Home for Irish Setter Lovers Around the World
T seems a squirt bottle is doing the trick. Only had to use it once. Also a kids squirt gun for walks to save the neighbors.
Brady has seen a trainer & we are using a gentle lead for walks. This seems to help but you can't let him get away with anything. He is now 70# & just a rowdy as ever. It's like having a 2 year old again.
Well mister Brady has been at the kennel since sunday since my husband is in the hospital. Who knows what kind of dog we will get back.
The squirting has helped. He still has his moments when he just forgets everything & jumps. For the most part it is improving.
Brady is now just over a year & we are still having jumping issues. He is good about staying in the yard most of the time. It got so bad in florida that we considered finding a new home for him. We are taking one day at a time for now. He is our fourth irish & is truly our wild child.
Our dog Sawyer is very into jumping as well. We've had some luck in disciplining ourselves really. Instead of coming in and petting him, we come in and make him sit. When he sits we praise him, and that has helped. Then we had to figure out how to stop him from jumping at our back as we then carried on into the house. The best thing for us has just been to give lots of commands when he's excited. He always follows me around and when he's calm that's fine. But when he's excited and acting like this I basically need to narrate my walk around the house. I walk in the door and it's "Sit. Good boy. (scratches) Come." Then when I get where I'm headed, "Sit." Then when I move again, "come." Then when I et to the room I'm headed, "Sit". Until he relaxes. It's tedious but it helps.
I also use a leash when guests are at home. I cut one off so it only drags on the floor enough to get my foot on it when people come in the door. Just having it on makes him behave better.
Lastly, get a squirt bottle. That will either fix the problem immediately or have absolutely no impact whatsoever! Gotta love these dogs... they're totally their own breed.
Brady has certainly been the most active one we have ever had. Today he almost took the window out bc a squirrel was in his yard. (those pesky critters) He is better in Mi. where he has much more room to play & run. We shall see how things turn out. He did go for training & that was good until they thru balls back & forth & he was made to sit & stay. That did not work out well at all. We take him to the park to chase balls.
Sorry, Terrie, but this is one cruel and outdated method that is thankfully banned where I come from...