Springer Spaniel Jumping on People

by Carol
(Oregon City)

Molly and Max, Molly has a hurt foot.

Molly and Max, Molly has a hurt foot.

How can I stop my 3 year old male springer from jumping up on people, including me, when he greets you. His sister, Molly, doesnt jump unless he starts it then she will follow or bite at his legs as if to tell him to stop it.


From Anna@love-springer-spaniels.com

Hi Carol
This is tricky with springers as they like to be as close to us as possible. What I tend to do is turn my back and ignore thm until they get down, so they learn that behaviour gets them no attention at all.

Good luck

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Aug 25, 2010
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by: Jessica

We have an 11 month old springer named Guenivere and what has helped for us is stopping dead in our tracks when she goes to jump and putting our hands up in a stop gesture. She still jumps but she sits down when you perform the gesture.

Aug 15, 2010
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by: Anonymous

Hi, as well as turning you back on them you can also try lifting your knee to them when they jump and that don't get so close to you, they hit your knee. After a while they get the idea about not jumping and them praise them for doing so

Aug 11, 2010
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by: Michele

Here's something someone told me worked for them, which I have been trying with a little success. While we are home I leave Sadie's leash on her at all times. Walking around dragging her leash behind her seems to slow her down a bit and she isn't apt to jump as much. And if she looks like she's going to start I step on her leash about halfway between the end of it and her collar and this prevents her from being able to jump up. Don't know how long we'll have to do this until she figures out we mean for her to stop jumping, but it does seem to help!

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