by David and Linda
We have a persistent problem of our Aussie jumping up to greet or just to get our attention. Turning our backs works but only temporarily. Voice or hand commands only incite a more aggressive response. We are loathe to strike the dog to insist obedience partly because it is wrong and partly because that will just raise the stakes to behave even more aggressive.
Walking the dog on leash is impossible as he just wants to jump up constantly as we walk.
He is a headstrong male, my wife has seemed to have become alpha, me a little lower down the scale.
We are rural and there is no obedience training anywhere nearby. We are following on-line training courses and any help we can get anywhere.
Visitors just make him ballistic. We have to kennel him when anyone comes but he makes up for his "loss?" after they go and we let him out.
This dog is very smart and likes to tease us by misbehaving, like running away with a towel or the newspaper.