don't like it when he jumps on me!
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It is natural for dogs to want to jump to greet people. Often they learn
that they can get a lot of attention by jumping up and grabbing at hands
and clothing. Even negative attention such as your shouting or pushing
the dog away can be rewarding!
It is possible to train your dog not to jump up but it is important that
ALL members of your family and ALL of your visitors comply.
Keep a container of dog treats just outside your front door. When visitors
come to your home they should each put a few treats in their pockets before
Everyone should ignore ALL of your dogs attempts to gain attention.
Everyone should turn their backs on your dog and remain still and TOTALLY
IGNORE your dog (pretend he is not even there.) Ignoring means:
AT YOUR DOG
TO YOUR DOG
Your dog will eventually get fed up with being ignored and will either
sit down or wander off. At this point you (or your visitors) can quietly
call your dog forward and ask him to sit. Then calmly stroke him and give
him treats but ONLY while he stays calm. If he starts to jump up or get
over excited then you must ignore him again.
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