Using Operant Conditioning to Stop a Bulldog From Getting Excited at the Door

By: David Codr

Published Date: September 3, 2019

For this Omaha dog training session we teach 2 year-old English Bulldog Gumbo to stop getting excited and jumping on guests who visit.

The best thing about this positive dog training method to stop dogs from jumping on people is the dog learns on its own. Many people try to micromanage their dog, “do this,” “don’t do that,” etc. But if you aren’t there to offer guidance, the dog usually reverts to jumping or getting too excited. By creating a scenario with only a few options, we were able to put Gumbo into a position to come to the conclusion that being calm is best and rewarded. Best of all, you dont have to be a professional English Bulldog dog trainer to do this.

I suggested the guardians try to practice this easy way to stop dog excitement and jumping by having at least one person come to visit every day for 2-3 weeks. Momentum is an often overlooked aspect when it comes to behavior modification, especially when utilizing Operant Conditioning.

To help Gumbo’s humans remember all the dog behavior tips we covered in this in home Omaha dog training session, we recorded a roadmap to success video.

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