Ok. So we have this very sad situation at work. This guy owns this intact merle Great Dane male. He is about 1.5 years old, and about 112 lbs. He is VERY VERY VERY high energy. He jumps around and barks ALL DAY. He boards with us pretty much 2 weeks out of every month which is REALLY SAD! We don't even know why his owner has him.
Anyway, I'm looking for ways to deal with him. I absolutely despise this dog. He has no manners, no respect, no brains. He is a product of his enviroment unfortunately. He also LOVES ME, which is ironic because I can't stand him.
He is a 'TLC' dog meaning we are forced to take him out for 20 minutes every day and walk him around as well as spend "15 minutes of 1 on 1 play time" so we pretty much have to walk him for 35 minutes daily in addition to his two 5 minute walks. I've been working with him on sitting and waiting for me to open gates and not barging through. My biggest issue is that he will LEAP into the air at any chance he gets. He has no respect for space and will just launch himself at you, slobber flying, legs flailing. Its obnoxious and dangerous to say the least. If he takes too long to understand the sit and wait commands, he will throw a fit and jump at you.
He is seriously ruining the breed for me.
I should also mention that he does not poop on leash, he insists on pooping (and peeing) in his kennel, spreading it everywhere and jumping up onto the door and flinging it in your face....delightful.
He is not food motivated, praise just gets him more riled up and makes him jump on you more.
I've been working on such basic things during his 'TLC' time but he just does not understand anything because he is wound much too tightly. We want to work on training him for our safety and sanity since he has to board here so often. Dealing with him is NOT FUN.
What would you do?