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What are the best methods for preventing my dog from jumping on people?

Asked a year ago

Our dog does not hump but often jumps at them for attention. She is quite tiny so her little nails can scratch quite painfully when she does. How do we get her to stop this?

Alejandro Price

Tuesday, April 04, 2023

Practice the “four on the floor” training trick to stop the jumping. This positive-reinforcement technique is as simple as it sounds: simply reward the dog with a treat and praise enthusiastically when all four paws are on the ground and ignore or take a step back when the dog starts to jump up. Your dog will quickly begin to understand that greeting people politely results in yummy rewards!

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