Do your dogs jump at you every time they see you? For some, this is a sweet and fond gesture. But if you wear the best wear of the day to attend some event then your dogs do it, you will surely not be joyful regarding their jumping manner.
When someone visits you the first thing that you do is to greet them with smile and politeness. You hug, kiss and excitedly greet each other in ways you like. But when it comes to your dogs, being too excited can make them jump at you and other people. So it is important to teach them politeness in greeting.
Dogs’ Politeness Problems
High display of excitement behavior among your Huskies can’t be appreciated by most people such as your friends and relatives. Older people can be pestered by it while young ones can have trauma due to fear it can cause.
On the other hand, dogs, which belong to less dominant breeds, could perceive Huskies’ greeting manner as a form of attack or threat. With this, they may become timid, little aggressive and fearful in some way.
People will just be annoyed with the behavior and nothing else. But when other dogs get irritated by it, a fight between them may happen and that is not good for dog owners like you. Certain label pertaining to the behavior of your dogs and you as their trainer will be created. So as early as possible leading your dogs to the right way is beneficial. Having a control of them in terms of greeting will make you proud.
Commitment in training Huskies
Training your dogs to be polite needs full commitment. As children taught to have manners, your dogs should also be taught the same. Though the process may be a bit hard and long, it is important for you not to easily give up on them.
Polite greeting means greeting in not harsh or excited way. It is avoiding your Huskies to act crazy and wild whenever there are familiar people around. Being impolite and being the cause of brawls or fights among dogs will be the responsibility of the dog owner. Yes, dogs’ behavior can be change through training. You are part of dogs’ impolite greeting problem. So take part in correcting it. Show them the right way on how to greet people.
Though some may think that jumping at people is a sign of friendliness, you should not be confident and just settle with it. If you have new Husky in your house, training how to properly socialize is very much important. Apologizing and yelling at your dogs every time they saw someone they know is tiring and somewhat embarrassing. It serves as an indication that you can’t handle or manage your dogs effectively. Sometimes it can be disturbing so as early as possible, let your dogs know the right thing to do.
The term friendliness is often associated with impoliteness due to dogs jumping behavior. Jumping onto some will be cute and looks friendly for the first and second time. But if it’s done in a routine, it will surely not be a friendly and joyful thing. It will be annoying. Don’t be one of those dog owners who just let their dogs do what they want to do. Instead, allow them to do things with control and politeness.
With varied problems related to dogs’ impoliteness, how are you going to start changing such behavior? What would you do and would you effectively do it? Here are some ways on how to teach your Huskies to greet in polite manner.
• Knowing the Basics
When meeting new people, bad impressions should not be created. Good perception and expectations should be developed among them. For the start of the training, you should first be knowledgeable on the basics. Don’t just jump on your goal, which is to properly greet people. Steps should be taken one by one. First you should teach them how to SIT as well as WAIT. You can’t just go on with the polite greeting without teaching the basic instructions to your dogs.
When they have learned these commands, then training them how to politely greet people can be easily administered. Polite dogs are dogs that approach people excitedly with their feet settled on the ground and not to a person’s body or legs.
• Teach the type greeting you want for your Dogs
Dogs have their own way of greeting people. Some may approach and greet you through licking and jumping up while other dogs roll down. If you want them to learn polite greeting you also have your options on how they will do it. One of your choices is letting them greet people through just setting in front of them or just lying down in front of them. When inside of your house, you can also prefer teaching them to lay down next your door and just let people to approach them.
Tolerating wrong behaviors every time will just mislead your dogs. Train them to have consistent positive greeting response every time. Using rewards such as treats or praise will be effective when correctly applied. With this, your dogs will be able to understand what’s expected of them when you told them to stand, sit, wait and lie down.
• Assessing the current behavior of your dogs
In order to correctly manage negative behavior of your dogs, you should first assess the current behavior of your dogs. Do they display harsh alarming behavior? Or they have a tolerable temperament? Whether they have a positive, negative and extra negative behavior, you should fully know it. This is vital in assessing what needs to be improved, retained and fully changed.
With your analyzing capability, you will be able to note some triggers. Excitement causing impoliteness can be caused by varied triggers, which include the following:
*The distance between the Huskies to a dog or an individual
*Person or other dogs’ sight
* Clinging sound of dog tags
*Tense, angry and fearful energy coming from other dogs or the owner
*Scent from other dogs and you
How to diffuse the dog trigger?
Early realizing the triggers of your dogs’ behavior will greatly help you in addressing negative practice before it actually shows. Begin diffusing them when a person or dog is approaching. You can stop their excitement and have your control through telling them to lie down or sit. Perform it before other dogs as well as other people enter your dogs’ trigger zone.
Furthermore, you can hinder the excitement of your dogs through directing their attention to other things and not to the approaching person or dog. You can give them instructions like Sit or watch me. Aside from redirecting dogs’ attention, you can also try avoiding the path where approaching dogs or persons settled. In trying all these method, it is important for you to maintain consistency.
Diffusing your dogs’ trigger will enable you stop the development of too much excitement on your dogs. Because when they are well exposed in those triggers, you will surely have a hard time in controlling their behavior.
Teaching politeness is very much essential in making your dogs presentable to other people. This will enable you to avoid annoyance and unwanted situations.