The jumping behavior of the dog - Der Vierbeiner Blog

The jumping behavior of the dog

Numerous dogs are happy to greet their owners or visitors when they come home or stop by after a monotonous day at work. Some owners see this as a method of their dog’s friendship, but when they do it to visitors or even small children, it is anything but a problem. The best way to prevent this is to not allow it with anyone, even the caring owner.

When dogs jump up on people for energy or to greet them, they can hurt them by scratching them with their paws, tripping over them when they try to walk through the doorway, or even knocking them over.

Jumping up on people can be honest behavior on the part of dogs, but it can quickly scare off visitors and lead to injury as well. Reasons why dogs generally jump up on people are:

  • They are trying to say „hello“
  • They are eager to see someone
  • People are bigger than dogs, and they need to see their face
  • They feel the need for quick friendship
  • They show that they are causing problems
  • They crave attention
  • They try to gain dominance

Why jumping occurs in dogs

There are a few different reasons why dogs want to jump on people immediately – both people they know and love, and people they are just getting to know. Some of the reasons why dogs engage in this behavior include:


At the point when dogs need to greet their owners or visitors, they may need to jump up to try to get a closer look. They may be happy and have trouble controlling their activities, and jumping up to get into better contact may feel like it’s their only alternative.

They are eager to see someone

When dogs are invigorated, they need to romp and play. Bouncing up on people is another method to show this energy. Excited canines do whatever it takes to not be destructive by jumping up; be that as it may, it can hurt the individual or even them.

Individuals are greater than canines, and they need to see their appearances

Dogs are accustomed to meeting other dogs (or cats) by being at or near eye level. With humans, they may need to get a closer look at their appearance so they can sniff and see them better. Jumping up is one method of approaching contact.

They feel the need for quick friendship

To get noticed quickly, dogs may hop up to befriend their owner or visitor. Dogs crave friendship, and if they have been away from everyone else at home for some time, they especially need to show their owner or visitor that they missed them while they were gone.

What to do if your dog jumps

In the event that your dog jumps up on individuals, you can make him stop. There are a couple of unique alternatives, and one of them could be to make an appointment with your vet for an actual assessment and surprisingly, a social assessment. Typically, dogs that jump on people have a social problem to a greater degree, and your vet can give you ideas on how best to prepare your dog not to jump.

One step you can take is to let him know that you will not greet him or even make a visual connection with him until all four paws are on the ground. This may be a bit stressful at first, but eventually your dog will understand that this is the only way he can stand out enough to be noticed by you. When all paws are on the ground, greet him