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How to Stop a Dog From Jumping

How to Stop a Dog From Jumping

Professional dog trainers are asked many questions, but the two most common ones about jumping are: “How can I keep my dog from jumping on me or others?” and “How can I make my dog jump over something?”

While it may seem counter-intuitive, training your dog to jump over objects can help prevent jumping behavior. Setting time aside for your dog to jump teaches your dog to only jump on cue and over an object. You’ll need a six-foot training leash, pole and delicious training treats.

Set up the jump

Jumps can be made with a pole, standing stick or even a broom. The height of the jump is established by measuring the height between your dog’s front paw and shoulder and dividing that number by two.

Step over with your legs

Once the jump is set up and your dog is on a leash, approach the jump and step over it. The idea is to have your dog follow your lead. Treat your dog after he jumps over the object. If he refuses, consider using a better treat or lowering the jump.

Add a cue

When your dog is comfortable jumping over the object, it’s time to add a cue word, such as “jump” or “over.” Always praise and treat your dog after a successful leap.

For more information on how to teach your dog not to jump, check out this article.

Watch this happy dog jump around the field.

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Dog Training Success Story Winner (2 of 2)

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ABC’s Success Story Contest Co-Winner

Congratulations to Sally Eccleston!

Sally was unable to continue her 35-year painting career due to health issues. A life-long dog lover, she decided to change to a career where she could work with and maybe even help dogs, especially those with behavioral problems and shelter animals. After considering a variety of job options, including opening her own dog walking business, Sally still felt there was a hole in her plan. Then, one night after seeing an Animal Behavior College commercial on TV, she realized she was missing education. Continue reading

Dog Training Success Story Winner (1 of 2)

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ABC’s Success Story Contest Co-Winner

Congratulations Shaunee!

At Animal Behavior College, we hear a lot of success stories from our enrolled students and graduates. The wonderful testimonies are always a treat for us to hear and are great reminders to all of us here at ABC that the lives of people and animals are bettered because of our programs.

Our most recent contest asked ABC students (past and present) to submit video testimonies of their success stories. We had two winners who won the contest. Continue reading

Driving with Your Dog

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Dog Car Safety

Driving with DogsWhen it comes to driving with dogs, many pet owners focus on the actual transportation aspect. Getting a dog to go inside a vehicle is difficult and making sure he’s comfortable is even harder. However, one of your first priorities is to ensure a safe environment for your pet.
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Foods Poisonous to Dogs

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Toxic Foods for Dogs

Toxic Foods for DogsAlmost everyone knows chocolate is bad for dogs, but there’s a range of foods that are poisonous to dogs. Below, we take a look at the long list of toxic foods for dogs. Continue reading

Exercise is the Best Medicine For Dogs & People

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Exercise Your Dog

Exercise Your Dog

It’s no secret how important exercise is not only for people, but for dogs as well. Professional dog trainers recommend exercising your dog for at least 30 minutes everyday. Despite factors, such as age or breed, physical activity is essential to your dog’s health. The best part about exercising your dog is you can fit in your workouts as well, which builds greater companionship between you two.

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Kong Dog Toys for Chewing Problems

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Redirect Your Dog with a Kong Toy

Kong Dog Toys

All dogs chew. They’re naturally born with the need to chew and require stimulation. Their boredom can lead to unwanted chewing and bad behavior. While you can’t completely stop your dog from chewing, you can train your dog to chew on appropriate items. You can do this by introducing your dog to the Kong toy.

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Rawhide for Dogs

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Buying Rawhide Dog Chews

Tips on Selecting Rawhides

Rawhide Dog Bones

Rawhide dog chews are a great way to redirect your dog’s attention. Rather than chewing on your shoes or furniture, your dog can receive the same satisfaction from chewing on rawhide.

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