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Q. I'm due to have a baby in 2 months and I'm thinking about getting rid of my 3 year old dog. The reason is that when I let her from outside, she jumps on the sofa and acts very hyper. I don't want her to jump on my new baby. I thought I would check with you first.
Hi,

I was wondering could you give me some advice and help with my dog. I'm due a baby in 2 months and am thinking of getting rid of my 3 year old Staffordshire bull terrier. The reason for this is because when I let her into the house from the garden she storms in jumping on the sofa and is very
hyper and I would be scared of her jumping on my new baby or something. I thought I would ask you first as I really love her and would like to try and sort her out befor I would give her up. Please get back to me. Thanks.

A. The dog needs training, there are no shortcuts to a well behaved dog.

I'd recommend Pack Structure for the Family Pet and Basic Obedience.

Your dog needs to be kept under control, which means she should be on leash so you can direct her where she needs to go. Dogs don't automatically know what we expect, we need to teach them. If you've been letting her jump around on your furniture and behave like a wild dog, you can't blame her. She only does what you've allowed her to do.

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