How To Train A Dog To Not Jump

How To Train A Dog To Not Jump


Dogs are pack animals, which is why they love to jump on people. They try to show you that they adore you by leaping up and placing their paws on your shoulders. However, this behavior can be annoying — especially when guests come over. This article will teach you how to train a dog not to jump in order to avoid any issues with visitors or passersby. NOTE: If your dog is aggressive, talk to a trainer or veterinarian before trying any training.

Teach your dog a “down” command.

Once your dog has learned to sit, it will be much easier to teach him how to lie down.

To begin, put your dog on a leash and stand in front of him. Say “down” in a calm voice. If your dog doesn’t respond, try saying it again in an excited tone of voice. If he still does not respond, gently pull on the leash towards the floor until he lies down. Praise him calmly when he lies down and give him a treat as soon as possible after this happens (no more than 1 second after). Once you have done this several times and have received no resistance from your dog, you can release his lead while still keeping him close by so that he cannot jump up again without permission from you!

Keep your dog calm and wait for guests to arrive.

When you are expecting guests, it’s best to keep your dog calm by keeping them in another room or at least away from the door. A lot of dogs jump up on people when they come into the house and this can be a problem if they’re new to each other. Your dog may not trust the person and could jump on them out of excitement or fear. If you don’t want your dog jumping on people in general, you need to train them not to do so from an early age so that it becomes a habit for them not to do so around strangers.

When guests arrive, if possible let them enter through another room or area where there aren’t any furniture items (chairs/sofas/beds) that could cause injury if jumped upon by a big excited dog!

Enlist a friend’s help.

With a friend’s help, you can train your dog to stay in place. Have your friend hold the dog while you get treats ready for rewarding. When the dog is calm, have your friend reward it with a treat, then give it back to you so that you can repeat the process until he learns to remain calm during this exercise.

Opt for the “on your mat” command.

Another useful command to teach your dog is the “on your mat” command. Teaching this command will help you train your pup to go to a designated place on cue. You can use a small throw rug, or if you’re feeling ambitious, create your own mat with rope or fabric.

Once you’ve chosen and set up the spot for training purposes, start by teaching your dog to sit on it when asked. Have him/her sit in front of the mat and give them his favorite treat (something small enough that he won’t accidentally swallow). Wait until he puts all four paws on top of the mat then say “good boy” and give him another treat. After several sessions of this method—and once he’s consistently obeying commands like “sit,” “stay,” etc.—teach him to stay seated until given permission by saying something like: “Off.” This way if someone else wants to use his chair while he’s sitting there as well they’ll know that they have full access without having any issues with him jumping off at random times throughout their visit!

Offer treats for staying down.

If you are trying to teach your dog not to jump, the first thing you should do is reward him or her for staying down. The reward may be a treat, praise, petting or all three.

Next, try rewarding your dog for playing with toys instead of jumping on people. This will help him associate the behavior he wants with something else that he likes and is more appropriate for his size!

Dogs can be trained from their jumping habit

You can train your dog to stop jumping on people. The key to training a dog is consistency, patience, and positive reinforcement.

When you have guests over or company comes over make sure that they do not give your dog attention when they are jumping up on them. It is also important not to let them jump on you as well because this will reinforce the bad behavior of jumping up when their owner is around. Once they start getting used to this new rule in place then they will realize that there are other ways to get attention than just by jumping up on someone so now we can start working on making our dogs understand what is acceptable behavior here at home and what isn’t allowed anymore like jumping up on us when we walk through the door after work or school each day then we take off our shoes if we had them on all day long from being outside playing fetch with him/her so once these rules start becoming clearer then what happens next?


We know that training a dog is hard work, and there are many methods to help with the issue of jumping. We hope that we have presented some viable options for you and your dog to solve this problem. Not all dogs will respond to the same techniques, so it’s important to be patient and kind with your furry friend while they learn how not to jump on people, especially children or older adults who may find it terrifying or painful. If nothing else works after trying these steps several times then you should consult a professional trainer or animal behaviorist who can give some advice tailored specifically for you and your pup’s unique situation!

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