It's a lot easier to
prevent your German
from jumping up at you when he is a small
puppy - if you leave it till later, you will find it a lot more
difficult to stop your German Shepherd from jumping up at you or your
visitors to your home.
Whilst you may
find it amusing when your young German
Shepherd puppy is
delighted that you are back home - he wags his tail and excitedly jumps
up at you to greet you - think when he grows into a full size dog
weighing 80-90lbs and you have a handful of shopping or a young baby in
your arms - it
won't be so amusing then!
Or suppose he were
to jump up at you or your elderly relatives when
visiting your home?
Shepherd Dog is naturally pleased to welcome you back home
and get your immediate attention as he has missed you throughout the
day, but you must not let him jump up at you and behave in this way.
can you stop your German Shepherd Dog from jumping up at you?
Some people say
that you should totally ignore your dog when you first
come home and get through the door, but
I don't agree with this
- think of your dog as a small child
running towards you excitedly - would you ignore the child - of course
not - so
why ignore your German Shepherd?
My suggestion is
to get through the door, get all your family in first
- then shut the door and then say hello to your German Shepherd, giving
him your attention -
make him sit first and then make a fuss of him.
If he tries to
jump up at you, then say 'OFF' in
a loud commanding voice
and then tell him
to sit. When
he is calm and sitting gazing up at you waiting for your attention -
then lean down to him and praise him.
If he does not
obey, then as he jumps up at you, turn slightly sideways
to him so as to avoid eye contact and push him away and at the same
time say 'OFF'! in
a loud commanding voice
If he has not
obeyed you in either circumstance - then totally ignore
just hate being ignored - they
always seek your attention so you
must, (as his
Alpha pack leader)
be the dominant
and he must
learn to obey your commands.
You should also
inform any visitors to your home that this is the
method you use to stop your German Shepherd Dog from jumping up at you
and your family members, or visitors to your home.
By doing this on a
regular and consistent basis, your German
will soon learn that he does not get your attention if he jumps up at
you - he
must remain calm and sit before he can get your attention.
this training of your German Shepherd Dog to stop
jumping up at you will become a lot easier to manage and control your German
and is best started when your dog is still at the puppy stage.
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