Posted by Jenn on October 03, 2003 at 09:46:05:
In Reply to: Re: Question about dogs posted by Elizabeth on October 02, 2003 at 20:32:54:
WE really don't have ours trained, but when we got her she did know how to sit and stay. But she is not real fond of having to do it. The kneeing in the chest, is the only way I can think of. I mean you don't have to do it so hard that it knocks the wind out of her but just hard enough to annoy her that something stuck her in the chest. I do that with my dog and my inlaws one dog and neither of them jump on me anymore. Its not cruel in my eyes, but in yours it might be and there is nothing wrong with that, to each is own. If you don't like that idea, try a squirt bottle with water in it and everytime she jumps spray her. Thats another idea, and if you don't like that one, you can try and come up with something that works for you and your family. I really am not find of yellow labs either, but I would love to own a chocolate lab though. I just love the color. But I still favorites with the black. You are right the coat is so shiny and soft. Thats one of the reasons why I am very partial to them. Plus they way they are with kids and other people. My daughter can do anything to her, and blackie just lays there and takes it and I don't know how many times my kids have fallen asleep on her and she doesn't move a muscle!
: Hi Jenn,
: My Lab is wonderful also. She has already learned many tricks and she is such a sweetheart. The only thing I am having trouble with is that she forgets and likes to jump on us and am afaid of her knocking down my 2-year-old. My 3-year-old handles her fine. Do you have an idea on how to get her to not jump? A trainer that my mom knows said to knee her in the chest. I just haven't been able to do that. I think it might be cruel. I may be wrong though.
: I too wouldn't trade mine for anything. I like black Labs more than the yellow and chocolate because their coats look so beautiful and shiny. She does have papers. I am not sure if I'm going to breed her yet.