Dogs do not speak the same language as you do and hence they jump on you to communicate many different things. To put a light onto this behavior, below are the reasons why dogs jump on you when you get home. 

One of these reasons may be to grab your attention. Invariably, once they do jump on you, you end up diverting you attention towards them. On getting home, if your dog jumps on you, it couldalso be because they are excited to see you and have missed you. So it could just be a simple way to say hello! If your dog is close to you, it may also jump on you to get love or show love.

Another reason why dogs tend to jump on their owners may be to establish control and dominance. If your dog jumps on you and instead of doing so happily and playfully, they end pushing you away or cling to you, it may mean that they aren’t just saying hello to you.

Dogs are intelligent creatures. They tend to smell danger quickly. So if your dog is the kind who usually doesn’t jump on you and is doing so now, all of a sudden – you must pay attention to it. Take a step back to see if your dog is hurt or if anything else is out of usual. If jumping is registered as new or a change in usual behavior, then you should not take it lightly and look for possible anomalies.

Dogs also tend to jump if they have poor social skills. In order to communicate, they might just jump on any and everything. Some dogs just like to inspect and put their paws on everything. It might get better if you take them to new places and help them experience new things.

If you’re coming home with someone who is a complete stranger to your dog, your dog might jump on you out of fear and lack of confidence caused by the presence of a stranger.

If your pet loves to play and is usually very high on energy, it is possible that when they aren’t getting any exercise or a chance to play, they have a lot of pent up energy in them. When you come home and your dog jumps on you, it may mean that they simply want to go out and play because they are bored. You can make things better with them by taking them out on a walk or a run.

If you have issues with your dog jumping on you and it surprises you every time, you can make things better by ignoring them when they do so. Giving them a loveable response will obviously encourage them and being angry with them may make things worse. If your dog jumps on you, you can simply turn your back towards them to let their energy die down and also to show that you disapprove. Doing this for a couple of weeks will make your dog realize, they are doing something wrong and gradually they will stop.  

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A chewtoy is any object intended for any animal for the purposes of stimulation and amusement. Chew toys are always considered non-edible. In the market these days, there’s really no single chew toy that can’t be destroyed by a very aggressive chewer. Truth is, dogs chew on everything and probably stones and natural antlers are the only chews that can’t be destroyed. However, as pet parents it made us worry sometimes with all the sharp points and shards of these natural chew toys. The type of chewtoy you choose will depend on your dog’s penchant for chewing and its preferences. Some dogs make a cow’s hoof or a compressed rawhide chewy last forever, whereas other dogs consume them in a matter of minutes.

The dog is a social and inquisitive animal. He needs to dosomething, especially if left at home alone. What would youlike your dog to do? If your puppy learns to enjoychewing toys, he will look forward to settling downquietly for some quality chewing time. It is important to teachyour puppy to enjoy their chewtoys more than chewinghousehold items. An effective ploy is to stuff the puppy’schewtoys with kibble and treats. In fact, during your puppy’sfirst few weeks at home, put away his food bowl and, apartfrom using kibble as lures and rewards for training, serve allyour puppy’s kibble stuffed in hollow chewtoys,Biscuit Balls, and sterilized bones.

For effortless chew toy training, adhere to the puppyconfinement program. When you are away from home, leavethe puppy in his playroom with bed, water, toilet, andplenty of chewtoys. While you are at home, leave thepuppy in his doggy den with plenty of chewtoys. Everyhour after releasing the pup to relieve himself, play chewtoygames—chew toy search, chew toy fetch, and chew toy tug-of-war. Your puppy will soon develop a very strong chew toy habitbecause you have limited his chewing choices to a singleacceptable toy, which you have made even more attractive withthe addition of kibble and treats.

Once your dog has become a chewtoyaholic and has not had a chewing mishap for at least three months, you may increase your puppy’s playroom to two rooms. For each subsequent month without a mistake your puppy may gain access to another room, until eventually he enjoys free run of the entire house and garden when left at home alone. If a chewing mistake should occur, go back to the original puppy confinement program for at least a month. In addition to preventing household destruction, teaching your puppy to become a chewtoyaholic prevents him from becoming a recreational barker because chewing and barking are obviously mutually exclusive behaviors.

Chewtoyaholism helps your puppy learn to settle down calmly because chewing and dashing about are mutually exclusive behaviors. Chewtoyaholism is especially useful for dogs with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder since it provides them with an acceptable and convenient means to work out their obsessions and compulsions. Your dog may still have OCD, but a chewtoyaholic will happily spend his time obsessively and compulsively chewing his chew toys. Most importantly, chew toys keep the puppy occupied and effectively helps prevent the development of separation anxiety.

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