Puppies are playful, happy, and full of energy. They long for attention and praise and it is extremely difficult not to indulge them no matter what they do. But giving in to that impulse and not correcting puppy misbehavior can lead to problems like dog jumping.
As the dog gets older and larger, the owner cannot understand why it is so hard to break the jumping habit. People, most unknowingly, rewarded inappropriate behavior, and then, want it to stop. That only confuses your dog.
Here is where positive reinforcement, punishment-free obedience training pays off. If your dog has been trained to “SIT-STAY” until you give a release command, all you will have to do is give the “SIT-STAY”cue.