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Why Dogs Jump Up On People & How To Train Them To Stop

When a new pup is brought into our home, he bonds with us and sees us as his leader. We'll usually clap and call his name, encouraging him to come to us. When he obeys, we celebrate with attention that usually ends with him jumping into our arms or with us picking him up. In this way the pup learns that jumping up is a way to get affection and attention. As he grows up, though, we no longer want him jumping all over us or anyone else.When considering how to correct problem behaviors like jumping up, you need to consider your individual dog's temperament before deciding on the best method for addressing this unwanted behavior. You should always try...

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Fun & Easy Tricks To Teach Your Dog

Before you begin teaching your dog new tricks, it is important that he already knows how to do simple commands like sit, stay and lie-down. These basics commands will be very helpful as you teach your dog more complicated tasks. Additionally, you might want to head over to your local store and pick up a few dog treats- you're going to need them. Simple Stunts When you first begin teaching your dog to do tricks, you might want to start simple. Here are a few simple stunts to get you started. Roll Over: While more dominant breeds may have a few issues with this trick since they rarely like to have their bellies exposed, most dogs tend to learn roll over fairly easily....

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