Training Three Big Dogs to Stop Jumping Up on Guests

By: Sam Kanouse

Published Date: May 25, 2018

In this Omaha dog training session we worked with Mellow, a one-year-old Great Dane, Reggie a five-year-old Boxer mix and Taco a five-year-old Labrador who needed help with rules, door dashing and to stop jumping up on people when they arrive.

When I arrived I sat down to chat with the guardians about their main dog behavior concerns. One of them was the dogs jumping up on people when they arrive. I taught them how to use our Claiming the Door exercise by creating an invisible boundary around the front door to teach the dogs impulse control. To see how I did this you can watch the video below.

As you can see in the video I selected one dog at a time to move them back away from the front door. Remember to keep calm and have patience with the dogs. They are learning a new rule and building a lot of self control in the process!

By the end of the session the dogs were learning new rules and boundaries to keep help them look to their guardians for leadership and direction. I want to remind the guardians to use the Escalating Consequences to disagree with unwanted behavior and use our Petting with a Purpose technique to reward them for good behavior. We wrapped up this dog behavior session with Mellow, Reggie and Taco’s Roadmap to Success video, which you can watch below.

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