To show their love and affection towards you, dogs jump when you enter your house. They get very excited and show you that they are extremely happy to see you again, this behavior is very natural and shown by all dog breeds.
This habit of dogs jumping on everyone is not acceptable even if it is natural or enjoyed and appreciated by the dog owners. Sometimes this jumping can turn into some injury especially if they are jumping on a child or an elderly person.
Wouldn’t you feel bad and embarrassed if your dog jumps on a stranger or a guest and they fail to maintain the balance and fall badly on the floor?
So to get rid of this behavior of your dog’s all
You need to do is to learn How to prevent your dog from jumping on strangers or guests.
Sometimes dogs doesn’t get enough attention by their owners so they jump on you while craving for love and warmth, they easily get attention by this thing so they keep on doing it all the time.
Steps you need to follow to prevent your dog from jumping on strangers or guests.
Whenever your dog jumps on you, you enjoy that and show affection towards him, this behavior by you makes him think that he is doing a great job by jumping on you, so if you want to prevent him from jumping on you, you need to follow these steps:
- Step aside when you see that he is about to jump
- You need to ignore his jumping behavior
- Never show affection when he tries to jump on you because this will encourage him to do more of it.
- Become a pack leader
- Tie your dog with the leash whenever a stranger or a guest arrive at your home.
1) Step aside before the jump
If you want to make sure that your dog doesn’t jump on the guests or strangers that visits your house, start training him by ringing the bell and entering the house. The moment you enter the house and you see that he is on his way to jump on you, just step aside or turn around.
Don’t let him keep his paws on your stomach or chest at all, best solution is to turn around or move left or right side to prevent him jumping on you and later open the door to leave the house. Repeat the same step several times and practice this mostly when you come back home after a very long time.
He has already referred himself as the Pack Leader if he jumps on you whenever you come back to home and you need to change that ASAP!
This will help him in knowing that he is not any leader and he has to stop randomly jumping on anybody. Dog and puppies doesn’t know that they have to show good manners not only in front of their owners but also in front of others.
2) Ignore the jumping behaviour completely
Learn to ignore his jumping behaviour, never show any attention towards his jumping over you. By getting aside and doing other things you can make him feel that you are not interested in him jumping on you, don’t tell him to sit or stay, just completely ignore his behaviour.
Also make other people follow these steps otherwise he will think that he can jump on others but not you. Remember that the more the dog or the puppy jumps on you, more the behaviour gets stronger.
3) Don’t show affection while he’s jumping
A lot of people pet and show affection towards their dog whenever they jump on them, people might feel great when their dog is just a puppy but when he grows old, he carries a lot of weight and then he can hurt you or other people which can become very awkward.
If your puppy is young, it is highly recommended to make him stop jumping on you and train him so that he behaves nicely in future.
4) Become a pack leader
The pack leader is the one who is the leader of the group of several dogs who commands the them and everyone has to obey him.
At time people doesn’t know how to establish themselves as the leader and their puppy assumes itself as the pack leader and then it becomes extremely difficult for the owner to train him.
Jumping behaviour, walking on the furniture, pooping anywhere and separation anxiety are the signs that shows that your dog has established himself as the pack leader of the home.
5) Tie him with leash around guests
Obviously, the easiest way to make your dog to stop jumping on you and other people is to tie him with a leash whenever you know that the guest has ringed the bell. Don’t let him come in the living room or anywhere where the guests are sitting, this will prevent him to jump on the guests.
This is a temporary solution and great for those who doesn’t have the time to train their dogs, but preventing your dog from jump on the strangers or guests is a simple process which will take not more than 10 to 15 minutes daily. This will make your dog to show good behaviour in front of others.