Why do dogs jump up on people?
As with all behavior challenges, the best place to start is to try to understand the reason or motivation behind the behavior. Dogs jump on people for a variety of reasons; including:
Check out my summary of 3 of the most important things to consider when rewarding your dog:
This video and the supplementary worksheet focus specifically on food rewards. Note that toys, play, praise, and petting can all be used as reinforcement as well; just remember that your dog must truly find something rewarding in order for it to be teaching them something.
So, here are 3 easy ways to start giving your dog more choice in their daily life:
If you're a dog owner who is preparing to bring a new baby into your home, you've obviously got a lot on your mind right now. And you're likely receiving an overwhelming amount of conflicting advice from random sources on the internet and from well-meaning acquaintances. How do you know what to prioritize and who to trust?
Here's a guide to help you feel more prepared and to direct you towards reliable resources and support.
I often receive questions from clients and followers about topics that many other dog owners can relate to. In an effort to help others who may have similar questions, here are the answers to a few recent questions.
Our dog is really good at some basic things, but a lot of time we need to repeat the command a few times before she does it. For example, if we are having dinner and we tell her down, we usually need to repeat it many times. And until we get “annoyed” she doesn't actually do it. Is this common or is she stubborn?
This past weekend, we tent-camped with some friends and their pup, and it was our first time camping with Rosie. She was of course really excited about exploring the area and hanging out with her dog-buddy Hoxton, and we were really proud of how she managed with the brand-new experience. A lot of it comes down to Rosie's personality and the training we've done with her, but I really think that the supplies I brought along for her made a big difference. So I thought I’d share the list in case it helps anyone else who’s planning a trip!
Here’s what we brought along for our little pup scout:
Boost your dog's responsiveness by playing this fun game!