All of our ForPaws Puppy Training Clients receive help and guidance on how to prevent and work on common puppy problems. Our latest blog is an excerpt from our new handout on what to do if your dog or puppy jumps up. If you need more help on this matter, please get in touch to arrange a private training session or sign up to our puppy course.
Why Do Dogs Jump Up?
Dogs that jump up are often difficult control both on and off lead and they cause many problems for owners, such as tearing and leaving muddy paw prints over clothes; causing accidents and injuries from scratches and knocking people over and upsetting guests or passing walkers. Dogs can also give themselves back injuries through the bad posture they maintain in jumping up and resting paws on people.
Many owners effectively resolve jumping up in some scenarios, but not others. They ask me to help and assume there will be a simple, ‘one size fits all answer’. But there isn’t, the key to stopping jumping up, is to understand why the behavior is happening and then to address the underlying reason.