Golden Retriever Dog Jumping | How to stop It?.
Golden Retrievers were bred to be retrievers and retrieve the catch of the huntsman and return it undamaged. This work required that Golden Retrievers were both strong and agile, have very high energy levels and an incredible amount of durability. The Golden Retriever jumping abilities are impressive and widely known. While this is one of many physical traits that made Golden Retrievers such great hunting partners dogs, it can prove catastrophic when the dog is introduced into a modern household setting.
Injury and Damage.
Irrespective of the reason, Golden Retrievers jumping can be a grave problem. These dogs are large and powerful, meaning that they can easily cause injury to a person and damage to property. They are also very likely to injure themselves when jumping around in a cluttered or confined space.
While most adult Golden Retrievers are agile enough to stop themselves from causing destruction to property by accident, puppies and young dogs are extremely prone to accidentally knocking things over when they’re running around.
Not only can you lose some valuable items to this type of activity, but children and older people around you can be easily be knocked over by a boisterous Golden Retriever.
Golden retriever Athleticism.
Most Golden Retrievers around today don’t participate in large game hunting. They do still possess all of the physical attributes of their forebears, however, meaning that they are extremely athletic and love to engage in physical activity.
If your dog is not getting the necessary exercise, they will likely try and burn off some of that excess energy in an unsuitable way, like literally bouncing off the walls.
By simply wearing your Golden Retriever out the results of this often mean that this type of situation doesn’t happen often.
Other Reasons for Golden Retriever Dog Jumping.
Obviously, there are quite a few other reasons that Golden Retriever dog jumping can occur. Excitement is the most common reason for a dog to jump up on a person. You need to teach your Golden Retriever early on not to jump up on people when they first meet them, which is a pretty easy thing to do if the only reason the dog is jumping is because he is excited.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the only reason why a Golden Retriever may jump up on a person. Golden Retriever dog jumping is also regularly a way for the dog to show its dominance over a new person or animal.
This is often actually only a symptom of a larger problem because a dog will only try to assert dominance if he thinks he is in charge already. It’s his way of letting newcomers know the score.
If you have already claimed your place as the pack leader, however, your Golden Retriver will not be as likely to try and dominate other people they encounter. Instead, they will look to you for guidance, and if you accept that new person, then he will be prone to follow your example.
Your Golden Retriever will also not feel obliged to protect the pack if he knows that you will, making this type of domination unnecessary.
Curbing the Jumping Tendency.
Golden Retrievers are perceptive, very loyal and capable dogs and they can be a great addition to your family. Golden Retrievers jumping and other behavioral issues commonly associated with these dogs are almost always able to be controlled by careful and consistent training.
The proper training regime can make your Golden Retriever a happy and welcome member of your family.