Your 4 Step Plan for a Dog That Jumps
Here’s how to work on a dog that jumps on house guests.
It all starts when the doorbell rings and your dog is on leash.
When you go to the door, have your jumping dog on a leash and just crack the door two inches to greet your visitor.
Let them know what you’re going to do, “I’m going to sit my dog. When I give you the signal come on in.”
Next, take your dog out of the way and grab the collar to stabilize the dog, put your foot on the leash, and then invite your visitor in, “Come on in.”
Once they’re in, you shut the door and your visitor heads to your family room to be seated.
Then you bring your jumping dog in, on leash, careful not to let them jump on the visitor.
Once again, foot on the leash, settle your dog, anchor with your other leg anchoring the foot on the leash. Just say, “Settle,” one time and your dog will settle down.
Now he doesn’t know what you’re doing right now, because you’ve not done this to him before, so he’s a little confused. But you only say, “Settle,” once, then wait for him to figure it out, and he will.
He’ll get tired of being standing there with this snug leash on his collar. Then he’ll eventually settle down, and there he goes.
And that’s how you stop your dog’s jumping on visitors, using the settle command.