How do I stop my 8 month old Springer Spaniel from Jumping?

It seems that Springers are notorious for jumping. Doesn't make it less annoying though!!


Ours is reasonably well trained, but still jumps up. He doesn't really do it to us as much as he used to but he still jumps when we get home from work. Its worse with our 12 year old son. He has Down Syndrome and doesn't really understand how to react (ignore, turn around, fold arms).

Can anyone recommend anything else?

He has definitely calmed down as doesn't jump on as many strangers as he used to, but it still happens. Its just really bad when my sons cousins come round.

Will the jumping go away when he gets older??

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Oct 05, 2017
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Excited new owner NEW
by: Anonymous

I am going to own a springer spaniel which has lived in a family house for the past 4 years. He is a healthy dog, if not a little over weight and has been a well looked after dog. There is one thing I am concerned about is that he sucks his blanket is this normal behaviour ?

Aug 29, 2015
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Jumping up NEW
by: Anonymous

Our year old Springer is getting there with the jumping. I try to do the turn away thing, which helps, I have also tried holding his paws and he does want to get down fairly quickly but if I am in the kitchen and have it to hand, I squirt a fine spray of water straight at him and now when I pick up the little bottle, he shies away! It's not always to hand though so it's a mixture of all that we are slowly winning with. When out walking and he is heading towards other walkers on a free run, I just call him and he turns back to me, which has helped. It is just showing your are boss all the time, which isn't easy but so worth it when they do behave!

Jan 12, 2013
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Jumping on tables NEW
by: Anonymous

My friend has a 7 month old springer who is lovely - well trained on walks, comes back to recall, sits on command, does tricks (giving paw, rolling over on stomach etc.). My problem is, and I love dogs more than humans, is she jumps up everyone, muddy or not. I am beginning to find this really annoying if I am wearing clean clothes, whether at her house or mine. They also allow her to jump on and off their outdoor table on the terrace and sit and view the garden when she likes. I've voiced that this behaviour should be stopped now as one day there may be a glass on the table and it's an accident waiting to happen. At Xmas she was seen jumping on to my dining room table after we had finished Xmas lunch...which coincidently did have a couple of glasses on and 3 glass vases! I said if she ever jumps on a table on my house again she will be banned from my house!!!
What is the best training method to stop this behaviour???

Feb 06, 2012
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counter top springer NEW
by: Anonymous

I have my springer for about 2 months but Im wondering if I leave her in the house for too long? I began right after I got her. I would come home after a 8 hour day and ready to take her for a walk. When I noticed that everything on the table or counter was on the floor. I didn't believe that she could get up there but I finally saw her and there she was on the counter top. sniffing around it's about 2feet up. What should I do.

Sep 02, 2011
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Knee into chest.
by: Anonymous

Knee them in the chest as they jump. Catches them off guard each time they spring, you raise your knee into their chest. Does not hurt them just stops their jumping. We have only had springers & this has been suggested to us from breeders & works with each dog. Good luck.

Sep 02, 2011
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Jumping
by: Anonymous

I have used this technique for years. When my dog jumps on me, I hold her paws a little higher, making it uncomfortable for her, but not hurting her. I will hold her paws for about 5 seconds or so, and she will want to get down right away, and then I re-enforce with the verbal command "Off". About 2 - 3 seconds later, I will praise her for the "Off". If you do that, you will teach them to resist jumping. When they start to jump, "Off", hold their paws a few seconds, repeat "Off" command, release the paws, wait a few seconds, praise for the off.

Good luck!

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