Dog Training – Recall and Not Jumping Up
Teach your Dog Recall/Not Jumping
Teaching your dog to come when called and not to jump on people can be a simple task if done properly.
Jumping is normal behavior and not something you should punish your dog for.
Furthermore, Jumping is a motor milestone that requires strength, balance, coordination, and assists in your dog stretching her muscles.
Don’t wait until you find being jumped on distasteful or even uncomfortable.
Does Training Prevent Dog Jumping on You?
Start training your dog to behave well as early during puppyhood.
One needs to know what is causing your dog to jump so as to know how to curb the bad behaviour.
Allowing your dog to jump on people is sometimes a very bad idea.
There are some training methods that are recommended for deterring jumping by your pooch.
In dog training or puppy training, the key is always to focus on reinforcing behavior that we like and avoid reinforcement of behavior we don’t like.
These are some of the reasons for the behavior.
Why Does a Dog Jump on You?
Your dog can be seeking attention when playing or needs something.
Sometimes your dog may be bored and want to feel appreciated and loved.
As much as this may help in bonding constant nagging of attention may frustrate you as the owner especially when you are busy.
In this situation to teach your dog not to jump you may need to train him, ignore or give him an alternative task to indulge in.
Here are steps that you can use when training him to prevent jumping when seeking attention.
1. Ignore him when he jumps on you.
Start with turning your back on him when he jumps.
When on his four paws on the ground acknowledge him and reward instantly with affection or a high-value treat.
2. Use Low Voice
Positive body language calms your dog. Indeed, use a low voice to calm him and make sure to offer the treat at his level so he can take it easy.
3. Train Consistently.
Soon your dog will understand that sitting or waiting patiently gets him what he wants: your attention.
4. Encourage Friends and Family to Ignore the Dog in the case of Jumping.
Training is effectively when all family members, visitors follow the guidelines. Similarly, if this proves difficult, tether your dog to the sofa.
Your guests can interact with him when he has all paws on the ground, and move away when he attempts to jump on them.
Separation anxiety can make your dog have stress and exhibit bad behavior like jumping and biting you as she is not used to staying for long hours alone.
Equally important, if your dog is clingy or nervous teach the place command. As a result, she will learn to stay somewhere until you release her.
To prevent your dog from being an anxious and clingy pet delegate and allow someone to feed her. Moreover, do not make it a big deal when you are leaving.
Likewise, ignore the dog and leave, same case when you return. As well, allow the dog to calm down when you come in. Ignore and say hello when the dog is on her four paws.
This can be hard to handle but you need to work with your dog too. Give toys that keep her busy when you are leaving.
You can also use supplements but consult your vet if the separation anxiety is serious.
Lack of Confidence
A lot of things can frighten our dogs, simply teaching him basic good manners.
Nevertheless, through positive reinforcement training, he can respond appropriately to your cues and make his environment more predictable.
Thus, build his confidence to understand what you’re asking of him, and to understand the consequences of his behavior.
Good confidence boosters include agility, clicker training, and basic training as your puppy grows.
Excited dogs often want attention, such as being petted or talked to.
Unfortunately, many dogs have learned that jumping up is a great way to get attention,
The dog wants to greet you and has to stand on her two hind legs to be close to you.
Due to excitement, she might jump on you and your guest embarrassing you.
How can You Control a Jumping Dog
In like manner, get your dog on a leash to control her. Also, do not greet her until she calms down and is on her four paws.
Undoubtedly, when calm allow her to meet and greet your guests. Practice this on several occasions until your dog is used to be calm.
Give a treat or praise when your dog has all four paws on the floor. Your dog should know once they jump you withdraw all the praise and treats.
Unquestionably, if your dog continues to jump when guests are around, remove him from the room.
Solutions for a Dog that Jumps
- Set a barrier like a playpen.
- Teach Sit Command.
- Teach Recall Command.
Teach Sit Command
Sit command is one of the most basic obedience commands you need to teach every puppy.
Every time your dog starts to jump up, tell her to sit and then lean down and praise her when she does.
Further, praise her and give a treat when she obeys.
Teach the Recall Command
It can be very frustrating when you call your dog and she doesn’t come.
If a dog is not properly trained it can cause you embarrassment in the public when you call them and she ignores.
Not only can you wonder if your dog is suffering from a hearing disorder but also discover they do not respect you as the pack leader.
This can seem like a big problem for any dog owner but when done as advised can be simple to solve.
Dogs can run around for long without a leash, but it is good to teach them the recall command for their safety.
Positive Reinforcement Training
Use treats and praise to teach your dog good recall and have them in plenty.
Importantly, she needs to learn that coming back to you is always a good thing.
In order for your dog to see the recall training is different from all the other training use a different specific treat for recall.
When teaching recall makes training fun and use positive body language.
Alongside this, use a happy, excited voice with open arms and crouched downwards to train recall.
Steps to Teach your Dog to Come Back
- Do this training in an open area or backyard to have plenty of space.
- Stay close to her and call her name as you start recall training.
- After getting all her attention call her name again and give a reward.
- Have a “cue word” that you say when you want your dog to return when far away.
- Let her know when you say the “cue word” she should stop what she is doing and come back to you.
- You can also use a dog whistle with different pitches for different commands that your dog understands.
- Once your dog returns give a treat or praise as a reward, she will feel appreciated and stick to that.
- Keep the training ongoing and increase the distance between you two after every trial.
- Use a harness/lead with a long line to walk your dog on during training and include distractions too along the way.
- If your dog gets distracted when far from you guide them back and reward when they return.
- Do not reward in case your dog ignores you.
- Let them learn to obey the command gets them the treat or praise.
- When your dog returns quickly give them a high-value treat than before to encourage the behavior.
- Eventually, your dog should learn to come in any and every situation.
Tips For Succeeding in Teaching your Dog to Come
Remember when training is done with an excited trainer even the dog can feel positive energy.
Continue motivating her with a treat every time she comes back. With time the dog will get used and you can stop giving the treat.
The training can also be conducted in a familiar fun place, for example, at the park. When you are bonding playing with her a game of fetch training can be very effective.
You can attach a reward treat on her favourite toy as throw for her to fetch.
A dog would jump to greet you, to show excitement, to issue a challenge, or because this behaviour was “rewarded” in the past.
In conclusion, do not punish your dog with a negative response like yelling or shouting at him, splashing water on him, using your knee or collar yanking as this might make the dog fearful.
Alternatively, use positive reinforcement training, for instance, ignore when she jumps, train the basic command and rewards with praise or treat when the dog obeys.