We've agreed to take in my Uncle's dog while he and his family try and get back on their feet. We're going to have him for at least another year, perhaps longer.
We've got two problems with him that I've been attempting to look up on google. But the first problem I can't find a solution for at all. The second I find advice for similar situations, but nothing that looks like it will help. SoI was wondering if any EHellions had ever had the same problem and solved it successfully.
We've considered a dog trainer if we can't do it, but money is tight at the moment, so it'll be a while before we can.
He is a big dog. Like 100+ lbs. The problems we are having is that he just bowls through everything and that he thinks it is ok to jump in your lap.
For the bowling stuff over:
He does it with anything. In the house that means people, furniture, plants, trash cans, and really anything that he can move. He can't move larger stuff, but our small cabinets and chairs and coffee tables get pushed around all the time. It is frustrating. I can be using my small desk and he can want to get by between me and the desk: If I'm not fast enough he'll tip the whole thing and my computer will hit the floor.
For the lap thing:
For the crawling on our laps, we trained it out of our dogs by just pushing them down whenever they did it. But if he tries, we cannot physically stop him. We struggle to push him off and it just excites him. He doesn't jump up on people when they are standing. But if you're sitting on the couch or in bed, he'll sometimes just climb all over you.
With other dogs, they seem to pick up on the fact that they are breaking the rules when we correct them. He's the biggest doofus I've met. You can get mad at him and he seems to have no clue at all. On one hand he's the sweetest dog. On the other hand he makes me so angry.