You know that Rocky is soft as anything. In fact, your Pit Bull loves nothing more than lying on his back being stroked. However, that doesn’t mean he isn't large and strong. Actually, Pit Bull can be extremely strong, and Rocky also has a somewhat intimidating face if you don’t know him. As a result, when he runs and jump up, it doesn’t half scare some strangers and small children. If you’re old, injured or disabled then Rocky can also knock you to the ground when he jumps up. Training him to not jump, therefore, is extremely important.
Teaching this means you will be able to take Rocky to friends' houses without them looking worried or hiding around the door. It also means he won’t be able to jump up in the kitchen and steal food off the table and counter. Finally, training your Pit Bull to not jump could help you stamp out other bad habits too.
Training your Pit Bull to not jump isn’t as complicated as some people think. The first thing to do is introduce a number of deterrence measures. You can then start using obedience commands to increase your control and channel the dog's energy into something more productive. You will also need to create and enforce a number of boundaries.
If your Pit Bull is just a puppy then they should be fast learners. This means you could see results in just a week or so. But if your dog is older, with years of jumping and bad behavior under their collar, then you may need up to six weeks before you fully stamp out the habit. Succeed and you won’t need to worry when you leave food out on the table again. You’ll also be able to relax when a stranger comes over to say hello.
Before you and Rocky start working, you will need to get your hands on a few bits. A relatively short leash will be required. A deterrence collar will also be needed for one of the methods.
You may also want to stock up on mouth-watering treats. Alternatively, you can break the dog's favorite food into small pieces. Try to be as present as possible in the coming weeks to address any jumping swiftly.
Once you have all that, just bring patience and a pro-active attitude, then work can begin!
She's being a bit difficult getting her to stop jumping on pretty much every one, but myself! Also, she tends to play a little to rough with, again any one but myself!
Hello! Here is information on jumping. Jumping: Teach your dog that they receive no attention for jumping on you or anyone else. Teach your dog to do something that is incompatible with jumping up, such as sitting. They can't sit and jump up at the same time. If they are not sitting, they get no attention. It is important to be consistent. Everyone in your family must follow the training program all the time. You can't let your dog jump on people in some circumstances, but not others. Training techniques: When your dog… Jumps on other people: Ask a family member or friend to assist with training. Your assistant must be someone your dog likes and wants to greet. Your dog should never be forced to greet someone who scares them. Give your dog the "sit" command. (This exercise assumes your dog already knows how to "sit.") The greeter approaches you and your dog. If your dog stands up, the greeter immediately turns and walks away. Ask your dog to "sit," and have the greeter approach again. Keep repeating until your dog remains seated as the greeter approaches. If your dog does remain seated, the greeter can give your dog a treat as a reward. When you encounter someone while out walking your dog, you must manage the situation and train your dog at the same time. Stop the person from approaching by telling them you don't want your dog to jump. Hand the person a treat. Ask your dog to "sit." Tell the person they can pet your dog and give them the treat as long as your dog remains seated. Some people will tell you they don't mind if your dog jumps on them, especially if your dog is small and fluffy or a puppy. But you should mind. Remember you need to be consistent in training. If you don't want your dog to jump on people, stick to your training and don't make exceptions. Jumps on you when you come in the door: Keep greetings quiet and low-key. If your dog jumps on you, ignore them. Turn and go out the door. Try again. You may have to come in and go out dozens of times before your dog learns they only gets your attention when they keep all four feet on the floor. Jumps on you when you're sitting: If you are sitting and your dog jumps up on you, stand up. Don't talk to your dog or push them away. Just ignore them until all four feet are on the ground. Please let me know if you have additional questions. Thank you for writing in!
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