It is important you learn how to stop your puppy from jumping up if you own one.
It is a natural instinct for puppies to jump up especially when they are still in their tender age. They want to get your attention. When they are in wild, they do this to get their mother to regurgitate some food for them. It is your job to train your puppy on other healthy ways to get your attention instead of jumping, right when they are still tender. It may seem like fun when they are still young. But it won’t be fun when they are fully grown, reaching 30-40kg in weight, and can jump 5 foot or even more higher.
If you fail to stop them when they are still young, they will definitely jump at you when they are fully grown when they want to get your attention.
Ignore your puppy totally when they start jumping at you. Total ignorance; no eye contact, no touching and no speaking.
Still ignore them even when they have finally calmed down. Then call on them 5 minutes when they are fully settled.
If your puppy refuses stopping, then get them isolated by going out or moving them to another room.
When your puppy jumps at visitors
If your puppy gets jumping on at your visitors, then request they do as outline above. Another effective thing to do to hold them still using a collar, or leading them till they are fully relaxed. You can then release them. If your puppy tries mouthing you, the best thing to do is to get them isolated.
When your puppy jumps at you when making ready to take her for a walk
Walk out on them and then wait for at least 10 minutes for them to calm before making another attempt. Never take them for a walk in this state all because of impatience.
When your puppy get jumping, it is important to resist the urge to say a word. Always bear in mind that these creatures will never stop for a moment to get your attention. There many more healthy ways your puppy can make you feel missed instead of having to jump all over you.
Dogs value their space just like we humans do. If she ends up invading your space at the snap of the finger, it is just a matter of time before she finally loses respect for you.
I bet you feel irritated when your toddler keeps invading your space. The same goes with dogs.
Wait till your puppy gets calm before cuddling her again. When you want to ignore your puppy, ensure you give them a cold face when doing so, and do it with confidence and assertiveness.
Avoid these two common mistakes
- Inconsistency; given attention to your puppy when they get jumpy.
- Making eye contact with them. Doing so gives them an open invitation to do it again; fix your gaze somewhere else.
Another effective thing to do it to train them to sit up whenever they want to do something. Training them to sit all the times makes them form a habit out of it, and so won’t have to jump at you all the time.