It is so annoying when you are trying to watch TV and your dog “wants to play and jump”. Normally, the more you try and stop your dog’s crazy behavior, the worse it gets. The reason is that your dog thinks that you are just playing too. Since he has so much energy, your engagement is like throwing gas on a fire.
You need to understand that your “crazy dog problem” started long before you sat down for a quiet evening of TV. With the proper redirection and release of adrenaline before TV time, everything can be great. Robin and I have a great dog training article that walks you through the process. The article is titled “How Can I Watch Some TV in Peace & Quiet Without My Dog Being Crazy”.