Preventing Your Dog from Jumping Up on People

Your dog may jump up on people because he was encouraged to do that when he was a puppy. However, jumping up is no fun at all now that your dog is fully grown. Thus you need to prevent him from jumping up on people while giving him something else to do. Turn around quickly whenever your dog tries to jump up on you. This will cause him to fall to the floor. When all four feet are on the ground, give your dog a food treat and lots of praise. Ensure that all family members and trusted guests follow this same procedure. Anticipate when your dog may jump up and command him to sit by you. If he is sitting, he can’t be jumping up. Be patient and never punish your dog while he is learning. Soon your dog will learn that jumping up is not allowed. Learn more from your Ellicott City, MD veterinary clinic.


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