How To Train A Dog Not To Jump On People

How To Train A Dog Not To Jump On People


Training your dog not to jump on people can be a challenge, especially if you’re looking for a quick fix. However, with some patience and consistency, you can teach your dog to stop jumping up on people in as few as three to four weeks.

Ignore jumping behavior.

  • Ignore jumping behavior.

When your dog jumps on you, don’t give any attention to him. Don’t praise him or pet him or even look at him or talk to him. If you do, he might think that it’s okay to jump on people and try again later when you’re not paying attention.

  • Don’t reward jumping with food or toys.

Don’t give your dog treats as a reward for not jumping on people; otherwise, he’ll just learn that jumping earns him something good (like treats). Similarly, don’t give your dog a toy as a reward for not jumping on people; otherwise, this may lead him to think that when other people come over, he should jump up and bark at them until they leave and then get his toy from the couch where he left it when all was quiet again in his home.

Train the dog to sit.

Teaching your dog to sit is a great command for your dog to know. It’s also a good command for him to be able to control, because it will help him learn how to sit on command, which is incredibly useful when you need him or her not to jump on people!

You can start teaching the sit command by getting the puppy or adult dog into the down position and keeping their rear end on the floor. Then give them lots of praise and treats when they do this correctly. After that you can try asking them if they want some treats by saying “sit” in an upbeat tone as if you were trying to get their attention with something awesome happening behind them (like someone handing out free hotdogs!). If they follow directions correctly, give them lots of praise and reward with a treat!

If your pet doesn’t respond well at first don’t worry about it; just keep practicing until he gets used to what “sit” means in his mind before moving forward further into training other things like walking nicely next time we go outside together

Teach the dog commands.

Training your dog is important, and training commands is an essential part of training any animal. The command “sit” is a great place to start as it can be used in many different situations. Here’s how to teach your dog:

  • Use a treat or some other reward to coax the dog into sitting down. You will need to show him what you want with your hands and body language before he does so on his own.
  • Once he has sat down, give him a treat! Make sure that he knows that the treat comes from sitting still before moving on to other commands like “stay” or “come here.” Then try rewarding him for staying in position even when you’re not giving him treats or rewards every five seconds like most people do with their pets (they just don’t realize how ineffective this strategy actually is).

Train at chest height.

It’s important to train your dog not to jump on people at chest height or lower. This is because jumping up can knock a person over and harm them. You also want your puppy to be able to greet you without jumping so you can pet him properly and make sure he doesn’t get sick or injured as a result of greeting you with too much excitement.

To train your dog how not to jump on people, start by having him sit in front of you. Use hand signals if necessary until he learns the command “sit” (or whatever word in which you choose) and sits down on his own. After this, move your hand slowly up from ground level towards his chest until it reaches chest height without having told him anything yet about this specific behavior being off limits for now; just notice what happens when it gets close enough so that he has no choice but sit still even though there’s nothing stopping him from standing up again besides himself (you). Now reward him by giving lots of praise and treats! Keep repeating this process over several days until he automatically sits whenever his body approaches yours at chest level or below without any reminders from yourself first – then move onto teaching him more complex commands like “stay” (which keeps them still even when distractions are present), “down/down-stay” (where they stay even longer than before), etcetera

Ask for a different behavior.

The first thing you should do is ask the dog to perform a command that he already knows. A command such as “sit” or “down” will work well because it’s an action that takes some effort, and if you already have him doing it, he’ll be more likely to respond to your request.

If this doesn’t work, try another behavior that might be easier for the dog. If you have taught your dog the “no jump” command and are having trouble getting them to stop jumping on people who approach them then try using a different behavior instead of using their name or any other command they know well enough that they wouldn’t respond unless they really wanted too (like potty outside). You can use any word that means something positive or negative but let’s say you wanted them not only not jumping but also sitting instead there are many ways one could go about doing this:

  • Say “Sit” while holding up one hand pointing at their butt with index finger extended downward like we did as kids when playing school yard games like stickball;
  • Say “Sit” while holding up both hands with palms facing each other overhead motioning downward towards where they’re standing;
  • Use hand gestures alone without saying anything at all – just raise both hands above head level then bring them down sharply towards where they’re standing;

Reward the dog for calm behavior.

This is the most important part of training, and it’s also the easiest. Reward your dog for calm behavior by giving him a treat, petting him or letting him play with a toy. You’ll know when your dog is relaxed if he isn’t jumping around much or at all. If you reward the wrong behavior (jumping) then you will be rewarded with more of that behavior in the future.

Walk away from the dog if he jumps up on you.

If your dog jumps up on you, walk away. If he’s jumping on other people, walk away from him.

If the dog is jumping up at you, and you’re trying to train him not to do that, ignore him until he stops. When he does stop jumping up at you and goes back into his normal state of being (i.e., not paying attention to what’s going on around him), then come back over, pet his head and give him a treat before walking out of reach again (so he doesn’t just start jumping up all over again).

Just Say No! (To Jumping)

The most effective and straightforward way to train a dog not to jump on people is to stop rewarding the behavior. If your dog jumps on you, don’t pet him or talk to him. In fact, try not to pay any attention at all until he’s ready for some calm time with you—and then only give that attention if it’s calm.

If your pup does something good (like respond when called) then reward him in a way that doesn’t involve physical contact: praise, treats and playtime are all great options!

It is possible to train a dog not to jump on people, but it’s important to remain consistent and patient in training.

Training a dog not to jump on people is possible, but it’s important to remain consistent and patient. It can take time for your pup to learn new behaviors, so be prepared for some rough patches along the way.

One of the first things you’ll want to do is establish yourself as alpha in your dog’s eyes. Dogs typically respond best when they know who’s boss, so this is an important step in training your pooch!


If your dog is a jumper, you may feel like he’ll never learn to be calm around people. However, with consistency and patience you can teach your dog that jumping is unacceptable. But don’t give up if he has a setback (for example, if he jumps on someone who doesn’t follow the rules). Keep working on training him, and before you know it he’ll be able to greet people calmly.

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