Stopping a Pair of Excited Dogs From Jumping Up on People

By: David Codr

Published Date: May 19, 2018

For this Omaha dog training session we taught 1 year-old Catahoula / Red Heeler mix Ragnar to stop jumping on his guardians when they come home and to calm down and not play so rough with his roomie, 6 year-old Boxer / Lab / Pit mix Teddy (right).

I knew these dogs a bit before the session as they live just down the street from my home in Omaha. I see them barking out the windows each time I pass their house when Im out dog skiing with my Dalmatian Quest.

One of the guardians was still at work when the session started so I chatted with the other guardian about the dog behavior problems and structure they had in place (little).

When the other guardian arrived from work, I handed my camera to the guardian who was inside so I could have her film my secret way to get any dog to stop jumping on people. You can learn how to train a dog to stop jumping up by watching the positive dog training video below.

This dog behavior expert trick to stop dogs from jumping on people should only be used when the dog is excited; like when a guardian returns home, etc. By calling or texting a few minutes before they get there, they can set this exercise up and practice daily. If they practice this for a week or two with each dog separately (alternating), they should be able to get both dogs to stop jumping on them when they come home.

Because Ragnar and Teddy didn’t always listen to their guardians, I went over a number of ways to add structure so the dogs see the humans acting like leaders, at least from a dog’s perspective.

I also emphasized the need for regular daily exercise, mental stimulation and recognizing and rewarding the dogs whenever they offered desired actions or behaviors. Petting a dog with a purpose is so easy and has a profound on every dog I practice it with.

Asking them to sit, lay down, etc before petting them will communicate to the dogs that these are great ways to get the human’s attention and influence the dogs to do them more often. Once the dogs are offering these behaviors, it will be equally important for the guardians to recognize and pet them while saying the command word to reinforce things even further.

To help the guardians remember all the positive dog training tips I shared with them in this in home dog training session, we shot a roadmap to success video in their back yard.

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