When you go home at night, your dog is happy and he will let you know. Looks like you have not seen in years. Therefore, it is hard to contain his joy and he jumps on you with all the delicacy which characterizes it.
If he did that only with you, it could go. Unfortunately, your friends, family and more generally all persons crossing the landing are entitled to the same host muscular.
Is it understandable? YES.
Is this acceptable? NOT.
Yes, this is a touching gesture when still a puppy, but once its adult size, it is already less cute.
And then there is nothing nice to have traces of mud on his pants, dog hair on his jacket and drool on his shirt.
Breaks your dog is not just annoying, they can also cause damage. Of course, inadvertently, but damage nonetheless.
Your dog could bring down a child or an elderly person following his corpulence. To better understand, just imagine a St. Bernard welcome you.
Your dog can also be frightening to children and people who are not comfortable with dogs.
What are the reasons for this behavior?
The main reason why a dog jumps on you he is happy to see you and he wants to tell you. He needs your attention. He greets you and because he loves you, he wants you to touch him. He learned that the jump is the best way to do it.
Jumping on people is often a learned behavior when he was still a puppy and he was looking for your attention.
Initially, when he jumped on you, it was at your knee and you start to incitiez exchange since he usually received a pat on his head.
Then, with age, you press his back to avoid it jumps on you.
Unfortunately, the fact to talk to him to cease and touch reinforces his behavior.
Another motivation stems from an inherent instinct for puppies. They have a habit of licking the snout of an adult dog. This was reinforced if you let your puppy jump up and lick your face.
What are the solutions?
The best way to go is to ignore your dog when you get home. He jumps or not elsewhere! Take off your coat and walk away until your dog calms down. When it is calm, then you can pet him and say hello.
This way you will not congratulate him (this corresponds to your dog to petting) when he realizes a negative behavior (jumping).
Warning: initially, do not freak out by talking loudly or playing so rough with him. There could and start jumping again.
If your dog is an adult will require consistent training. Teach your dog the “Sit” command. The simplest is to place your hands behind your back to avoid contact (reward for your dog).
When jump, move and rotate as if you were paying any attention there. Ask him to sit down and when he obeys, praise him.
It is easier to teach a puppy not to jump, but if your dog is an adult, nothing is lost. The “Sit” command is very useful in this situation. You can then take your shoes off in peace and your friends will not have butterflies in my stomach before going home.
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