Keeping a puppy is definitely a fun thing to do, yet training them into well-behaved puppies—and adult dogs should be really significant. It is important that your puppy’s presence does not become a disturbance and menace for the family members and friends by training some necessary tricks and behavior. Commonly, the most disturbing behavior a dog might do other than barking loudly and continuously is jumping high on people in every meeting occasion and jumping onto the furniture in the house. The first behavior might prevent your colleagues from visiting the house, while the latter might be a disturbance for you and other house members in daily basis.
How to train a boxer not to jump up on people
Some dogs have a tendency to jump on people—or strangers every time they meet one. This can be intolerable, especially if the people they jump on are terrified—or simply do not like dogs. Hence, training the dog and eventually makes her understand that this behavior is not acceptable will be essential. With boxer, the training should not be very hard, as this dog breed is known as the 5th most intelligent dog, which makes trainings easier. You will therefore, be able to dismiss this behavior if teaching your boxer as soon as she understands instructions—that is in her 4 to 6 weeks.
Some notes on training a boxer not to jump on people include:
- Teach the boxer not to jump on you first.
Dogs learn from our behavior—and implied messages. Hence, let them know how you need them to behave, and since boxer is intelligent, this should be understandable for them. Send them a message that jumping—on everything and everyone is strictly prohibited by doing these things:
- Control their reactions, for example, when greeting you home. Do not praise any excessive reactions, such as jumping and running around in circles to prevent them for mistaken it for a good behavior. Ignore them if they ever do this.
- Tell your friends and families visiting your house to ignore any excitement your boxer might show them.
- Teach other people to support you controlling the boxer
- No one should pay attention to any excessive excitement the boxer show.
- If the boxer tries to jump on anyone, tell them to turn away from her. Turn their back and immediately walk away from the dog, giving a message that the behavior is not acceptable.
- Ignoring the dog means no eye contact, no touching, and no talking.
- Give the boxer compliment if they have calmed down and have no intention on jumping on anyone any longer.
- Give attention as soon as you are free and there is nothing else needs to be done. Pet the boxer or let her sit around you to let her get the message that she has done something good, right, and acceptable during a required time.
- Be consistent and persistent. Do all the steps whenever the dog tries to jump.
How to train a boxer not to jump on furniture
Some other boxers, however, are the boss in the house. They like to jump on to the couch or bed. This behavior, in fact, is as unacceptable as jumping on anyone. Do these to reduce their habit of jumping on furniture.
- Don’t ever allow the boxer to get on to the couch or bed. Immediately correct their behavior and bring them back down whenever they try to get on to the couch.
- If you want them to lie beside you on the couch occasionally, let the boxer know. Only let them get on to the couch when invited. Otherwise, correct the behavior and bring them back down. As soon as the boxer is on the floor, order them to sit down by making a pointy finger gesture and eye contact.
- Give the boxer compliments or food reward if they obey to stay away from the couch.
- If the boxer prefers to be on the couch because they do not like the cold or hard flooring, put some warm rug for them to lie on.