If you have got a Husky jumping problem and wish to put an end to it, then you will want to read this article. In particular, we'll discuss why Huskies jump, tips on how to stop Husky jumping, and what not to do when attempting to stop this behavior. I will explain each of these topics in this article, and demonstrate how you can train your Husky not to jump up.
Before beginning to train your Husky not to jump, you should understand why they jump in the first place. All dogs love to jump after they see their owners or visitors because they're excited and want to greet them. Dogs naturally greet each other by sniffing each others' noses or licking each others' muzzles. They want to do the same to you by reaching your face and making eye contact. Now that you understand why your Husky jumps up, the basics of how to train him not to jump should be straightforward.
There is just one basic concept involved in stopping Husky jumping. Your main objective is to teach your Husky that he only gets affection or attention when his front paws are touching the ground. The next time that your Husky jumps up to greet you, you need to completely ignore him; don't try to push him away or yell at him, just stand there or turn around until he calms down. The moment his front paws touch the ground, pet him and give him lots of positive attention and praise. Keep in mind that the main idea here is to ignore him while he is overly excited and jumping on you, and to only praise him when his front paws are on the floor.
There are a few things that you shouldn't do when trying to stop your Husky's jumping. You should try not to greet him excitedly as it will only make him more excited and more likely to jump. Alternatively, try greeting him calmly. Also never touch or push him away when he jumps on you -- he might see this as initiating play. You should never use physical aggression, yelling or shouting as any of these things will only make him more excited and will not help with the training. If he performs any undesired behaviors, just pay no attention to him.
While your Husky's jumping can be irritating, his intentions aren't to irritate you and just has to be shown the proper way to greet people. Focus on praising or rewarding your Husky when he sits calmly and ignoring him when he jumps on you. Avoid using physical methods or shouting and yelling as you don't want to show your Husky that greeting you is bad. Put these tips to use in order to stop Husky jumping problems.
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