A jam-packed season of holiday parties and travel means you'll want to make sure all members of your family -- pets included -- are on their best behavior. These tips will ensure your furry friend makes the best impression on holiday hosts and guests.
Problem: Jumping on People
An excited dog often pounces with joy when someone walks in the door. Besides being obnoxious, this behavior could easily cause the dog to hurt a child or an elderly person.
Solution: Positive Reinforcement
Start by using a leash or harness to practice with family several times each day, and then introduce visitors until the pet sits automatically for everyone. When it has all four feet on the floor, reward it with a treat and praise it profusely using its name. Alternatively, use a command such as "sit" while training, which gives the dog a specific action to maintain.
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