Ignore the Jumping: Do not give your dog attention when it jumps. Turn your back and avoid eye contact.
Reward Four Paws on the Ground: When your dog approaches you without jumping, reward it with attention, treats, or play.
Use a Consistent Command: Use a clear, consistent command like "sit" or "down" when your dog begins to jump. Once it complies and remains calm, reward it with attention.
Exercise Regularly: Ensure your dog gets enough physical exercise and mental stimulation.
Practice Situations: Recreate situations where your dog is likely to jump and practice the desired behavior. Consistent training helps your dog learn what is expected.
Leash Training: Use a leash indoors to control and redirect your dog when it attempts to jump. This can help in managing its behavior, especially when guests arrive.
Don’t Encourage Jumping: Ensure that all family members and visitors know not to encourage jumping by petting or paying attention when the dog jumps.
Use Deterrents: As a training tool, use a water spray or a noise maker to deter jumping. However, this should be done carefully and not used as a form of punishment.
Teach an Alternative Greeting: Train your dog to perform a different behavior when greeting people, like fetching a toy or lying down.
Seek Professional Help: If the jumping persists, consider consulting a professional dog trainer or behaviorist for personalized advice and training strategies.