Stop Dog Jumping

Stop Dog Jumping - The Annoying Habit

stop dog jumpingHow do you stop dog jumping permanently? A dog jumping up on people is something that just about all people have to go through when they get a puppy. It is something that is very annoying but if the dog is big or if there is a small child present it could actually be pretty dangerous.

The problem that people make is not correcting it when puppies start to do it. They don't do anything about it because it is so cute when a little puppy is trying to get your attention. But by not doing anything, you are just teaching them that it's ok to jump up for your attention.

You probably don't have to be told just how annoying it is when you have clean clothes on and your dog jumps up and gets them dirty. How about when they dirty the clothes of a guest? In order to stop this bad habit and correct their behavior, it is helpful to know why dogs do this.

There are quite a few reasons a dog will jump up to see you. The main one is that they are simply very excited. You may have noticed that they do it quite a bit when you have guests over, and that is because they are happy to see all the people. The next reason is because they desperately want to get your attention. If you have paid attention to them in the past when they jumped up on you and you didn't correct them, they think they are doing the right thing. They think they are behaving. In some rare cases, your dog might be trying to show that they are the dominant ones over your guests or even you. That's not usually the case, but you definitely don't want to let it get this way.

Like all other problem behaviors, you need to teach your dog what is right and what is wrong. They don't automatically know these things and they can't figure them out on their own, either!

The Easy Way to Stop Dog Jumping

No matter how long your dog has been jumping on people, you can stop them with one of these techinques. The best part is that it usually doesn't take more than a couple days to see results! This is what I do when I want our dogs to stop jumping up:
If you are having a hard time getting your dog to stop jumping using these methods then it is likely you aren't being consistent enough. You need to make sure that each time your dog jumps, you give them the same response, which is not paying attention to them.

This is one of the first things you should work on teaching a puppy! If you can get them to see that this behavior is not desirable, you will never have to worry when you have guests over. You won't ever get embarassed at the way your dog is behaving, either. It's worth the effort!


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