We're currently mostly working on Bobby's jumping up. He's been here a month now and he's 5 months old. He's getting pretty good at sitting but when he's in a more excited mood we sometimes get into a cycle of jump up; sit; mark and treat; jump up etc. By the time I've rinsed my hands and turned back to the cooking, for example, he'll be jumping up again. Of course we're trying to keep him distracted in other ways too, like giving him a kong or another family member encouraging him to curl up on the sofa with them, but that doesn't always work. I'm also including humping in the category of jumping up and encouraging a sit as an alternative behaviour for this too but I'm having a lot of trouble with any jobs that involve kneeling down as this seems to trigger it. Is this the best thing to to keep trying when he's not in the mood for longer term distractions? He'll be neutered next month (I know it's too early but as he's a rescue it's in the contract) will this stop the humping?