It may be cute, when your dog is a puppy and excitedly jumps on you, but not so cute, when your dog weighs 80 pounds and knocks you over. Also, your dog will not know the difference between jumping on you or a guest in your home. If jumping is permitted, then your dog will do it. Don’t worry, it is never too late to correct that behavior. You just have to be clear and consistent.
Tip # 1: Don’t turn your back to your dog.
Tip # 2: Don’t step away from your dog. If you do, you are actually communicating to
your dog, that you would like him/her to jump on you again.
Tip #3: When your dog jumps on you, step towards your dog. That way, you are
basically turning the table on your dog.
When a dog jumps on you, it is most likely a form of play. If you move away, you are on the defense and that tells your dog that it’s okay to continue to offend your space.
Your body language plays a huge part in communicating with your dog, so remember to implement Tip #3 to stop unwanted jumping.
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