How to Train your DOG NOT to JUMP

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you said you wanted to know how to

handle unwanted jumping with your dog

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the original points of frustration for

new pet parents is the fact that their

dog jumps on them when they don't want

them to huge problem easy solution first

understand that the root cause of most

unwanted jumping is lack of physical

exercise mental activities and/or

overall communications asking a dog to

not jump on you who has a lot of energy

and not a proper outlet is bordering on

unreasonable this is a real puppy

behavior you see how he's grabbing on a

leash she wants to play tug he's turning

down turkey meat to play tug-of-war with

a leash that's a play driven dog your

dog should know how to sit and stay

pretty solidly before teaching them not

to jump on you if you need help with

that I will have videos in the

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I mean why not it's great how many of

your dogs jump when you don't want them

to let's talk about why dogs jump to

begin with there's a lot of common myths

out there about dog training that its

dominant so that's your dog trying to be

in control it's the exact opposite a lot

of unwanted behaviors like this are

often attributed to a dog trying to be


the reality is dogs are very often very

physical and playful beings this has

nothing to do with them trying to gain

some type of status within your family

they jump because dogs like to greet us

at the face that's how dogs say hello

and I love you to other life forms

that's how they shake hands that's how

they greet us nonetheless it can be

pretty obnoxious

the golden rule with jumping is it's

your responsibility as a parent to make

sure that your dog is not getting any

attention from anybody unless all four

feet are on the ground when your dog

does something you like or don't like

it's important that you react quickly

and tell them so if you're not reacting

instantly and your dog's doing something

you don't like they learn that they can

get away with it

period of time before you're gonna do

something about it they're like alright

I can jump a little bit at least I've

been allowed to do that

it is vital that you have the right

frame of mind when teaching your dog you

can never train a dog when you're in a

hurry or when you're frustrated your

choices are to be sincere and patient

but if you're sincere impatient your dog

will learn at Lightspeed guys there are

two main types of jumping there's the

kind of jumping where they jump on you

and there's a kind of jumping where they

jump on somebody else let's talk about

how we deal with in jumping on us first

the traditional advice on this is when

your dog jumps on you you cross your

arms and you turn around okay that's

fine and that's cool and you should do

that but what's missing from that

traditional advice is that you need to

have some feeling behind it you need to

have some communication with them you

got to do this in your own individual

way look into your dog's eyes often when

you're training them her eyes will get

all wide and she'll say I'm about to

jump him I'm sorry all of your dogs no

sit stay you're not gonna be overly firm

with them because that can be a bit

counterproductive use treats in the

beginning that is ideal when I see that

he's thinking about breaking you're out

of there quickly I'm instantly removing

myself with a severe jumper you come in

like this really slow my goal here so

just try and touch her on the head

without her jumping ah be one step ahead

of them the closer I get the more

tempting it is for him the best time to

correct an unwanted behavior is right

before it occurs it's important that

when our dog jumps on us that there is a

consequence the consequence in this case

is simply removing our body from them so

they can't jump on it No

I want him to know getting up made me

get way far away from you because you

were thinking about jumping and see if

he's going in without me because he

really wants to interact with me he's a

very happy dog I will communicate with

her hey Mia how are you that's it very

good yes that's good pet them very

softly in order to encourage them to be

calm if you have a really excited dog

using treats might actually encourage

them to be a bit more calm as well

because all she wants is some

interaction yes I touched her I'll give

her a treat and I haven't been able to

touch him yet again the goal here is to

be able to touch him yes good do you see

that I'm gonna jackpot him right now I'm

gonna give him a massive treat because

he did really really good jackpot as

eternally dog trainers used to mean a

giant reward when they really reach deep

to do something that was really good

guys over time as your dog learns they

will remember that in order to receive

attention they need to keep all four

feet on the ground here I saw in Sully's

eyes that he was receptive to staying in

order to be pet so I thought I would

test his willpower a bit

did you see the restraint right now some

of us like it when our dogs jump on us

from time to time I certainly do

you can have it both ways if you ask

them to jump it's fine they're perfectly

capable of knowing that it's okay to

jump only when you say it's okay your

dog is extra amped up say after you've

returned home from work after several

hours you may need to have them in

another room like a bedroom or let them

in the backyard to run around a bit to

get some of that energy out that way

they're more receptive to learning this

concept but what do we do when our dogs

jump on friends family or strangers tell

me if this sounds familiar you're

walking down the street with your dog

you see a friend approaching you you

want to stop and talk to them your dogs

jumping all over them and you're saying

no no no and you're trying to maintain

somewhat of a conversation you're like

hey how's it go and stop jumping stop

jumping oh how you been so you're giving

50% of your attention to

dog and 50% to the person so your

attention is divided isn't it you got to

pick your dog in this case guys it is

totally okay to say I'm sorry I'm trying

to teach my dog not to jump sit stay

then you do this with the other person

other person would you please pet my dog

if your dog then goes to jump as they

will initially we don't expect them to

do anything it's not their fault they're

not doing anything wrong they're just

trying to pet your dog you're in between

that person and your dog every time they

jump you're right there sit stay only

then does the person pet your dog when

all four feet are on the ground our

overall demeanor and attitude should

suggest to our dogs you're not going to

jump and also get pets at the same time

does that make sense

a lot of old-fashioned ways for dealing

with unwanted jumping are still

recommended today by many dog trainers

things like kneeing them in the chest

when they jump or pulling back by a

leash and collar in order to show them

who's boss these approaches tend to

really trivialize the sophisticated

intellect of our dogs use that

opportunity to really make them think

the more you physically make your dog

through something the less effective

your training will be because it's not

coming from the inside out if you just

are a little patient with them and you

encourage them to perform the behavior

voluntarily you'll get much better

results I really try and give you a lot

of different examples so that you can

get a true sense as to how to deal with

your dog on this particular issue now

realistically it takes a few weeks of

being very consistent on this with them

and one for them to really start to get

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