[LMB] The Birthday Tixie

Margaret Dean margdean at erols.com
Mon Oct 9 18:18:29 BST 2006

quietann wrote:
> No dogs here; we have cats, rats, and degus.  But we occasionally have
> custody of my in-laws' Komondor.  Sophie weighs 100 pounds (and isn't quite
> full grown) and is huge, white, and very hairy.  Is there a quick way to
> teach a dog not to jump up on people?  It's her only really bad habit, and
> with a dog that big, it's a scary one.

I'm not sure how well it works as long-term behavior
modification, but the trick I learned long ago for discouraging
the jumping-up of large dogs is simply to raise your knee so that
it's in the dog's way.

--Margaret Dean
  <margdean at erols.com>

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