Some Free Tips to Help a Pair of High Energy Puppies Stop Jumping Up on Guests

By: David Codr

Published Date: October 29, 2020

For this Omaha puppy training session we worked with Duke and Dutch, a pair of 7 month-old Field Goldens who get over excited when people come to the door, play too rough and sometimes fight over toys.

Knowing that the puppies get excited at the door and like to jump up on people who visit, I called ahead to set up a delayed greeting. This is a great way to help puppies and adult dogs stay calm when people are at the door. If you have a dog or puppy who jumps up on visitors to your home, the free puppy training video below will help stop that unwanted puppy behavior.

The timing of this secret to stopping puppies from jumping up on guests is super important, so is practice. Id like to see the guardians recruit their neighbors to come to the door a few times a week to pretend being a guest. Ideally having at least one guest come to the door once a day for 2 weeks will help the pups practice being calm when people are at the door. It may take more than that, but 2 weeks is a good place to start.

Another trick to stopping dogs from jumping up when people come to the door is to have the guests hold high value (smelly) treats in their hands which are held low (at their thigh). This attracts the dog or puppies attention and since they are located low, the dog sniffs there instead of jumping.

Both these dogs are high energy and under excerise is a big contributing factor to the puppy fights and several unwanted uppy behaviors. We spent over an hour going over creative forms of exercise like fetch, scent games, snacks in treat dispensing toys and feeding out of snuffle matts.

We covered so many things in this in home Omaha puppy training session that we went 2 hours over our scheudled time. But since I love what I do, I didnt even realize we went over until I left and saw it was dark out, lol. Below, you can check out the roadmap to success video we filmed to help the guardians remember everything.

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