A bouncing little dog is adorable. But a leaping full-grown dog that slobbers all over you and your favorite shirt? That can be annoying. If your dog loves to say hi by jumping on people, here are some ways to bring them back down to earth.
Young dogs often jump because they’re so happy to see you and they want to get up close and personal. Adult dogs jump for the same reason — and because they’ve likely learned it as a puppy. The reason they keep jumping is because they get attention for doing so (even if it’s negative attention, it’s still attention in your dog’s book).
If your dog has too much spring in their step (especially towards strangers or visitors), take a look at these tips.
Lastly, there are a few “don’ts” when it comes to training your dog to stop jumping on people. Avoid punishing your dog — this will just make them more anxious and even confuse them, as jumping is a natural behavior.