Why will my dog not stop jumping on me?

Why will my dog not stop jumping on me?

He is looking for emotional and physical contact, and particularly if you have a dog that is sensitive to touch (retrievers and many toy dogs are), any physical contact is rewarding for your dog. Attention, even negative attention, reinforces this jumping behavior, and that includes raising your voice to reprimand him.

How do you stop a dog from constantly jumping on you?

Jumps on you when you come in the door:

  • Keep greetings quiet and low-key.
  • If your dog jumps on you, ignore them. Turn and go out the door.
  • Try again. You may have to come in and go out dozens of times before your dog learns they only gets your attention when they keep all four feet on the floor.
  • Why does my dog jump on me so much?

    Usually the motivation for the jumping up behavior is to greet people. Many dogs like to greet face to face, like they do with their canine counterparts. The visitor’s reaction to the dog (whether it be fear or retaliation) would then serve to make the dog anxious about further visitors coming to the home.

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