Polite Greetings – STOP Jumping

How to train your dog to stop jumping up. This video goes over how to train your dog to stop jumping by training the dog what you DO want him to do instead of jumping. Dogs and puppies naturally want to jump up on people for many reasons. This video covers how to condition your dog to be calm and offer a trained greeting behavior to the most common triggers that elicit jumping – the guests movement, eye contact, touch and voice.

Thanks to dog trainer Sarah Surritt from Get Pawsitive Dog Training for supplying her training footage. https://www.getpawsitive.com/ I met Sarah 15? years ago when we volunteered at the same shelter helping train the shelter dogs.

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32 Comments on “Polite Greetings – STOP Jumping”

    1. Yes, my dogs go nuts for my mom. Halo and Wish started jumping, and so I thought it was good to make a video of them before I trained them. Can you see how excited Wish lol its like shes going to explode.

    2. @Dog Training by Kikopup that dance at 7.47 made me laugh! Yeah Wish was trying so hard bless her. Like my youngest, 0-100 in 1 sec, cocker/collie n very impulsive plus reinforcement history for jumping. Been working on this with her a while, I need more guests than 1/week lol. Do you think putting jump on cue helps?

  1. Thank you so much for another fantastic tutorial. Thank you also Bella Fiore Lagotas for helping to make these videos possible. Thank you also Sarah Surritt for your training footage Much gratitude thank you very much.
    As always absolutely love all what you do & very much appreciate your time dedication, commitment & sharing your expertise. You never fail to impress, your the best. Thank you.

  2. I haven’t seen a breakdown like this before, Emily! Great video and great topic! Often in obedience classes addressing jumping is difficult to do in this much detail, so this could be a great video to refer to in segments for a step by step approach. Always love your content and your training approach!

    1. Yes, I agree, you cant spend 11 mins talking in a class. Actually from working with a lot of reactive dogs, where they want to jump up and bite the person in the face, I break up the training similarly to this video but even more steps and carefully adding triggers together, like eye contact plus talking etc.

  3. Thanks Emily. This is the first time I’ve seen you break it down so much!!. It was cool that you showed what to do if your pup breaks and does it wrong. That really helps.

  4. Thank you! We’ve been trying to work on this with our pup, but only as guests arrive. As I’m sure you can guess, it hasn’t been the most effective! Now I know what to do!

    1. The good thing about it, is that most often guests are excited with saying hi to your dog and dont want to listen, so when you repeat making them say hi, LOL, the next time they come over they are not as excited about saying hi to the dog because they had to do it 20 times last time 🙂

  5. This is beautiful in every respect: topic, content, approach, color, text entries, sound, cast and HD quality.
    This must have cost you many, many hours of filming and editing. We are impressed: beautiful result.
    You are still getting better all the time. Many thanks.

    1. Awe thanks Ted. That means a lot! I struggled with the sound and the image quality! I cried even because it was so frustrating when my computer kept crashing. I will go to the apple genius bar here in san diego to see what Im doing wrong.

  6. Great vid, thank you so much Emily. This should definitely be one of the first exercises each dog trainer explains and works on with humans and dogs,

  7. This is a fantastic video thankyou. I would love to see a video on getting dogs to calmly greet each other. I have 4 dogs and I usually take 2 out together but the process of reuniting them all is often chaotic!

    1. I would suggest that you do the same thing, work with them when they have not been separated, so walk out the door come back, switch. Perhaps you tell them to all sit for treats, or all go to their beds etc.

  8. A strange tip I learned about movement dogs especially with fluffy tails, trim them gently a bit, they will be less reactive for training, over a very long time you can let it grow out as they get used to this. Also do various touches in their sensitive spots. Sometimes the rear end hair can be trimmed too. Our cattle dog was super sensitive and finally she is understanding her tail and other sensory parts that she was bred for. Each dog is different with this and sometimes a life experience may have reinforced certain reactions. Love the video keep sharing. Prayers to the journey and find joy each day and blessings

  9. You are awesome!! I love your training videos! I have learned a lot and have been implementing some of your techniques. I even started a channel with Sarge and our adventures.

  10. Oh yay, this is such an awesome update to your jumping up video!! I LOVE this! Thanks so much for sharing this stuff for free… I share a lot of your videos with clients and it makes a really nice supplement to our training. They’re thorough, easy to follow, well recorded, just so happy this exists

  11. Thank you for all of the information in this video! My 7 month old puppy gets so excited and pees when she meets guests so this is perfect for training to meet guests!

  12. This is the first video about training your dog not to jump where I feel like I can actually apply your teachings! Thank you! Excited to start with my dog though I might have to watch this a few more times haha

  13. Thank you so much for this. Will start working on this! Helps it to break down and make it easy to work at in small steps

  14. Hey there Emily, thank you so much for your incredible videos. Once I’m more financially stable I’m going to become a member for sure ♡ I was just wondering if you had any videos on greetings for dogs who become reactive because of some people’s impolite greeting techniques? My boy is starting to become very upset and reactive/snappy whenever someone (men and children in particular though) stares at him, leans over him or reaches down on him. He is a Border Terrier and a great little dog in all other aspects and this has only started recently after a couple of very impolite greetings from strangers. I will follow this protocol but wasn’t sure if there was any other tips or videos you may have that would be helpful? Thank you so much for your time, I am positive that you have saved MANY dogs from rehoming, surrendering and euthanasia with your clear, concise and accessible training.

  15. Fantastic video! This is pretty much exactly what I would do as a professional trainer, and this is a great resource to send people who want to try to do it on their own. Thanks!!!

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