunately not. We’ve spoke to several specialists in this field (our vets were very helpful in this tbf) and whilst there are options that would allow him to stay with us for longer, he’d always be living in a lot of pain before he’d eventually lose the ability to eat. I even posted on Reddit to see if any vets further afield than the uk had any experience of this but based on the severity of his infection nothing other than short term fixes were offered. 

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7 hours ago, Samilktray said:

Unfortunately not. We’ve spoke to several specialists in this field (our vets were very helpful in this tbf) and whilst there are options that would allow him to stay with us for longer, he’d always be living in a lot of pain before he’d eventually lose the ability to eat. I even posted on Reddit to see if any vets further afield than the uk had any experience of this but based on the severity of his infection nothing other than short term fixes were offered. 


You gave it your best shot ...

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