Owning a dog that keeps jumping on your guests or other people can get annoying and even sometimes embarrassing. A well trained Border Collie should know that jumping on people is not the proper way to behave, unless told otherwise.
If your Border Collie jumps up on you when you come from work or a long day out, it’s probably because the dog is really excited to see you come home. Even if you didn’t leave for too long, he will still be sitting at the door with a wagging tail waiting for you to open the door as soon as he senses you’re close.
This kind of love/excitement is precisely why so many people prefer dogs over other pets. Only a dog will greet you at the door as if he hasn’t seen you for the past 10 years even though you’ve been gone only 30 minutes.
So your Border Collie jumps on you because he missed you, alright. That makes sense. But what about a Border Collie that jumps on strangers or random people he probably never met before?
When your Border Collie jumps on your house guests and friends it’s out of excitement. They just want to get closer to the person to smell their scent and show them that he is happy to see them. If the dog hasn’t learned that “greeting” people that way isn’t very nice, then he will continue to do so thinking it’s ok.
If your Border Collie is jumping on people despite any training methods you’ve tried then try these tips to help you solve the problem:
If you want to learn how to cure even some of the worst Border Collie behavior problems and the exact things you need for a happy, healthy and obedient dog, check out the Border Collie Owners Guide.