Monday, March 09, 2009

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Training Tip

Jumping – The following suggestions work in general for most dogs, (none of them will apply to all dogs because every dog is an individual like people and every situation is different):
• Swivel your hip into the dog as he leaps on you. Unless you have REALLY bony hips, this shouldn't harm the dog, but will deflect the force of the jump off the more vulnerable parts of your body.
• Step forward and invade the dog's space, possibly also getting him off balance. This move needs to be timed accurately, and used only with dogs that are not fragile or aggressive.
• Give your dog a “sit” cue; a sitting dog is not a jumping dog.
• Give your dog a “down” cue; a dog lying down is not a jumping dog.

Need more training advice? Contact Karen Anderson at PetAgreed Dog Training

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