I'm so glad you have come to catch the vibe with the huskies today!
I feel like dancing!
The weekend is here!
Since it's Saturday, we are linking up with
Ruckus the Eskie for his Sepia Saturday blog hop!
Last week on our Sibe - Vibe, I answered a fans question from FaceBook, Can huskies live in a small house or apartment? Check it out HERE.
This weeks question was "How do I teach my husky not to jump up on me?"
That brings us to our Husky fun fact :
Sibes LOVE to jump!
They love to jump up on their owners, they love to jump fences, they just love to jump!
This is something I have
My boy Koda loves to jump!
He has came a long way with his jumping though, and today I am going to share my tips on training your dog to stay down.
This goes for any breed of dog BTW, not just huskies. But it is a well known husky fact, that they are jumpers!
The photo above shows my boy Koda jumping high up in the air after a snow ball!
- Tip #1 to stop your dog from jumping up on you :
When your dog tries to jump on you, turn your body completely around. Facing away from him.
Attempt to walk away, and when he tries to jump again, repeat the same thing.
- Tip #2 to stop your dog from jumping up on you :
When he tries to jump, walk directly towards him. This way he cannot jump up if you are constantly walking into him. Repeat the process if necessary.
- Biggest mistakes people make
There are a few huge mistakes people make when dealing with a dog who jumps up.
Giving your dog attention :
Whether it is positive attention or negative attention. Any attention you give your dog when they are jumping on you, is throwing all of your training out the window.
Because when a dog jumps on you, they are craving attention. Maybe you just came home and they are excited to see you. Maybe they are asking to go out, maybe they want to play. Whatever the reason, your dog wants your focus on them.
When he jumps on you, and your reaction is to say "NO, get down!" Or even pushing them down, or talking to them at all, you are giving them exactly what they want.
Now your dog will realize, "hey, if I jump up, my human gives me attention!"
This especially goes for huskies, because this breed tends to make a game out of everything.
They are a very playful breed, and they will see how many times they can jump on you before you get upset.
Now, let me lay out a scenario for you :
You come home from work, happy to see your fur babies, walk through the door, and automatically start saying "hi Fido, hi baby, did you miss me? Oh I know, I missed you to! Come here baby"
Your dog is equally excited, and is jumping all over you.
You are teaching your dog to be excited and all worked up when you come home!
- What the scenario should look like :
You come home from work, walk in the door, and ignore. If it's hard for you to ignore your pup (as it is for me) then try getting down to their level and saying hello CALMLY.
If they jump up, use my tips above. Turn away from them, or walk right into them, not saying anything at all.
Do this as many times as necessary, and ignore them until he calms down.
Once the pup is calm, reach down for a pet.
SO, I made an attempt at putting together a video of how to teach your dog not to jump.
Well...Koda was not exactly cooperative for the video!
Leave it to a husky!
My kids were helping me, while I was shooting the video.
I managed to get one very short video showing my daughter turning her body away from Koda.
Take a look :
Koda quickly realizes that my daughter is not giving him attention, so he stops jumping.
I also put together a bloopers video.
This was fun to create! I strung together a few of the videos that didn't work out, and I just had to share our bloopers with you! The video is only 27 seconds long, so please take a second to view it!
It was an interesting evening trying to make these videos, but we had a lot of fun!
If you have questions you are curious to know about huskies, or any training tips you would like answered, ask in the comments below or 'Like' us on fb and post your questions there.
I will do my best to answer them next Sibe Vibe.
We are currently hosting a Summer Fun Contest with K9 Kelp!
Head over to yesterday's post to check it out!
Win your own set of customized coins with your pets face on them!
All you need to do is submit a photo with the URL of your blog (if you have one)
For full details on the contest, click HERE.
Have a great weekend, and come back to see the huskies on Monday for another great OMD story!