Jumping

If you try walking around on all fours for one day, you will have a greater appreciation for why your dog jumps up. To teach your dog not to jump, consider his motivation and meet him halfway.

To correct jumping, follow this plan:

• Be certain that your dog is getting enough exercise. See chapter 9 for appropriate games and energy outlets. Tired dogs jump less.

• Avoid confrontational games. They encourage pushing or pawing and other physical behavior.

• If your dog is jumping for attention or in greeting, close shop initially. Teach familiar company to do the same. Encourage SlT for a greeting, or the fetching of a toy. If this is ineffective, try the other corrections explained above, one at a time to determine which is most effective.

• If your dog is jumping on counters, refer to page 84 and practice the NO exercise: catch your dog when he's just thinking about the counter and then yell at the counter, not your dog.

• If your dog is jumping on furniture: see page 178.

Type

Reason

Alternatives

Type

Reason

Alternatives

Greeting/

For face-to-face interaction

SIT for attention/say

attention

hello

Counters

To see what you're focused

SIT on mat/play with

on and to find the source

toy

of odors

Furniture

To mimic or join you; to be

Permission to join

comfortable

you; soft bed nearby

TIP

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ad of thinking of your dog as "bad" when he jumps, consider interactive and connected to you he is. He watches you ighout the day: You are his hero. When you're focused on the ter or sitting on the couch, he wants to be there too!

Crisis Management chapter ll

To teach your dog the alternative behaviors, be consistent. Use one of the following corrections to convey your disapproval:

SIDE SWIPE

Leave a leash on your dog that you can grasp. Grasp the leash and tug your dog off to the side. The goal is to give him a feeling that's similar to slipping on ice.

SIDE SWIPE

Leave a leash on your dog that you can grasp. Grasp the leash and tug your dog off to the side. The goal is to give him a feeling that's similar to slipping on ice.

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