Jumping is one of the most common problems I hear clients complain about. "How do I stop my dog from jumping?"
Let's talk about that, shall we. Jumping or let's say barking are not just do this and it will be fixed - you can read my Help! My Dog is Barking blog post as well about barking.
There are many variables when I hear "my dog is jumping". When, at what, why, what are you doing before, during and after.
For example: a family complained that their dogs were jumping when family members were coming home but as we discussed it, the reason why was because they were acting excited (very excited) to see them so this just made them more excited which caused them to jump all over them, which then causes them to push them off, which then causes them to think they are playing because when we use our hands it is like them playing with their paws. You get it? Everything in this scenario was playing to them, the dogs did nothing wrong but they are getting yelled at not to jump.
When I talk to clients and friends, I explain that I follow the Positive Reinforcement, force free dog training method. It's pretty easy to say right? However, what does Positive Reinforcement dog training method mean? I figured I would write about the main types of dog training methodology to explain it better and what it means since different dog trainers follow different methods. Positive Reinforcement aligns with who I am and what I am about. I hope that you as dog parent find this helpful when you are looking for a dog trainer.