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How to Stop Your Dog FromJumping 



dog jumpingEvery single dog in the world jumps at some level.  Puppies obviously will do it more often than adult dogs and once the dog gets older and larger in size, this jumping act will no longer be looked at as cute.  It can be a very annoying habit when you have guests over at your home if your dog is constantly jumping on people.  Most people do not like this and some are even afraid of dogs that do this.  It is best to stop the habit when the dog is small and still a puppy before you have a grown dog jumping on your hands.

How To Prevent DogJumping:

One useful technique is to simplystep forward as if you are going to walk away from the dog.  Moving backwards in any motion tells the dog tocontinue what they doing, always move forward.  Once the animal loses their balance they can begin to backaway from the jumping situation. 

Do Not Yell At TheDog:

Yelling at an animal is not the bestresult for any training obstacle.  Some dogs will respond to hearing a firm voice or tone when they need to bereprimanded and others will completely be immune to it.  The best thing to do for a jumping dog is to ignoreit.  It is a move for attention and when they obtain that attention whether its bad or good, they willcontinue to proceed with jumping to get that result.

Getting The Dog To StopJumping On Strangers:

Some dogs will only jump up ontofamily members, often just as a form of affection.  Others will do it when someone enters their home that theydo not know.  You can use the leash method, which is when you leave your dog on a short leash or a collar allday long and when they jump you pull them in the correct direction.  When they stop jumping, then they candiscontinue using the leash or collar system.

Additional Tips For JumpingDogs:

Do not hurt the animal, ever. That will not only not prevent them from jumping on you and your guests, but it will also frustrate them to noend.  Teaching a dog violent behavior encourages them to act the same way.  Instead, use command wordssuch as "off" and "no" to enforce the no jumping policy.  Get everyone else who resides in the home to alsofollow suit with the new rules until the pup learns to stop jumping.  It only takes one person to allow it andthe dog will not stop the habit.  Jumping is not a quality you want your dog to do on a regular basis, it canbe very dangerous and they can fall onto something sharp or even something as frightening as a candle and trulyharm themselves.  They can also harm the individual they are jumping on for attention.  It is best tostop this bad habit as young as possible to ensure your dog is well trained and mannered, ready for guests at yourhome anytime.

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