Campbells Canine Training

How to prevent a puppy from developing a jumping problem

Unwanted behaviors such as jumping up for attention are often learned at a young age. A puppy demands a response from us by being physical and putting its paws on us as well as barking and nipping. We inadvertently reward this by petting or picking up our puppy. You don’t want your puppy to interpret this as a reward for a behavior you are not going to like in the near future. When your puppy is excited, stay calm. Do not feed into your puppy’s frenzy. Only pet your puppy when he is seated. At first, you will need to help him get into the seated position. Then calmly pet and praise your puppy. This will teach your puppy at a young age to earn attention instead of physically demanding it.