Preventing Your Dog from Jumping Up on People

Your dog may have been encouraged to jump up on people as a puppy but it’s not so much fun now that he is fully grown. Thus you need to deter your dog from jumping up and give him something more appropriate to do. Whenever your dog starts to jump up on you, turn around quickly so your dog falls to the ground. Don’t make a fuss but when all four feet are on the floor, give your dog a food treat and lots of praise. Practice this often and insist that other family members and trusted guests follow this some procedure. Never yell at your dog or punish him while he is learning. Soon he will understand that jumping up is not allowed. Anticipate when your dog may jump up and insist that he sits by you. If he is sitting, he can’t be jumping up on people. For more information, contact your Fayetteville, NC veterinarian.


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