We have sent her to obedience school.
We have tried to train her with a gentle leader.
We have tried a prong collar.
We try to love her, spanke her, shock her (I am not a supporter of this), and coddle her into behaving.
We ask her nicely and we yell.
We do everything in our right minds to not allow her to jump on people.
Let me tell you a quick story.
Way back when, I just had BUOY, the BEAGLE. My friend Summer had a sweet, beautiful chocolate lab named Tahoe. Tahoe loved to climb in my lap and jump on me when I came in the door. I would sometimes feel like, "Oh man, why can't Tahoe just behave?"...
Then I got Bella. I should have known when someone gave her to us at PetSmart. I should have known.
She is a whole different breed.
She is my baby girl. :)
And I think I have found a solution for her jumping.
Put a very large jingle wreath on her!!
I was going to give this wreath to our Bachelor friend John, who desperately needs decorations in his very barren Christmas home. So I had it sitting out, ready to go. And I just put it on Bella for fun.
I showed Brandon.
She stayed still.
Buoy ran and played fetch with us.
She didn't move.
That is unheard of!!!
She saw Buoy eating food, she didn't move. She was paralyzed. With fear? I'm not sure...
But I am happy!
I found a solution!
Sorry, John...you're not getting this wreath...
John and our friend Adam came over to study last night and I put the wreath on her. And it worked. She didn't jump on them (as much)....she just came close to them...which is appropriate. She didn't lick them and climb in their laps, as is normal. It was AMAZING. So, if you have a naughty child...maybe try the jingle wreath on them?!?! ;)