How To Get Your Dog To Say Hi To Your Visitors In A Nice Manner
A dog that jumps up at visitors can be extremely annoying for his owner and annoying for their guests. To rectify this behaviour it will really help to understand a little bit about what has happened in your dog’s mind whilst he is energetically greeting your pals and family at the door.
Your dog’s educational process is not complex. Your dog will basically repeat anything that rewards him in any fashion. As dog owners we want to keep this under consideration through both training sessions and normal life with our canine. With this learning process under consideration we will start to brace the behaviours that we'd like the dog to repeat by rewarding them. We are able to also begin to recognize the unhelpful behavior that we'd like to stop, and learn not to reward it.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your dog may see the most bizarre thing as reward. Pushing a dog off when he jumps up is physical contact, thus can be thought of as a reward. Ignoring or turning ones back on a jumping dog is better, you are in effect completely ignoring the behavior.
It sounds simple put this way and I am the first ready to admit that when the dog is jumping all over visitors it’s tough to think straight. It is often better to teach your dog a different and more handy behaviour. An example being rather than him getting excited and jumping up, teach him that to sit nicely in front of the visitor will earn him the reward he is looking for. That can be done by continually asking your dog to sit for a treat in front of you and rewarding instantly. Asking visitors to adopt the same technique should succeed in reforming your dog’s unhelpful habit.
There is no use learning how to train your dog to sit nicely in front of visitors if you do not time the exercise correctly. Your dog could learn that he will be able to jump up and have the reward of touch (pushing off) then receive a second reward for sitting. It is essential to make a request for the sit rather than the jump, therefore avoiding the jump altogether.
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