Does your dog jump on you or your guests? It is a natural behavior of a pet out of excitement or attention. However, to erase this behavioral issue, you can consider following the tips:
Teach your pet through training
- Have a child gate at your entrance to prevent your dog from reaching guests.
- Use voice command and train it to go to its crate or mat when guests arrive.
- Train your dog to sit or lie down as an alternate means of ‘greeting.’
- Train your dog to lie down with a voice command like ‘Down.’
Command your dog
- Turn around when your dog tries to jump and use a verbal command like ‘Off.’
- Keep turning around and using the command till it stops following you.
- Stand in front of your dog, holding a treat. And hide the treat when it jumps—using a verbal command like ‘Sit’ to calm it down and sit.
- Offer treats as a reward when it follows your command.
- As it sits or follows your command, show affection by petting your dog.
- When you anticipate its jump, pat it and offer a treat to redirect the dog’s attention to the object.
Leveraging dog training from an expert will reduce dog jumping and biting. If the behavior continues, consult an animal behaviorist.
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