One of the most common complaints pet owners have about their dogs is jumping. The reason this behavior happens so frequently is that in dog-to-dog communication, moving right toward the face is not only common but may show social politeness and deference to the other animal.
That doesn’t mean, though, that you need to put up with this annoying behavior.
Whether you realize it or not, you are training your dog every moment of the day and preventing jumping is possible even without structured training. There are some simple solutions to this problem that require minimal effort and fit easily into your normal interactions with your dog.
Six Ways To Keep Your Dog Jump-free
1. Delay greeting until your dog is calm
2. Ignore your dog when he jumps
3. Give your dog something to carry in his mouth
4. Get your dog moving (game of fetch, engaging treats, other play)
5. Get down on their level (Kneel when saying high and avoid bending over them)
6. Regular exercise
Key Points to Remember
• Reward good behaviour
• Practice makes perfect
• Add a sit command
• Practice with other people (get friends and family involved!)
• In some cases, it may be beneficial to review other strategies to calm your dog and discuss with your vet