No more jumping Up!
Canine Zone|December 2019 - January 2020
Part one of how to deal with common behaviour problems
Celia McCulla

We love dogs – that’s why we get them. We plan on sharing our homes and our love with them. As we share our lives with them, we discover that some behaviours can become a nuisance.

Common behaviour problems are natural behaviours for our furry friends, such as jumping, barking, chewing, digging, etc. These natural behaviours become a problem when they start to cause a disturbance, or become destructive or harmful. Luckily, dogs are quite clever and can be trained; therefore, many common behaviour problems can be resolved or improved.

In this issue we’ll deal with jumping, which is a menacing behaviour that starts from puppyhood and is usually encouraged by the loving family who dote on their puppy with attention and love. Puppy starts growing up and by six months is a much larger version of the once-small puppy.

After months of attention when the dog is jumping, the dog is suddenly facing punishment for the behaviour. You can imagine how confusing this must be for the dog. Imagine you were in this same situation. You are encouraged to help yourself to the sweet bowl and then suddenly, out of the blue, you’re punished for helping yourself.

Wouldn’t you rather know what you should be doing, instead of just getting punished? Well, I can tell you for sure that the dog most definitely doesn’t want the punishment to continue.

TEACH YOUR DOG HOW TO INTERACT WITH YOU

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