If you want to know how to teach / train your dog top stop jumping (on you or your friends… read these 3 gold and easy to follow tips on how to solve this problem.
There’s nothing harder than having welcomed guests over just to greet them with a raucous hello from your Labrador. Or worse still, imagine your exuberant retriever coming home from grocery shopping to almost be trampled on.
While in many dogs jumping is a natural behavior and in some cases may be an indication of affection, it is a behavior that should not be exhibited by a well trained dog.
Follow these simple guidelines to train your dog to stop jumping and turn your home into a more inviting place:
1.) Identify the reason for your dog to jump. Is it used as a form of guest aggression or a friendly greeting for members of the family? Find out where your dog-jumping behavior is at its worst and plan your workout in this situation.
2.) Turn calmly to the side and ignore the dog when you or your guest enters the house, when your dog tries to jump up as usual. This prevents the dog from gaining a firm grip and also removes the positive reinforcement that the dog receives from exhibiting this behavior (your attention and the feeling of dominance of the dog itself).
3.) Turn back to your dog and warmly praise it when your dog refrains from jumping and settles down a little..
..Reward it with a small reward for food as well..
..To stick, this scenario must be repeated several times.
Continue to praise your dog for its new behavior pattern once the behavior is extinguished and the dog no longer jumps up when you enter your home.