There are a number of methods you can use to teach your dog not to jump up; they don’t need to be aversive or use physical tools. The hardest part (as with most behaviour work) is the consistency and dedication it takes of you and your family to work with your dog.
Ruben is a puppy who suddenly refused to eat from his bowl about two weeks ago. After a stay in animal hospital he was reluctant to eat normally. Read his story and my advice here.
Getting your dog to bark less will take time, work, practice and consistency. It won’t happen overnight but one of the first things you can try is to actually teach your dog to bark on cue. This might sound weird, but it’s actually a brilliant way to reduce barking and get your dog to stop barking when you ask!
Here are my top tips for a good paw care routine, which is really important all year round, but particularly at the moment we have outbreaks of Alabama Rot.