How To Stop Your Dog From Jumping Unnecessary
Jumping like a monkey seems like harmless fun but if your teddy bear dog jumps like a monkey inside, the consequences could be messy!
November 20, 2017
Stop your dog jumping like a monkey. Teaching your puppy the basics and enforcing them is something that you will need to work on right away!
One thing you will need to attend to straight away is to stop your dog jumping as it can quickly turn into a pretty destructive habit if left uncontrolled.
One of the basics includes stopping your puppy from jumping up and down behaving like a monkey. It isn’t entirely their fault for doing that – it is a very natural response for them to try to get attention. It is a survival skill learned in the wild, coupled with a playful lick to get mom to regurgitate her food during feeding time
Here’s a quick tip: turn around and walk slowly away when you see your dog jumping. Don’t do anything to encourage the behavior, meaning there should be no touching, speaking or eye contact.
The problem is, jumping can be very distracting and prove to be a dilemma later on. It is imperative to let your puppy know that jumping will certainly not work in attracting your attention, and no, you will not regurgitate your food for them!
Your puppy might look unbearably cute when jumping at a small age, but it really isn’t a good habit to allow to continue doing and it could end up causing some nasty scratching.
Don’t forego the exercise and patiently wait for about 5 minutes or until your puppy has visibly calmed down, then call him or her out to you.
Some puppies might get it and some may not. If your puppy doesn’t then leave the room quietly, or put your dog in a different room or in their crate.
The Horrifying Situation: Don’t Let Your Dog Jump On Visitors!
This embarrassing behavior should be straightened out using the same technique as above. You can also hold your puppy on a lead until they calm down. Let go as a reward, but if your puppy jumps up on you then it’s best to isolate them again.
The Impatient Pup: Jumping Up Before A Walk!
The same rule applies as mentioned – Keep the leash out of sight and focus on calming your puppy down before a walk down the park. Wait for a good 5 minutes, then try it again. You might be in a hurry to go out, but remember that this practice is important and should be reinforced every time!