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hubby is at his wits end with homer.now don't get me wrong-he loves that dog to no end and that is his bestest friend but homer will not listen for anything unless you have a treat in your hand.on the most part he is such a good dog-he stays off the furniture,doesn't mess with things he shouldn't except the occasional tissue from the garbage.he knows the commands get down,sit,stay,out,lay down,no,and a few others.the problem we have is when we walk homer feels the needs to jump all over our legs(and poor thing has accidently got stepped on)and will not stop.he also likes to hang out in the kitchen when i am cooking-right at my feet which is no good.i want him completly out of the kitchen since i'm moving around.i tell him out and he just takes a couple steps away and sits.this goes on about 5 times until i yell out at him(i know i shouldn't but it works /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif )i hate yelling at him but it's the only thing that works right now and i don't want to keep yelling at him.the water bottle doesn't work-5 mins later i look down and there he is again.it's like this outside too.hubby was working on the truck and homer would whine if he was inside and hubby outside so i let him out-then he would whine and bark cuz hubby wouldn't let him jump all over him while he was working and put him on a long cable in the yard-long enough where he could be right by hubby but not jump on him.any ideas on how to make him listen a bit better?yelling is the only thing that sorta works but i don't think is fazes him a bit.he just bounces off with his tail wagging like whatever and sneaks back in when you are not looking.sorry so long but wanted you guys to get the whole idea if you have any suggestions.hubby nicknamed him hitler of all things today!he was pure evil today and well if you look at the pics it looks like poor homer has a hitler stache....lol

 

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I'm new around here, but I thought I'd give this a shot anyway. With my dog(not a beagle). When I'm cooking in the kitchen she goes to the other side of a baby gate, with another family member in another room, or in her crate. As far as jumping we use a tab leash, in the house, and outside. If she gets underfoot we lead her to a more appropriate place. I know these suggestion won't help the puppy list better, but they might help with the problem.
 

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We have a rug near the kitchen where Maggie can see me. She has to sit and stay if I am cooking. In the beginning I gave her treats every few minutes for staying but now she just gets something when I am finished. Usually a carrot or green bean. She does know "on the rug". Once in a while she forgets and heads toward me but I send her right back.
 

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My mom told me Oprah had the problem of her dogs jumping up on her, and so did I. She was told to stop and turn your back to them. It works for me. When he comes charging, i stop and turn my back. He is learning not to do it. Just a suggestion for the jumping up on your legs. (I can't stand it, i have bad knees and he charges me and at his height, guess where his paws hit...yep...OUCH right in the knees.)
 

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I would only suggest working with Homer on "stay".
I know you noted that he knows stay, but maybe you should practice it with him while cooking. Place a rug (as jassy suggested) somewhere in the kitchen where he can't disturb you. Place him in sit/down - stay, and make sure he doesn't move. Every few minutes repeat the command and say good boy, he will get the hang of it.

I'm practacing that with Chloe, and it works. She actually didn't move for about 15 minutes last night (until I released her). It was awsome.

Regarding the jumping, maybe try using a minty mouth spray, it deters them more than just water. Just a suggestion.
 
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I have no advice but I will say that he's handsome, reminds me so much of my Chase. Yea, the water bottle for Chase means "ooh water to drink" then it turns into a game where he starts barking and running (zombie) My little booger doesn't take me serious at all. Not to mention the kitchen is also his favorite spot as well.
 

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Wow, the rug trick sounds like a great idea!

another thing you can learn instead of yelling is just making a loud sharp noise like "ah!" when he starts to disobey. Like, when he starts walking into the kitchen and he knows he's not supposed to say "Ah!" and either put him back out or he'll walk out on his own.

I learned the "ah!" trick on that show "its me or my dog" from victoria the dog trainer and it really works! According to victoria its like mimicking the mommy dog with her sharp barks so they are disciplined but not yelled at /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

I hope that helps!
 

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Does he like playing with a kong? Charlie will be engaged with a kong until he gets every bit out.
Charlie likes to sit on my feet or just hang around the kitchen, right underneath me while I'm cooking. Just like my Marlin(black retriever) who passed on last year. Charlie is looking for bits and pieces might drop off from the counter,food flying off the pan, sometimes I'll do it deliberately. I'll make sure he won't get step on.
As for jumping, I would just move my legs away or turn my back at him, in a way that he drops back to the floor. At the same time telling him "off", good boy or good off. It might be hard to reach for a spray bottle while in action.
 

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I can't help much right now because Daisy is gated to the family room until she's house trained. She has a fit about it too.

Homer is adorable though!
 

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Cecil and Brandy aren't too bad any more at 2-1/2 yrs. They give the pleading look and stand by me. I just say "go on now" and they either just wait in the kitchen or go back into the great room and do whatever they were doing. Cecil jumps on me a lot, but I turn my back and then she jumps up on my back and sometimes I put my knee out to stop her, but that doesn't work well. The best I do is "no" or "don't do that" and she will calm down. I have to be very firm assertive as Cesar would say. She only does the jumping thing when we are putting on the harnesses to go out of the house or the playpen. It's just patience and repetition and it finally starts to work. Brandy is a piece of cake and very good.
 

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Holy crap, Homer is a cutie.

Kioko does well when we leave the house...but not if we're IN the house and leave the room. She needs to see us or she is not happy. I figure this is just a beagle thing, what with the hugely pack-intense part of their little beaglishness.

Kioko is so new...and there is so much I don't know...BUT.

With the kitchen thing (I'm constantly in there either cooking or doing laundry), I give her a chew toy and sit her down on a rug so that she can be in theroom with me. Now...her personality is such that she WILL sit there and be happy with just being in the room with me.

If Homer won't do that, maybe you could work on it by letting him sit in a kennel/crate in the kitchen? We have an airport crate, not the more open metal kind...because this way, we can take her where we go and let her be with us...without having her underfoot or having to keep our eyes peeled on her to make sure she doesn't pee on the floor. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

Good luck with Mr. Homer.
 

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he has his rug in the doorway and he knows when i am cooking and tell him out he is not to go any further-he just doesn't care.he has lots of toys-all over the living room but nope he doesn't want to play then.and tried the turn and ignore and walk but he don't care either-he just jumps on my hiney instead.....lol.i really don't want to crate him when i am cooking-he is such a whiner and howler if we do that when we are home.he is in his cage about10-12 hours a day already.8 hours at night with the door shut and the rest of his own choosing when he wants to sleep with the door open.
 

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I use a baby gate to block access to the kitchen. If I didn't, I'd go nuts with 4 dogs following me around. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif
 

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I have to frist start off by telling you what a stunning looking dog. Homer is very handsome! I so know what you are saying by not wanting to listen. Did you try a dog trainer. That was by far the best move I ever made. He started with the easy ones first. Sit,stay,come, ect. Then when ahead to things that were a little harder. It seem to go pretty well for us. It's tuff when you have two. I mean there are times they still don't want to listen. All I can say is there hounds! Good luck!! Let me know how it goes for ya!! :rotatesmiley2:
 

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tried the baby gate and that won't work.he just sits and whines and/or barks which drives hubby nuts since the living room is right there.i'm not sure if homer really needs a dog trainer.he can be trained very easily.it was such a breeze to train him and he will do whatever you tell him to...as long as you have a treat for him.if there's no treat he doesn't care-he will do what he wants.even tried taking him outside to play and run before i start cooking and that doesn't work to wear him out enough to make him want to just go lay down.seems like it's getting worse too.hubby will leave to go to the store and homer will whine the entire time until he gets back-even if it's an hour or two.i feel so bad for him but i can't play with him 24/7 and give him treats all day long(that only buys me about 90 secs till he's done eating it anyways)and he is running low on toys.he has 2 kongs-one with a pig ear he can't get out haha that keeps him busy for an hour or so,a couple of rope toys,and a bone.nothing will last with him as far as toys go-not even a nylabone and he's learned how to go thru many various real bones quickly
 
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