hyperactive dog

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by jay83, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. jay83

    jay83 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 12, 2011
    Iv got two rottweillers (male and female). My male is 2yrs old but when ever someone comes round he won't stop jumping all over them, we tryed punishing him and shutting him in the garage but nothing gets through to him, its like he has a mental block and can't hear anyone. Its getting to a point that i dread people coming round.
    Help need advice.
  2. TheJuan-n-Only

    TheJuan-n-Only Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2010
    Sounds like my Shepered/hound mix Bella.....she always gets very exited, has tons of energy, climbs trees, fences etc, etc....she also like to jump to kiss people faces when they visit. I have found out that if I take her for a 1 hr long run or fast walk before oeple come over, she tends to clam down faster than if I do not....now when people show up w/o calling 1st....that is always fun! (that should teach them not to come w/o calling hahahaha) lol

    I hope to get some good hint myslef here...good luck!
  3. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    Apr 16, 2011
    Pinallas Park, Florida
    My Akita did that for awhile and so did my grandma's Beagle. I would just push them down and force them to sit and hold them there till they were calm. Once calm i would praise and while holding to the collar introduce them to the people that walked in while making sure to catch them before they jumped and make them sit again while saying No! Now they do it on their own. Walk in the door my dog will go up to you and sit and wag her tail till you pet her and say hi.
  4. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2011
    How much excersize are they both getting? it might help out if you start giving more excersize so they are more apt to listen and pay attention when they are pooped out.

    a good method is to get a volenteer take your pups for a good 2-3 hour walk before hand bring them home and then have your volenteer knock at the door let them in and have your volenteer ignore them no look at talking to or touching (that including yelling "get down!" or pushing off) just have them cross there arms in fronto f there chest and turn around everytime the dog jumps up have your freind turn around and ignore once the dog ignores them or sits allow them to pet or give a treat if however they jump again ignroe again and turn around. your pup needs to be taught the "right" way of meeting people and that is sitting camly at there feet to be petted or greeted.
  5. Rusty Hills Farm

    Rusty Hills Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2008
    Up at the barn
    Sounds like some work on socialization skills might be in order. Start with basic obedience work until he (and she) learns to heel properly. Then add walks outside your property. Then add walks in areas where he will meet people. Always insist on proper heeling no matter what the distraction. Rewards for good behavior during this exercise help him focus his attention on you. Do a bunch of sit-stay work while you are out in public too. Then the next time someone comes to the house, greet them at the door with the dog on his leash and require the sit-stay while the people arrive. Reward him when he does well. Give all of this a lot of time and you will get an obedient dog for all your efforts. But it does take time and work and being consistent.

    I have schutzhund dogs (Dobies and GSDs) and this works well for me. I'm old-fashioned so I don't use a clicker, but I know lots do and clicker training does work well too!



    edited to add that I don't let strangers pet my dogs. It's not good for the dogs and it sends the wrong message to the strangers, who need to learn that no, it is never a good idea to pet strange dogs! My dogs know that when they are on lead, they are WORKING and need to stay alert for the next command. But then, I'm not the friendly sort. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2011
  6. jay83

    jay83 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 12, 2011
    Thank you for all your advice.
    Ill try and take him for a long walk and see if that does work but he doesnt no when to stop, last christmas we went to my partners mums and from 10am to 12am he didnt settle once, he wanted to play ball, it was exhausting. So this christmas were going to go for a long walk in a am, now that the female can run about after op, then have fequant walks through-out the day.
    When people come round we'll try getting him to sit with us, but when we'v have got him on his bed he stays there about 2 seconds hes just to hyper.
  7. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2009
    I would do some long term positive obedience training with him. Teach him to "settle" or to "down stay". Proof it like you were getting ready for a show so there is no doubt at all what you want him to do, but keep it positive.

    You might speak to Redyre about this since she is the Rottie expert and sometimes they require some different handling than my dogs. I'm not saying this as anything negative, just saying she has bred and trained Rotties for a long long time.

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