Stop a Dog from Jumping on People

I use two different approaches to dealing with this scenario depending on the age and temperament of the dog. To deter dogs from jumping up on people, either get the dog to decide that jumping on people is not to his advantage or give the dog something else to do so that it is impossible for him to jump up. A dog that has been commanded to “sit” cannot possibly jump up on a person entering the house at the door. If the dog tries to jump up, the owner simply needs to enforce the sitting behavior with a collar and leash. For young dogs and dogs with “soft” personalities, this technique of “giving the dog something else to do” works extremely well to discourage jumping behavior. If you have a b

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