Dog owners often promote the wrong habits in their dogs. Bad habits remain as bad habits. It is hard for an adult dog to understand why he can’t jump up on people when he was allowed to as a puppy. A puppy must be taught rules and limits while young so he will understand what is expected when he is an adult.
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A dog jumping up on someone can be a safety problem. A dog jumping up on people can be dangerous, especially with the elderly and with young children. If your puppy was allowed to jump up on people he learned that this was a way to enthusiastically greet them, it is not his intent to hurt anyone.
Your dog needs and wants controls and limits. Your dog wants to meet the expectations of her alpha dog leader. Being a responsible member of your family pack is important to her. It is important that you establish yourself as the alpha dog leader by exhibiting alpha dog qualities as you interact with your dog.
A successful method to stop your dog from jumping on you is to position your arms in front of your body, thus keeping him from completing the jump. You should then firmly say “NO,” and rebuff your dog by turning your back on him. Do not make eye contact with your dog.After your dog has calmed down you can make eye contact and praise him for being calm. Your dog is seeking your love and attention. Rejecting your dog in this way is the opposite reaction that he is looking for. The alpha dog communicates his displeasure, in a dog pack, by correcting inappropriate behavior.
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Often a dog jumps up on someone because he is excited to see them after they have been gone for several hours. This behavior can be stopped if you do not immediately greet your dog when you return home. You should wait 10 to 15 minutes before greeting your dog. When your dog is not used to this you may find it necessary to have him go into another room for 10 minutes or more. Greet your dog enthusiastically, after this calming down period. Remember consistency is a major part of dog training.
Remember to ignore your dog’s negative actions and reward his positive actions. You should find an opportunity to praise your dog for a specific positive act after you have chastised his negative behavior. Your last interaction with your dog should be loving, enthusiastic praise.
It is easier to train a puppy than it is to retrain a full grown adult dog. Although the training techniques are the same the physical effort to control an adult dog is much greater. Training your dog should be a fun and enjoyable experience for you and your dog . This will be the case if you are consistent with your training.
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