Jumping Dogs: How To Keep Your Puppy From Jumping On House Guests

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It is natural to find your dog jumping, especially when they meet with each other. And it is also the best way to get people's attention. Dogs jump to greet people. But in humans jumping to one another is considered dangerous and annoying.

Jumping off of a dog can knock the person (especially kids and senior citizens) over and also make dressy clothes dirty with its muddy and dirty paws. It is included in a safety measure to teach your dog to greet people in appropriate ways.

How to keep your puppy from jumping on guests?

If you want to know how to keep your puppy from jumping on guests, you first have to understand why dogs show that behavior.

Why do dogs say hello by jumping?

It is seen among the canines that repeat the act that brings them a reward. There are also few things your dog finds more rewarding than caring for him. You may not know that even negative behavior can reinforce your dog's jumping. For many dogs, pushing them away means you are playing a fighting game with them.

You can only eliminate your dog's jumping behavior by removing the rewards he gets from this act. It means that you don't have to give your dog a chance to jump by teaching him an alternative and more rewarding method and an appropriate method that most people like.

How to train an alternate greeting behavior?

Ignoring your dog's jumping behavior is a great way to discourage that behavior, and it will stop it. This is because by ignoring it, you no longer reward it. As this will not be known by all the people who are going to meet your dog, it is also frustrating for your dog. Therefore, you should teach your dog the alternate method of greeting his human friends.

It is up to you to decide how your dog should greet people. It is up to you whether you want your dog to simply put all of its paws on the ground or lie down or sit. You have to keep in mind that you have to teach him how he has to greet others. It is also considered an easier rule to teach your puppy to sit up to say hello.

How to stop your puppy from jumping up?

If you want your dog to put all of his paws on the ground while he waves, he will be happy to know that it is so easy to train. You only need to place a treat on the floor when greeting your dog. This is the best idea to prevent your dog from jumping. Here are the steps you need to take to teach your dog four on the floor:

         When your dog is on a leash, ask someone to come up to your furry friend.

         Throw several treats on the floor before that person reaches your dog.

         When your puppy starts eating the treats, ask that person to greet and pet him.

         When you see that the treat is going to end, ask the person to back off.

         After regular practice, you will see your dog adopting this method of greeting into his daily routine.

         Now when your dog places all of his paws on the ground, let him say hello to you before placing the first treat on the ground.

         Over time, when you notice that this technique is working, cut back on treats day by day.

This technique works very quickly to prevent a dog from jumping. Since this new technique is associated with treats, give your puppy a treat before he jumps. In case if you are late in throwing treats and your dog jumps, stop feeding your dog and ask the person to back off. Make your dog realize that four on the ground will attract attention and treats, but jumping will get nothing.

How to train to sit for greetings

There is another appropriate greeting method for your dog, and that is to sit down to say hello and be petted. You have to use the same training methods as above. You have to make your dog learn that when his butt is placed on the ground he will attract attention, but when he gets up, all attention and treatment will stop. The next step will help teach this behavior:

• First, you have to tie your dog to a piece of furniture or a doorknob.

• Now begin by ordering him to sit several feet up and then calmly approach him. If he stands up, immediately return to where you started and repeat this. At the next close-up, if he's still sitting, walk up to him, pet him, and quietly praise him. If he remains seated, greet him, but whenever he stands up, you should return immediately.

         With time and regular practice, your dog will understand that he will receive greetings from you only in one case if he remains seated. Now approach your dog with excitement.

         When you think your furry friend has mastered this method of sitting down to say hello, replace yourself with your family members and friends.

         Since practice makes a man perfect, so does his canine companion. Without practice, you will notice that your dog struggles to sit up in the absence of any distractions. You have to practice so much with your dog that sitting down becomes your dog's way of greeting visitors. Practice it when he goes out, bring him food, and every time he comes home from the outside.

How to prevent jumps while training

You must prevent your dog from jumping when you are training him so that he learns the proper greeting behavior. This can be done by monitoring their behavior. If your puppy has a strong signal like "Go to your place," you need to send him to his place when the doorbell rings. You can also place the baby gate at your entrance so that your dog cannot reach visitors. You can also prevent jumping during the training period by putting your dog on a leash when visitors arrive.

Another way you can use to keep your puppy away from the entrance when your guest arrives is to throw your puppy's toy away from the entrance. This will take up your dog's time, and your guest will have time to enter. You can also ask your guest to use the reward as a treat so that your dog gets to know him properly.

Final thoughts

It cannot be easy to prevent your dog from jumping when you are walking him. During a walk, you cannot expect strangers or your neighbors to follow or know your rules. Therefore, you should prevent your furry friend from meeting people unless he is fully trained to meet and greet people in the proper manner.

In the event that you want your dog to meet up with your friend or a visitor, you should tell them about the procedure. Ask them to follow the guidelines above. You will see that in a short time, your dog will learn that how to greet people in an appropriate and courteous way. Now it does not matter if you are already at home or for a walk; your dog will not jump and meet all people in the same appropriate way.

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