As a dog owner, this has happened to me, especially in the early days of owning a new dog.
We need to know as responsible dog lovers how to stop a dog from jumping up on us or anyone else for that matter.
It’s not a great behavior and is also a form of dominance and we want to avoid that and we can through good and honest training.
Teaching your dog the right way to greet people is important because it will make them more excited and happy.
Dogs jump on their owners when they are greeting others as a sign of hello, but this can lead to accidents if not caught early enough in life.
Teaching your pup some simple commands such as “sit” or “stay” from an informative tone so that he knows what you want him to do each time may help prevent mischievousness later down the line!
How Do I Stop My Dog From Jumping Up on Me?
Well, try ignoring them!
You can get your dog to stop jumping on you by ignoring them. When the pup approaches, put up a barrier so that they cannot jump in for contact and give no reaction apart from standing still or narrowing eyes (to make it clear this is not welcome).
If he persists with his attempt at greetings then stroke gently whilst saying “No” repeatedly until he finally settles down again – if all else fails just walk away!
This really does work because what you are doing is making your dog think that you want nothing to do with them when they are acting like this.
This takes time and repetition, but dogs are smart and they will soon learn that this unwanted behavior needs to stop.
They love you unconditionally and want to make you happy, so they soon connect what they are doing with the results they are getting and if they don’t get what they want, they know that they will have to find another way!
Give FIRM Commands
There are a few ways to get your dog out of jumping on you, one is by giving them commands. If they’re about to jump up and try knocking knees with yours say “sit” clearly so that the word sinks in for future use before calmly kneeling beside them while rewarding good behavior.
Some dogs might be excited enough not only to come back down when told but also to stand tall or look away from what’s happening around them instead which could solve both problems at once!
A gentle touch and a “good boy/girl” helps when they do something that you want them to.
Share The Training
Make sure that everyone in your household is doing the same thing! I know it sounds obvious, but dogs will actively seek out other people to get what they want.
So as long as everyone in your home is singing from the same hymn sheet, your dog will learn super fast that jumping up on people is not a good thing.
If your dog is not yet trained, then it may be necessary for you to teach visitors and guests how they can also get the same respect from their dogs too.
Make sure that they also remember to reinforce the positive behavior by giving the dog a few rubs or a pat on the head as well.
Things To Avoid With This Kind Of Training
There are some things that could cause your dog to jump on you and they should be avoided for the sake of training.
Avoid becoming overly excited when seeing them.
as this will make them feel more excited in return.
Never shout at him or her if he/she jumps.
as it only encourages behavior like jumping.
The key to teaching your dog how to be polite is through education and positive praise.
Never use force or anything that will cause pain or discomfort because they’ll become frightened, thus limiting their ability for learning proper social skills in the future!
A well-meaning pet owner may think it’s best just teach “no” as an answer instead of saying hello – but this doesn’t work either; dogs have much more sensitive hearing than people do (and can hear up close too).
If you’re not speaking calmly when giving commands such as “sit,” chances are your furry friend won’t wait around long enough before deciding something wasn’t meant seriously by our tone, rapping his body along with ours.
In return, instead, calmly ask yourself “why did that happen?” and try to improve your commands next time.
And finally, exercise patience because we all know how hard our pups can be sometimes and this kind of training can take a bit of practice, but as I always say, dogs are really smart and they will learn this from you fairly quickly as long as you practice it and are consistent.