Dog Jumping On People
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this: You’ve just returned home from shopping and you enter your
house with grocery bags in both hands.
Your dog is so excited to see
you, he runs up to you and “Boom!” he jumps on you and knocks all of
the bags out of your hands.
Your groceries are
scattered on the floor and you now have several hurting scratch
marks on your arms and legs. Does this sound like a familiar
scenario? When your dog jumps on you or other people, it’s not a good way
to greet and he can cause injury in the process.
So, how do you stop
a dog from jumping on people? Read on to find out how.
Training Your Dog to Stop Jumping
Teaching your dog
to stop jumping on people can be one of the harder lessons for your dog to grasp
because it is a natural reaction for him to jump up when he’s
excited. Your dog is happy and gets excited, so his first reaction
is to share all of that with you by jumping on you repeatedly. It’s
also hard to teach your dog not to jump because you need the help of
other people – everyone has to react the same way when your dog
starts jumping on them or he won’t learn.
The method here
uses a situation where your dog begins jumping on you to greet you when you
return home to him. This method can be applied to any situation
where your dog jumps on you or any other person.
How to stop a dog from jumping on people
When teaching your
dog not to jump up on you or others, use the following methods:
First, during the training period, you’ll always want to operate
with your hands free. This means, if you’re just coming home, you’ll
have to drop your shopping bags and whatever else you may have
outside your door before you enter your home.
Approach your dog as usual.
soon as your dog attempts to jump on you, say in a firm voice “No.
the same time, get a hold of your dog’s collar under his chin and
pull it downwards. Doing so forces your dog down on all fours.
your dog is down on his four paws, come down to his level by
kneeling or sitting on the floor.
your dog with attention and reward him with a treat.
Continue to do this every time your dog attempts to jump on you.
After a few days, your dog will automatically stay on all fours so
you can greet him and treat him without him jumping up on you at
all. Make sure the same method is used by any person who your dog jumps
on. Otherwise, he may only learn not to jump on particular people or
he might not learn at all.
Can't I just knee my dog in the chest
to stop it when my dog is jumping on a person?
Absolutely not. Kneeing your dog in the chest can
seriously hurt him and won't solve the problem. Never use pain
as a way to teach or punish your dog. Use the methods above
and you'll get better results while keeping a healthy relationship
with your dog.