How To Train A Dog Not To Jump

How To Train A Dog Not To Jump


Unwanted jumping is a common problem among dogs, and it can be tough to train. Not only can jumps scare children or the elderly, but they can also knock people over—especially if you own a large dog. However, with the right training tools and techniques, you can change this behavior for good! Here’s how to train your dog not to jump:

Ignore the behavior.

When a dog jumps, don’t do anything. Don’t give the dog attention, don’t give the dog a treat or toy, and definitely don’t tell him to go to his bed when he jumps. Instead, just ignore the behavior.

If you pay attention to your dog when they jump all over you, then they will learn that jumping brings them something good (attention). When they are jumping on other people, they may be trying to get attention from those people as well. If nothing happens when your dog jumps on you or others in this way then it’s likely that their behavior will decrease over time as they realize that there is no reward for jumping up onto humans and other animals

Reward good behavior.

Rewarding good behavior is one of the most important parts of training your dog. To do this, you’ll have to have a bit of creativity: rewards don’t necessarily have to be physical things that make noise or smell good. They can be anything that your dog likes—from playing fetch with his favorite toy to giving him extra snuggles or belly rubs.

The best way to reward your dog for a learned skill is with immediate positive feedback. The timing of your reward needs to match up with their action so they know what behavior you want them to repeat (e.g., sitting). When he does something right and gets a treat, then the association between the two will help cement what was just taught in their minds so they’ll learn faster!

Rewards should also be given consistently every time the behavior occurs; this means if they jump on someone while they’re eating dinner but don’t get scolded by Mommy because it’s “just Jimmy,” then she would also need not scold him at other times when someone else is eating dinner too.”

Teach your dog that sitting is a good way to get attention from you.

Teach your dog that sitting is a good way to get attention from you. Follow these steps:

  • Get a treat. This can be anything edible, although it’s best if it’s small, soft and smelly. Your dog will learn fastest if the treats are easy to come by, so don’t use something rare or expensive; just don’t go too cheap either!
  • Show the treat and say “sit.” This tells your dog that sitting will earn him something good (the treat). If he sits then praise him and give him the treat as soon as he sits down
  • Repeat this process until he learns what “sit” means and how to accomplish it in order to earn treats

Teach your dog a command to go to his bed and reward him for going there when he jumps up on people.

To train your dog to get on his bed and stay (or lie down), you first need to teach him a command word. I recommend using “bed,” as in “Go to your bed,” or any other word that makes sense for the behavior you are trying to encourage. The second step is luring the dog over with a treat and rewarding him when he does what you ask. You should repeat this process until he learns not just the command but also how much fun being near his bed can be! That way, when people come over, he’ll be more likely to go there instead of jumping up on them! Then all it takes is patience—and maybe some treats!

Know how far to push your dog in training.

When your dog is learning a new trick, it’s important that you don’t push too hard. If you’re too aggressive and push your pup too much, they’ll get frustrated and begin to dread training time. On the other hand, if you aren’t pushing them enough, they won’t learn anything. The perfect balance is somewhere in between: make sure your pup has enough energy left over after each training session so they’ll be willing to repeat it again tomorrow!

It’s also important not to push too slow or fast either; both extremes can cause problems with their willingness to engage in future training sessions. To determine the right pace for your dog’s advancement through their lessons, keep track of how long it takes before they start getting bored or tired out from doing too many repetitions of them at once (they may yawn or look away from something else). Once that happens consistently over multiple sessions

Dogs learn best with repetition, so remember to be consistent every day to help your dog learn not to jump.

  • Repetition is key to helping your dog learn not to jump.
  • Don’t get frustrated if it doesn’t happen instantly, or if your dog jumps when he’s excited. That’s normal! Just keep working with him and the behavior will improve.
  • Give your pup some time in between training sessions so he doesn’t become bored or lose interest.


Forming a bond with your dog is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have. Be patient, stay consistent, and follow our tips to create a deeper connection with your canine friend.

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