How To Train Your Dog Not To Jump Up On You And Your People
Jumping up is a common behavior problem among dogs. It can be dangerous for small children, people who have physical disabilities, some older people, and people who don't expect your dog's greetings. Most of the time, jumping only indicates that your dog is seeking attention. You might inadvertently give your dog what it wants by jumping up on it. As is often true of dogs, negative attention may be better than no attention. Your dog doesn't realize that when you push it off or tell it to get down. Train your dog not to jump up on people. There are a couple of ways to do this. Cross your arms over your chest and don't make a sound. Wait for the dog to stop jumping. If it jumps up when you're inside, walk out of the room. When you're working on preventing unwanted jumping, it can really help to keep some treats close at hand. Praise your dog as well, but keep things low-key. Too much fun and attention from you may stimulate another round of jumping. You can walk into a room or through the front door and say "Sit. " As soon as the dog sits, offer a treat. If you knee or pull on the string too harshly or improper, you can seriously hurt your dog. Your dogs may learn not to run up when it's on a lead. Since most dogs aren't leashed 24/7, chances are your dog will have a lot of opportunities to get away with jumping. . .