How to Greet People Politely

We have dogs because they like to be with us and with our friends.  We we approach or another person approaches it is normal for a dog to want to jump up to say ‘hi’. Unfortunately, once the ‘puppy license’ has expired, most people do not enjoy having a dog jumping up on them as a way of greeting.

It is our responsibility to teach our puppies and our dogs how to greet people politely; a polite greeting is some form of four feet on the floor.  The following references will help you understand why and how to teach your dog ‘four on the floor’ when greeting people.

Class Handouts Videos Optional Reading
Jumping Up – Four on the Floor Four Feet on the Floor: Jumping on People

Does Ignoring Bad Behaviour Really Work

Jumping Up Behaviour in Dogs and Puppies

What You Think Is One Dog’s Punishment May Be Another Dog’s Fun Game!

Why Shouldn’t We Use Punishment toTeach A Dog Not To Jump Up

If you would like further help with teaching your dog to keep ‘four on the floor’ please Contact us  for further information.

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