Stop your puppy from jumping
It’s adorable to see a puppy jump up and play, but the truth is that as your dog gets older, this behavior will become rude, disturbing, and inappropriate to you and your guests. While they may be cute, small, and harmless right now, your dog will soon grow into a full-sized animal that could easily rip or ruin an outfit as well as jump on a small child or elderly person and knock them over or hurt them. .
Therefore, it is essential that you make an effort to teach your puppy as early as possible so that he quickly learns that jumping on a person is not the appropriate response when he sees someone.
Before you start disciplining your dog, remember that jumping comes very naturally to them, and especially as puppies, they are often “rewarded” for doing so because they draw attention to themselves when they jump. In the wild, they will jump at their mother’s face to get attention or encourage feeding. Therefore, one of the quickest ways to teach your pup that jumping will not do him any good is to simply ignore the behavior. Get away from them when they jump and take a few steps away. Wait a few moments before interacting so they don’t associate the interaction with your jumping or pleading.
Don’t make eye contact, talk to, or touch your dog when he jumps on you. All this can be perceived as affection. Wait until your puppy has calmed down before making any kind of interaction with him. If your pup can’t calm down after five minutes, isolate him by leaving the room or taking him to his dog pen and walk away. Wait until they are quiet and calm before letting them out again.
It may be difficult for you to train your pup because of how cute they are, but you are doing them a huge disservice by not working with them now that they are young. If you wait until they are older, this behavior will only get worse. Right now, it’s a cute way to get your attention. Soon, they will become more demanding and dominant.
Now, the training is based on perseverance. While you may be doing just fine by following the steps above to prevent your pup from jumping on you and your family, you should also take a couple of minutes to ask your guests to act accordingly when they see your pup. Let them know that you’re okay with petting your puppy, but that you’re in the middle of training your puppy. Often, you’ll need to add the last sentence to reinforce that it’s an active effort that requires his involvement. Usually just mentioning that the pup might jump on them will lead to an “Aww, I don’t care!” that can ruin all your training efforts.