Jumping upon Entry
If you notice your dog jumps when you walk through the door, start by opening the door only partly. If your dog starts to jump, shut the door and wait 30 seconds before trying again.
Repeat this process until the dog has completely calmed down. You can then enter and praise them for calming down enough to let you come in.
If your dog always jumps up on guests when they walk in, leash your dog and leave the door unlocked so your guest can walk in when they get there. Inform them to knock first but enter and stand by the door until you come to them.
Let your dog see the guest, but don’t let them reach the guest. Ask your dog to sit down. You can then have your guest walk toward the dog.
Let them know that if your dog starts to jump and get excited, they need to stop and stand still. Get your dog’s attention in a calm manner and ask them to sit again. When your dog is calm, your guest can continue walking toward them.
Repeat this process as many times as necessary until your guest reaches the dog with all of their paws on the ground. Your guest can then give your pup the attention they are wanting.
Management means you must control the situation so your dog doesnt have the opportunity to jump up. Use management techniques until your dog is adequately trained not to jump.
Teach your dog to do something that is incompatible with jumping up, such as sitting. They cant sit and jump up at the same time. If they are not sitting, they get no attention.
Some people will tell you they dont mind if your dog jumps on them, especially if your dog is small and fluffy or a puppy. But you should mind. Remember you need to be consistent in training. If you dont want your dog to jump on people, stick to your training. If someone is encouraging jumping, you can simply say no thank you when they want to greet your dog.
Solving a behavior problem like jumping requires both management of the situation and training your dog.
Allowing your dog to jump on people can be dangerous too. You can end up scratched and bruised. A child or frail adult can be knocked down and seriously injured.
Is Jumping bad for German shepherds?
German Shepherds should not jump higher than six inches until at least 18 months of age. Check with your dog’s breeder or veterinarian for the go-ahead to jump higher. … You will practice Leave it and Stay with your dog every time you do jump training, so don’t worry if she doesn’t do them well at first!
Do You Have A Dog Breed That LOVES To Jump?
Jumping isn’t something your puppy grows out of. Instead, it’s something he grows into. He gets better and better at jumping with each reward of his behavior. To avoid this issue, teach your puppy to sit for attention.
For most dogs, jumping begins early in life. Puppies who are well-socialized to adult dogs tend to grow out of this behavior quickly, and no longer jump on other dogs except in play by the time they’re 4-6 months old.