How do I get my dog to stop jumping over the dog/baby gate?

Question by : How do I get my to stop jumping over the /baby ?
Even when we are in the room with him, he wants to explore the parts of the house where he is not allowed. I prefer not to use an ; and the super tall gates are really expensive. We’ve tried every way we know to train him otherwise, but regardless of the consequences it seems that he just can’t help himself. His curiosity seems to be getting the best of him, and it’s driving us crazy! As soon as he gets over the gate he goes straight to any/all trash cans and makes a big mess. What am I doing wrong?

Best answer:

Answer by Taren r
Get a higher gate!
or when you catch him doing it pluck his nose

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    • quicksilver
    • May 14, 2012

    This once worked with one of my dogs: Buy some helium balloons, brightly colored, and tie them to the top of the gate.
    Most dogs are frightened of balloons. You might want to ‘pop’ one in the same room with the dog – the noise will make him even more reluctant to think about getting near them. (They don’t necessarily have to be helium, sometimes
    regular ones will work).

    • ItalianGreyhound
    • May 14, 2012

    block it off with various items behind the gate my dog learned how to open it by standing on two feet and pushing it backwards with his front paws. He eventually stopped. Whenever he does jump across and you catch him scold him.

    • JG T
    • May 14, 2012

    Try whacking him over the head with a rolled up magazine, while yelling NO, whenever he attempts to jump over the gate. To a dog, it’s either you lead them or they will lead you. It seems that he is leading you.

    • punk
    • May 14, 2012

    I know shocking seems cruel, but it works. If you go to wal-mart and buy teh shock collar and remote, you will be happy with the results. It has a setting where you send a beep first to warn your dog of the shock. It beeps then if you push again it shocks. At first your dog won’t stop for the beep, but then it gets the hint. The beep is followed by pain so I need to stop what I am doing.

    • apinkfreak
    • May 14, 2012

    Boy have I been here and back again.

    I’ve tried putting the gate up a little higher – no avail.
    I’ve tried putting a large object on the other side – no avail.
    I’ve tried double stick tape – no avail.

    I finally put a door there. 🙂
    I hope you have better luck!

    • atlantagal
    • May 13, 2012

    Hi there, I had that same problem, I don’t have a baby, but I had a gate for my dog so he wouldn’t go into other areas of the house. He is a tiny dog and wouldn’t jump over it, but he would push it down lol. Finally I caved in and got a crate. He whines when I first put him in there but then he is fine…and i’m sure is fine throughout the day while i’m at work. It has been a lifesaver for me…no more “surprises” await me on my carpet in my apartment lol. Good luck with what you decide!!

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