Dogs jump for several different reasons. The most common is upon greeting to say "hello". This will be the main focus of today's episode.
It's our job as responsible pet owners and leaders of our pack to take control of greetings and set our dog up for success. Your dog needs to earn his freedom at the door by demonstrating he understands the manners required to greet guests.
Why do dogs jump up on people?
How do we stop this jumping?
- Do not give any attention to a dog who is jumping to say hello. Only pet and say hello when all 4 paws are on the ground.
- At first, the dog may jump up more as if to say, "Hey, can't you see me? !'m right here!" But if you persist, soon he will understand that jumping up doesn't work and he will have to try a different way to get attention.
- One of the best ways you can teach a dog not to jump is to take the greeting role away from the dog. You need to go first to meet the stranger with the dog behind you.
- Once the person at the door is inside and the dog is behind you, ask the dog to do another command like "sit". When he's calm and sitting, it's now ok for the dog to greet the person.
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