AUSTIN (KXAN) - A common problem many dog owners experience is a dog that keeps jumping on people.
Like any challenging behavior, it's best to be proactive and think about "what you do you want your pet to do" versus "what you don't want your pet to do."
So if you don't want your dog to jump – you might want it to sit or lie down, instead.
Onto the training- remember you will need to repeat each step until your dog finds it easy, and you should keep some treats strategically placed and work where the jumping usually happens- like by the door
First step, place treats on the ground whenever your dog approaches, before he has a chance to jump up- this gets him focused on the ground.
Now, as he finishes eating the treat, ask him to "down" so he lies down on the floor – praise him for this.
Next, ask him to "down" as he approaches you, before you put treats on the ground.
Practice this exercise with many people, in different situations, and soon your dog will begin to offer a "down" whenever he approaches to greet someone.
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