Training Tip: Jumping Up

It is natural for dogs to jump up on people as a greeting, yet most people don't want to be jumped on! It is important to teach your dog to keep four feet on the floor.

Many people try pushing, grabbing paws, and kneeing chests. These techniques are usually ineffective because the dog still receives attention, which is what he wants. Instead, these techniques could create fear and anxiety in your dog. 

A better strategy is to teach an acceptable way for your dog to greet you. "Sit/stay" usually works well. 

You must avoid reinforcing all jumping up by never giving attention for this behavior. Avoid looking towards, speaking to, and touching your dog. You should take a step backward and turn away if your dog tries to jump up so he does not get any attention. All people interacting with your dog must react in the same manner. 

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