Classic problems....
#41
midNight learned about ice the hard way, walked out onto creek ice and fell into about 6 inches of water! Struggled to a rock a foot away, and then barked to be rescued! He CAN swim, but no way he was leaving the rock. My boots were only 5 inches tall, so we got back to shore with my feet in water filled boots, temperature about 5F/-15C, about a kilometer from the car.

Fortunately he learns fast, now he is cautious on ice when he sees open water.

Ponds here tend to thaw from the edge in, we have kettle lakes rather than springs, but I'd suggest allowing them to fall in under controlled circumstances .
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#42
Tassle Wrote:I would first start self control training, with toys and food...maybe even doing NILIF.

His age is going to make it a bit harder as he is hitting that Tennage stage so will be testing the bounderies.

I would leave a trail lead on him in the house so you can stand on it when he tries to jump up. DON'T pin him to the ground (I'm sure you wouldn't but don't want confusion /laughing). Leave him enough room to stand up but not jump up.

When he sits on the floor give him what he wants - the attention, or food.
Will that help for now?

I agree with the leash, but, in Benn E's case I would put the leash on him and call him to jump up while stepping on the leash, when all 4 hit the ground he gets a good boy and treat. Sometimes you have to permit or even encourage the behavior you want to correct. He will then learn mentally he should not jump up and physically he can not jump up. If you want hugs, get down to his level rather than having him jump to wrap his paws around your waste. /dance

DING DONG me, so how is Benn E doing with jumping up??? I thought I was responding to a more recent post.
Nature is cruel, but we don't have to be. -Temple Grandin
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#43
lol, we've been doing this very thing the entire time we've had him (two years next month).....the other two 'got it' he's still a cow. We've pretty much just resigned ourselves to the fact that he's an idiot. :roll:
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#44
But a very cute one :wink: /dance
Nature is cruel, but we don't have to be. -Temple Grandin
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#45
He's our idiot, and my wedding gift idiot Big Grin /wag
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#46
We have a shadow chaser and have found it hard to stop, any ideas?

One interesting things is that one of our other collie's hates him doing it and corrects him if he can (as in goes for him).
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#47
I think jumping around can be problematic in many ways including developing joint problems. When i read your title i thought the post was about this. Whether it's jumping out of the water in that swimming pool or getting onto furniture around the house, ramps can make work easier and prevent some of the joint problems. what kind of ramp do you have for your dog?
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#48
Um, this is a post from 2010, so likely is not going to be replied to. In fact, the OP is from 2008.
Gotta love 'em.
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#49
I've actually kept this post as a favourite as there are so many good training hints in here!
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#50
Old posts are wonderful for getting ideas for problem solving, but asking questions of the OPs when they are either rarely here or never anymore means they won't be answered.
Gotta love 'em.
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