Constant Jumping – Dog Behavior Solutions
Have you stopped having people over because your dog is outta control? We did, and that’s why we’re exploring some helpful tips from dog experts about the most common dog behavior problems. First up, constant jumping.
What should you do about a dog’s constant jumping?
Usually the motivation for the jumping up behavior is to greet people. Many dogs like to greet “face to face,” like they do with their canine counterparts. Some people, however, find this objectionable. Dogs that jump up can also cause injury or scare the visitor. The visitor’s reaction to the dog (whether it be fear or retaliation) would then serve to make the dog anxious about further visitors coming to the home.
In addition, strong punitive responses when people enter the home can create anxiety and could make the dog aggressive as he anticipates that people entering the home create an aversive situation for him. The focus should not be on how to stop jumping up but rather to teach your dog how to greet properly for rewards.
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Hopefully these solutions will help you be able to entertain in your own home again.
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