Staffordshire Bull Terrier Puppy's

Jumping Up on People

Dogs often jump up people. They stand on their rear legs with their front paws on the person. This is normal behavior for a young dog. Puppies of wild canids do it all the time. They jump up on each other or their parents. Puppies of our domestic dogs do the same. Jumping up serves both as play and to teach them how to act as a predator or how to challenge others pack members in the dominance hierarchy. In some homes, puppies are encouraged to jump up on their owners. Obviously this is a mistake. While it may be seen as cute or as a sign of affection while the puppy is  small, it can be terrifying when done by a 100 pound Rottweiler.

Numerous owners complain about their dogs doing this. They shout "No" or "No get down"or any of a wide range of phrases that make perfect sens to them but that are not understood by the dog. They scream and punish the animals but little seems to help. Some of the peoplesáctions may excite the dog even more and when this occurs, nothing is learned.

In all honesty, this behavior can be eliminated completely in a week or less and as usual, we don't think you need to say anything. You need to communicate to the pet that this isn't acceptable behavior and shouldn't be done  but don't waste words or try to make up new phrases to correct it.

As the animal starts to jumps up on you, turn sideways and either extend your leg or lean over and with your hip give a body block so that the dog never even gets her paws on you. You see, once she has her front paws on you, she already got what she wanted  she won and you lost!Then when the dog has all four feet on the floor, immediately squat down and give her attention. She will soon learn that by sitting quietly with all four feet on the floor she will get what she wants.

What if the dog surprised you and got her feet on you before you had a chance to block her. Do Not push her away with your hands. Many dogs think that is play. Some  people lightly step on the toes of one of animal's rear feet, but not enough to hurt the dog. All you want to do is make something that's fun suddenly uncomfortable to them. Say nothing Don't waste No on this kind of behavior. Remember you are not going to the step down on the toes and make the animal yip in pain. Done consistently, either of these actions will eliminate jumping behavior.

This article is intended for educational purposes only.All content is general pet health information and not specific to you pet. You should not, therefore,rely solely on the information,products or services mentioned in the article in lieu of consultation with your own veterinarian.




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