When a Husky puppy jumps up on your legs trying to get your attention, your first instinct is probably to coo and say "awww." In puppies, jumping up is cute and harmless. However, Huskies quickly grow up and begin jumped on by a 60-pound adult Husky is no longer cute and definitely not harmless. Imagine your Husky jumping up to greet your little old grandma, and suddenly the importance of teaching your Husky not to jump on you becomes clear.
In the dog world, jumping up is a natural part of the greeting process. Dogs often lick each others' muzzles as a way to show affection and your Husky is likely trying to do the same to you. She will not understand scolding as a response. In reality, scolding your pup when she jumps will make her more likely to keep jumping on you, since a lick to the face is a dog's way of apologizing. Instead of scolding or punishment, you can help your Husky learn not to jump through consistent positive reinforcement of the behaviors you want to see. After a few weeks, your furry friend will learn how to greet you and your guests calmly and politely.
You will need some tasty treats as you get started with this method. Jumping is a strong desire, so make sure you pick something delicious that your dog only gets during training time. It is important to have everyone who is interacting with your Husky follow the rules of not jumping. Don't let guests encourage your dog when she jumps, as this will only reinforce bad behaviors. While it may be difficult, being consistent with your Husky as she learns this new behavior is crucial to teaching her not to jump up on you.