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Dog Training, Dog Behaviour. Dogs Jumping Up.

Jumping Up -
Always give your dogs the opportunity to ‘Do Good’ and ask for a ‘Sit’.
Do not raise your voice or move your arms as both will stimulate your dog more.
Instead, have visitors fold their arms and turn around away from him/her.
Visitors should not push your dogs down/away as this ends up creating a rebound effect, with them coming back again to get this attention.
In initial ‘jumping training’ you could reward for your dog sitting, then gradually introduce random rewards but praise every time.
If the problem is persisting, or is very intense, you could try one of these two options –
Upon judging an obliging visitor -
The instant your dog begins jumping, get your visitor to silently turn around and walk away.
Ideally avoiding making eye contact.
The visitor then waits, still facing the other way until your dog has calmed down, then they about turn and try again with their greeting (usually this process takes mere minutes).
This can be repeated until your dog has stopped their jumping.
Your dog is trying to gain attention, so if you reward him or her with this, you are then encouraging the behaviour.
Now, you can also use short periods of ‘Time Out’ for ‘Intense Jumpers’.
This just means, as soon as you witness your dog jump up (a single jump is enough), immediately isolate them for a just a few minutes - paying them no attention while they are away - no ‘growling’ and avoiding eye contact if they can see you. *However, do not let your dog out if they are barking or whining etc. otherwise these behaviours become the push button, ‘I’ll get let out if I do these things….’
If you bring your dog out and they jump up once more, immediately take them away again for the few minutes. This process is repeated until jumping up ceases.

Your dog needs to learn this consequence to action
and it usually comes about at a speedy rate if done consistently 🙂 Selina McIntyre, Dog Behavioural Consultant & Dog Trainer, Dogs Best Friend.

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