Many dog owners have an issue with their dog jumping up on them or others when greeting them. Nathan Lowe, the Indy Dog Whisperer, has a few tips to help your dog end this behavior.
1. Be Calm
- Avoid sudden reaction to the arrival of guests
- Ignore dog on first contact (applies to both guests and family members)
- Don’t “excite” toward the dog
2. Use Appropriate Body Language
- Hunch over slightly to prevent jumping
- Step forward into the dog if they jump
- “Claim” guests by inserting yourself between guest and dog if dog is excited
3. “Settle” Before Petting
- Petting an excited dog encourages jumping
- Petting is “grooming” in the dog world, and only done when calm
- Petting should only occur when both dog and person are settled
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