How to stop a puppy from jumping on people

Jumping up on people When a puppy comes running up to us and jumps on us, we think, “She loves me, she is so happy to see me!” We feel special and chosen and cherished. And who doesn’t thrill to watch puppies jumping and leaping about in play? They are so carefree, so full of […]

Training a dog to behave when guests visit

by Martin Deeley Have you ever loaned a favorite tool or item to a friend and when they return it, it is ruined? I hate to say it, but friends can also ruin all the training you do with your pup. Guests can overwhelm a puppy, they can frighten him, teach him bad habits, and […]

6 steps to managing a dog’s over-excitement

A dog that’s spinning in circles, jumping up and down, or barking and yipping is not a happy dog. These are all signs of over-excitement. The dog has excess energy, and the only way her brain knows how to deal with it is to work it off physically. Unfortunately, people often interpret these signs as […]

A hyper Jack Russell Terrier

Dear Pawfessor, We have a four-month-old Jack Russell named Wetto. Our dog problem with him is taking him for dog walks. He is taking us for walk — even though we continuously stop and try to get him to walk next to us. He wants to smell everything and tries to run ahead. We also […]