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.
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,
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.
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educational purposes only.All content is general pet health information
and not specific to you pet. You should not, therefore,rely solely on
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consultation with your own veterinarian.
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