How to calm a jumpy dog

HAPPY DOG PAWS. How to calm a jumpy dog

Whether dogs are jumping up on people to greet them or jumping up on the furniture, our canine companions sometimes have trouble keeping all four feet on the floor.

Although jumping up is a natural behavior for dogs, it can cause problems for humans because they could cause serious damage by knocking that person to the ground. Even small dogs can hurt someone by jumping up.

They have to be taught that this behavior is unacceptable. However, it is helpful to understand why they are doing it. Continue reading