Pointer Question

I have a 4 month old GSP. He jumps on the kids a lot and they tell him "No" with a loud tone and...


I have a 4 month old GSP. He jumps on the kids a lot and they tell him "No" with a loud tone and they will push him down or away. And he'll come right back and jump again. He won't do it to my wife or I. Both of us have been more agressive or foreceful. I can just call out his name, walk over to him, or snap my finger and look at him and he'll sit, lay down, or walk away. But with the kids he'll continue to jump, or bite on their shorts/shirts, even walk up behind them and bite their clothes. How can we stop this behavior with the kids? Also, we have been crate training and he's been doing real well with this. But recently he's peed in the house a few times and we are consistent with taking him outside. I'm wondering if he's marking his territory. Thanks.

    In Pointer - Asked by Anonymous - 8/28/2012 11:44:09 AM
He is marking his territory. Make sure you clean it up with an enzyme cleaner. As for the training with your children, you must train the puppy that it is not okay to jump up on the kids. Once the kids say no to the dog, you must go over and reinforce the behavior to show the dog that the kids are above the dog as well. Contact your local Positive Reinforcement trainer for more help/advice.
    Answered by Anonymous - 7/15/2014 1:52:22 PM