Jumping Up

 

Jumping Up

 

When your puppy jumps up on you, she wants attention. Even if you

push her away, she is still getting attention (even if it is a response that

you might consider negative).

 

 

 

When Your Puppy Jumps Up:

 

Fold your arms in front of you, turn away from her, and say “off.”

 

Continue to turn away from her until all four paws are on the ground,

then quietly praise her and give her a treat. If she knows the “sit”

command, give the command when all four paws are on the ground,

then quietly praise her and give her a treat while she’s in the sitting

position.

 

 

 

If she begins to jump while you’re praising her, simply turn away and

repeat the second step, above. Remember to keep your praise

low-key. When your puppy realizes that she gets no attention from you

while she’s jumping up, but does get attention when she sits, she’ll stop

jumping up. Remember, once you’ve taught her to come and sit quietly

for attention, you must reward her behavior. Be careful not to ignore her

when she comes and sits politely, waiting for your attention.

 

 

 

 

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