Does your dog have a problem with jumping up on people? Why do you think this is? Well, dogs naturally jump up on people because they are trying to greet you. You are often much taller than them and jumping up is their way to “getting on your level.” They often just want to get your attention. How do you stop dogs from jumping, though?
Tips on How to Stop Dogs from Jumping
Your Dog Jumps? Take the Steps
There is a way you can train your dog to stop your dog from jumping. In order to do so, you must let her understand this is not a behavior you want. When your dog jumps up to greet you, you should avoid her. Only pay attention to her if her feet are all on the floor. As soon as her feet hit the floor, this is your que. Begin petting her immediately.
What About Guests
So, your dog becomes extremely excited when guests arrive and she has a hard time not jumping up to greet the guests? Can you stop your dog from jumping in this instance? This problem can be fixed as well. The best method is often just to tell your dog to sit. She will respect you as the leader and sit impatiently while the guests arrive. It is crucial to understand; however, you must teach her not to jump up on your prior to teaching her not to jump up on other people. This will help her understand what you are trying to accomplish.
Help from Friends
Prior to having “important” guests over, you should ask a few of your close friends to help you stop your dog from jumping. You can ask them to go through the same process you went through to teach your dog the desired behavior.
Jumping up on people may be difficult to break. If you are experiencing any difficulties, please contact our dog behavior professional.
Amber Johnson, Animal Behaviorist
Miss Amber Johnson has many years of experience with pets and is a licensed cat and dog nutrition and behavior specialist. She currently collaborates with PetPremium where she counsels clients in pet behavior and nutrition. The statements made in this article are the personal opinions of Miss Amber Johnson and based on independent experiences and could be different from the opinions of PetPremium Pet health Insurance or any other pet health insurance provider.