Keeping Your Dog From Jumping Up on People

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Dogs that jump up on people were probably encouraged to do that while they were puppies. However, jumping up isn’t fun at all now that your dog is fully grown. You will need to discourage your dog from jumping up and give him something more appropriate to do. Whenever your dog jumps up on you, turn around quickly so that he falls to the floor. Once all four feet are on the floor, give your dog a food treat and lots of praise. Repeat this procedure and encourage family members and friends to do the same. Never yell at your dog or punish him while he is learning. Soon your dog will get the message that jumping up on people is not allowed. Anticipate when your dog will jump up and insist he sit by you instead. If he is sitting by you, he can’t be jumping up on people. Learn more from your Moorpark, CA veterinary clinic.

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