Dogs learn at a very young age the habit of jumping on people. Consider that when they’re young, small, and cute, they greet us by jumping up on our legs. We encourage the behavior by allowing this as we love and pet them. This learned behavior is very similar to the small child who walks up to you with their arms outstretched and in turn we pick them up. To break this habit, you must establish a level of discipline the dog will respect. Using the verbal correction of “No, Off,” pulling them off the person they’re jumping on, or extending a knee out as they jump can help deter the jumping. A beginner obedience group class can also greatly help educate the owners and dogs on the best way to correct the jumping behavior and teach basic leash manners. Enforcing a rule is much easier to do by putting your dog on leash and provide the feedback they need.
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