Young dogs also jump on each other as part of play – it is completely normal for dogs to do this. This means that jumping up is often worse in Labradors than in some other breeds Jumping up is a behaviour that typically sneaks up on you.And because this is normal behaviour for young dogs in a family group, they do it to their human family members too Many dogs naturally jump less once they are mature, but sometimes humans prolong or worsen the jumping up stage by inadvertently rewarding the dog for jumping up when he is small. They take a long time to reach maturity emotionally. After all, a three month old Labrador puppy is simply cute when he stands on his little hind legs and puts his paws on your knee.This is because pushing and shoving is a normal part of dog play.

But usually, ignoring the dog is a part of the solution, rather than a solution in itself.

You will need to incorporate some training techniques as well In practice are three problems with ignoring the dog And, just as with the knee in the chest method, not everyone will follow your advice.

For some reason best known to themselves, there are people out there who enjoy being embraced by a large wet dog, and will make a big fuss of him when he jumps up, no matter what you say. So once again, you are in the difficult situation of having a technique that relies on every potential victim / visitor carrying out your instructions.

And the simple fact is, most of them are simply not going to do that. We need a method you can control, which prevents the dog being rewarded for jumping up, but which also offers him another more acceptable way of greeting people.

If the dog is not stopped at this point the problem is likely to get worse and often peaks at about one year old.

The one year old dog is still puppyish, playful, and very boisterous.In theory if you simply fold your arms and turn your back on your dog, he won’t receive any reinforcement for jumping up, and jumping up will therefore naturally die out.And sometimes this works, especially to prevent the dog jumping on his owner.The problems begin to arise when your labrador reaches six or seven months old.And weighs enough for you to really feel it when his paws hit the centre of your chest.Especially with a boisterous and powerful young labrador. However these are not the only reasons for rejecting this method.