Is it ok for a Mastiff puppy to jump

Discussion in 'English Mastiff' started by Cashthemastiff, Oct 19, 2020.

  1. Cashthemastiff

    Cashthemastiff New Member

    Our puppy is 4 months old and is very active, the thing that concerns me is that he likes to jump. I have heard so many things saying that they will be injured by jumping that I am panicked. (he is not super heavy maybe 55lbs) He is not jumping off of things but he like to run and jump for his rope, or falling leaves or tree limbs. I wonder is this ok, and if not how do you stop them? We love him so much but we are on pins and needles because we are afraid that we are over exercising him or playing too much with him. Everything you read seems to say they are fragile until the are 18 months. Any advice would be truly appreciated.
     
  2. Loverboy Skyline

    Loverboy Skyline Well-Known Member

    The Dog Whisperer has a saying to keep dogs from getting too excited "No Touch No Talk No Eye Contact". If you do that when you walk into the house then addressing the jumping part will be so much easier. Most of us get in the habit of greeting our dogs with excitement, but that gets them excited too. If he does jump, give him the sit command and make it a habit. Pretty soon he will anticipate that he needs to sit when you walk in.
     
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  3. Cashthemastiff

    Cashthemastiff New Member

    Thank you for the info. It is tough because you want to let him play and be a puppy, but we want to protect him. We are just really confused right now about what to do.
     
  4. Loverboy Skyline

    Loverboy Skyline Well-Known Member

    Personally, I see no conflict at all. There's plenty of time for play outside of the one minute after you come into the house. For me, it really does work and it's easy. I don't have to do any of that other stuff to stop jumping. Hitting him in the chest with your knee, holding his paws to make him uncomfortable, stepping on his feet, etc...those are all unnecessary if you just keep him calm. Those techniques are also much less effective. I tried them all with my previous dog and none of them worked.
     

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