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Dog Behavior: Jumping on people

As puppies, dogs jump on their mother to get attention and get fed. It’d an instinctual behavior. It can also be a sign of anxiety that you have been gone. Dogs just can’t contain their emotions.

Problem: Jumping on people
As puppies, dogs jump on their mother to get attention and get fed. It’d an instinctual behavior. It can also be a sign of anxiety that you have been gone. Dogs just can’t contain their emotions.

Solution: Don’t push the dog away. Instead, ask her to “Sit” and give you a doggy handshake. Or peek in the door so the dog can see you. Ask her to “Sit” and then throw a toy with a treat inside and encourage her to find it. Or give her a toy or treat to chew. A front-clip harness can also help you maintain gentle control with a larger dog. It is in the first 30 seconds that a dog is most likelu jump, so using a diversion get you though this time. In other words, make it fun.

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