Click here to learn more.
Your dog greets you, the mailman, your neighbor, the pizza delivery guy and anyone else who comes over by jumping on her, and you’re wondering why. In most cases, your dog is simply being social — in an overly excitable way.
Your dog has no idea that he’s scratching your visitor's legs or soiling someone's nice clothes, and if your first instinct and that of the person who is being greeted by your pooch is generally to yell and push the dog off, some pooches see that as a fun game. The result? He does it again and again, until he figures out that you’re really angry and runs away to sulk.
Thankfully, you can put an end to this behavior if you’re committed to a simple series of actions designed to both ignore and distract your dog from jumping all over you and your visitors. A dog trainer, behaviorist or your veterinarian can offer advice on getting your dog to keep four on the floor.
Like this article? Have a point of view to share? Let us know!
Thank You For Signing Up
for the Petwire newsletter, sending you all the pet news each week directly to your inbox.
Get the latest pet news, tips, tricks, and expert advice sent right to your inbox!
Dogs and service animals traveling through Detroit Metro Airport can now do their business at its pup-friendly…
Bella saved her 2-week-old foal's life when she stood over her baby to shield her from the flames in their barn.
We polled Vetstreet readers and veterinary professionals to see if they drift off to sleep with their cat or dog…
Want to make some enemies in your vet’s waiting room? This funny new video from Dr. Andy Roark shows you how.
From vacuums and blenders to ceiling fans and aluminum foil, here are common and bizarre things that scare animals.
The silky-coated Burmese is a compact but heavy feline who loves to show off his impressive athletic skills.
If the video doesn't start playing momentarily,
please install the latest version of Flash.