To put this in to practice don’t push your dog away if she jumps on you, rather, stand up, don’t make eye contact. If she still won’t stop jumping, then you need to turn away. The minute her paws hit the ground pat her and tell her she’s good. If she jumps again, repeat the standing up straight and ignoring her trick. Repeating this consistently teaches her how she needs to behave if she wants your attention.
Some dogs just get really excited when they are saying hello to people. One tip is for you to keep a toy handy to distract the dog and allow them to have that to play with, maybe throw that to them. Teaching your dog not to jump up on you and other people can be really tough. If you are having real problems with your dog and this type of behavior why not check out our team of professional dog trainers from our dog training helpline talking through options for how to handle this aggravating habit on our latest training webinar.
The GDH Team will cover:
Why Dogs Jump Up
How the Owner’s Reaction Can Make Jumping Worse
Teaching an Alternate Behavior to Jumping Up
The GoodDog! Helpline team is comprised of experienced dog trainers who man a seven-day a week telephone advice service for dog owners. Get the ‘Why Does My Dog Jump On Me’ webinar here.