Q. My 5 month old black Lab puppy: when 3-4 months old was good. Now the problem is jumping up. What's the best way to discourage this?

A. You can stop the behaviour and say firmly no, then ask him to sit and when he will be perfectly calm pet him and give reward. Never give attention and affection to the excited animal. All members of the family should behave like that. See a behaviourist if it won't help. Jumping can be also sign of domination ( and can be connected with copulation moves ). If it's so you can neuter him

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A. At 5 months old, your pup is starting to enter adolescence where you may notice more pronounced behavioral issues. This is a great time to reinforce and reward proper behavior. To curb the jumping, it will depend on the particular scenario in which it occurs, but a good place to start is by teaching a solid "sit" command. Be sure to say "yes" or "good" to let him know he is on the right track and immediately reward with a tasty treat. Once the sit is well established practice gradually around distractions. If a dog is sitting, he can't jump up.

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