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Training tips with Jeff – How to Prevent Jumping

For a lot of dog owners jumping is a major problem. Most dogs jump up on you to re-create a rewarding experience. Often times when they are small puppies we either lift them up to our faces and talk sweet to them in a high happy voice, or we get down low with them. We are generally praising them and petting them, all of which are considered rewarding. This behavior is best avoided from the beginning. Dogs tend to repeat behaviors that reap rewards. Remember the phrase “you get what you pet.” Start from the beginning by only giving praise and rewards when your dog is in the sit position. Then mark the behavior with a word like yes or good. Teach the behavior sit first (we will go over this be

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