Jumping on People

and does not cause her any discomfort. Tell her, "Lady, no jump. Sit!" and using the scruff as a handle, shape her into a sitting position. Keeping one hand on her scruff so she doesn't jump up, pet her and praise her for sitting. "Good girl to sit! Yeah!" Let her greet you, too, so she feels she has done her part. Keep a hand on her until she relaxes. Turn away as you let go of her (she'll be less likely to jump on your side). Do not try to rush this, especially in the beginning. If the dog feels rushed or that she hasn't been able to greet you properly (in her mind), she will continue to jump.

When the dog jumps on other people, it's usually easier to have the dog on leash. That's easy when you're out for a walk, but at home that means you need to leash the dog before people come in the house. You might want to post a sign, "Knock, please, but don't walk in until I leash the dog." If your dog likes to jump on guests, they will be very happy to wait until she's leashed! With your dog on leash, have her Sit as your guests walk in. Tell your guests not to pet her until she can Sit without jumping. That might mean you have to hold her collar in the beginning to help her hold the Sit position. Again, give her a chance to greet the people, too, as they pet her. Use the same technique when you're out on a walk; have the dog Sit before she's allowed to greet people or people are allowed to pet her.

Pit Bulls as Pets

Pit Bulls as Pets

Are You Under The Negative Influence Of Hyped Media Stereotypes When It Comes To Your Knowledge Of Pit Bulls? What is the image that immediately comes into your mind when you think of the words Pit Bull? I can almost guarantee that they would be somewhere close to fierce, ferouscious, vicious, killer, unstoppable, uncontrollable, or locking jawed man-eaters.

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