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02-21-2012 05:33 PM
Re: Jumping up on people

Everyone who has complained about your vizsla jumping up on strangers, stop, and take a moment to be thankful you have a friendly dog! Our Gus hates strangers, and will growl and bark at them- I would absolutely trade that behavior for happy jumping!
02-21-2012 05:29 PM
Re: Jumping up on people

Coco never jumped until recently. I agree Ozkar - we like it - it is a V hug. However, we were worried that she may jump on the wrong person so now ...we come in and before she has a chance to jump, we bend down so she get a snuggle and she has stopped jumping.

Love the dancing trick! She loves to dance and sing!
02-21-2012 05:10 PM
Re: Jumping up on people

Jasper tailors each jump to inflict the most damage. Greeting a man? Right in the crotch. Greeting a woman? He gets them right in the chest. He's a very smart dog. :-\
02-21-2012 05:06 PM
Crazy Kian
Re: Jumping up on people

Originally Posted by TexasRed
I still have one that's a jumper and she doesn't do it all the time so your never quite sure when its coming. She has learned a new tactic lately. Its the half jump, when she is running up to you from behind. It catches you right at the bend of your knees.
Kian is a bugger sometimes. I swear it's like he knows that if it's a woman he is greeting he doesn't jump as high, he waits for them to bend down then he stands up a little and licks their faces.
But if it's a guy and depending on how tall he is, he goes at them full on and whacks them right in the junk. He nailed a guy hard one day. He was a good sport about it though, said it was the most action he's seen there in some time. :-\

We need to work on Kian's greetings ;D
02-21-2012 04:15 PM
Re: Jumping up on people

I still have one that's a jumper and she doesn't do it all the time so your never quite sure when its coming. She has learned a new tactic lately. Its the half jump, when she is running up to you from behind. It catches you right at the bend of your knees.
02-21-2012 03:01 PM
Re: Jumping up on people

We're having the same issue with Riley, especially on walks. Most friends and family don't mind it, but I feel bad for strangers who she decides to go and greet! I've just started to recall + leash her before people get too close and that has seemed to work really well. The hard part is knowing when to recall her before people get into what I like to call the "danger zone"... haha. She has loved people ever since she was a small pup and everyone said they were "jealous" that she would go to random people, but I envy their dogs because they don't plant their muddy paws on strangers! :P I remember one walk at Point Pinole a few weeks ago there were two women walking and one of them had a bright, white sweatshirt on. It was like things went in slow motion as Riley ran up to them (specifically picking the lady with the WHITE sweater to jump on) and planted her muddy paws firmly on the sweater. I was mortified and apologized profusely. I feel like I should start handing out $20 bills for strangers to get their clothes cleaned. :
02-15-2012 09:34 AM
Re: Jumping up on people

My Vizsla is a year old and she still jumps up if she's excited enough. There's not much you can do except choose your deterrent (I'm a paw catcher), stay consistent, and wait for the maturity to catch up with the training. Some dogs are easier than others. This this respect Avery is...not easy ;D
02-15-2012 01:41 AM
Re: Jumping up on people

You know, if it were not for the fact that other people get upset by it, I wouldn't even bother stopping my Vizslas jumping up. To me, it is their unique way of showing affection to you. I don't see it as a domination thing, as it is always accompanied by lots of affection, not domineering behaviour.

When mine have done some thing especially good, I actually reward them with what I call a "Vizsla Hug". They jump up on my and I take my glasses off and let them give my face a good long tongue from chin to forehead!!! Yeah, yeah... I know I am a sick unit, but, I love it as much as they do!!
02-14-2012 11:45 PM
Vizsla Baby
Re: Jumping up on people

Just watched the Sporting Dogs in the Westminster show.

At the end, when they were running the top 5 or 6 dogs around the ring, I got another glimpse of the Vizsla behind it's podium with it's owner.

Guess what it's doing?!?!

Jumping up on her - front feet on her chest. LOL! ;D ;D
02-14-2012 12:36 PM
Re: Jumping up on people

redrover, it's like I'm reading about my Sophie! And she's almost two! I do have to say that we haven't trained her on NOT jumping a whole lot because she doesn't jump on me or my hubby. She also doesn't jump equally crazy on everyone. She goes completely nuts over my sister and my niece, not so crazy over my mother-in-law.

This morning I watched online the Vizsla group at the Westminster dog show, and there were few jumpy Vizslas. It, of course, left me feel good about Sophie's jumping haha
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