Click here to learn more.
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 subscribing to Petwire. Look for the latest newsletter each Wednesday.
Jax, who trained to be a K9, sprang into
action when a man being chased by
police hid behind the dog's home.
Did you laugh at Paper Cat or tear up
during Budweiser’s “Puppy Love” ad?
Here are our favorite clips of the year.
Ever wonder why your cat goes into a
crouch and then suddenly leaps? Our
veterinary behaviorist has the answer.
A reader has heard that his puppy risks
getting parvo if she leaves the house or
yard before her last shot at 16…
Think big dogs are more aggressive? Or
that they can’t live in apartments? We’re
here to dispel these…
In his home country of Thailand, the intelligent and attention-loving Korat is a living symbol of luck and prosperity.
If the video doesn't start playing momentarily,
please install the latest version of Flash.
Thank you for subscribing.