So eager to find out more about the Bernese Mountain Dogs and their behavior. Below I’m sharing my 5 years old experience, detailed research, and talks to a vet. Check the info below:
Are Bernese Mountain Dogs Jumpers?
Are Bernese Mountain Dogs Jumpers? Bernese Mountain Dogs are jumpers, and tend to jump up on people. Start training off by teaching the puppy that it only gets attention on petting if all four feet are on the floor. You can also teach up so that your Bernese Mountain Dog can hug you but only when you ask for the behavior.
Bernese Mountian Dogs should never – let me repeat- be allowed to jump on anyone. They’re just too big, and their size can be the cause of a serious injury or a potential lawsuit. A jumping Bernese Mountain Dog, no matter how friendly, displays a lack of good manners. It’s rude, it’s dangerous, and it can be frightening as well.
The most effective means to alleviate this behavior is to ignore the dog until all four of his paws are firmly on the floor. If your Bernese Mountain Dog insists on jumping on you as soon as you walk into the house, continue to walk past, and ignore him.
Once he settled down, you can praise him for his good behavior, give him a treat, or a gentle pat on the head. Remember to keep your demeanor calm and quiet to avoid exciting him. Speak to your Bernese Mountain Dog in a quiet voice so he knows you are still happy. To see him but let him know that a jumping dog will be ignored.
If your Bernese Mountain Dog has a habit of jumping on your guests as they walk through the door, keep a collar and leash on him when visitors are expected. At the first sign of your Bernese Mountain Dog getting ready to jump, gently pull him back.
Give your Bernese Mountain Dog firm and calm no jump command. Once your Bernese Mountain Dog settles down, your guests may calmly greet him. It’s good to recruit a willing volunteer to practice working on this when the company is not expected.
Bad habits can begin quickly in puppies. Teenage Bernese Mountain Dogs can develop poor etiquette as a means of garnering attention, coping with boredom or simply testing to see how much will be tolerated.
Older Bernese Mountain Dogs may have come by their behavioral issues because the previous owner just didn’t know or care about the best way to remedy their dog’s unpleasant habits. Have patience, let your Bernese Mountain Dog know that you love him. Celebrate his success, no matter how big or small they may be.
How Do I Stop My Bernese Mountain Dog From Jumping?
How Do I Stop My Bernese Mountain Dog From Jumping? Bad behavior of jumping up should be redirected to sit and stay. You should ask your Bernese Mountain Dog to stay and then reinforce the jumping behavior. The process of teaching your Bernese Mountain Dog to stop jumping on you is smooth and needs a lot of exercises.
Exercises should be simple such as “sit” or “stay for your Bernese Mountain Dog. Then you just simply stroke and reinforce and reward this good behavior. This is straightforward. Next time when you drill it you should wait for two seconds before you reinforce then three seconds, five seconds, etc.
This simple exercise builds up a concept into your Bernese Mountain Dog mind. While training your Bernese Mountain Dog you should be calm and patient, just sit down and stay quiet. This whole process is important and how you behave reflects your Bernese Mountain Dog jumping behavior.
You should let your Bernese Mountain Dog that you love him very much. That you will provide him everything that he wants, and he will get the food that he wants. But to get those things all you should ask as a leader of a Bernese Mountain Dog that he sits and he waits calm, patiently with good manners. Give him knowledge if he does this he will get the reward even without jumping on you.
If your Bernese Mountain Dog is anxious, jumping on you, you should redirect his behavior and let him know what is the right thing and what he can do. This training is successful, you should be up to it and not be lazy. Just learn your Bernese Mountain Dog discipline. So commit yourself to this process and expect good results and you will thank yourself for the rest of your life.
How To Stop Your Bernese Mountain Dog Digging?
How To Stop Your Bernese Mountain Dog Digging? To prevent your Bernese Mountain Dog from digging up the yard offer him their own digging box. And encourage him to dig there by burying treats, bones, and toys and praising them from using their digging box.
If the Bernese Mountain Dog do dig a hole in the yard. You can put some of their feces in the hole. Cover it with dirt. It tends to deter them from digging up that same spot. If you consistently fill the holes this way they may eventually give up on digging all together.
Bernese Mountain Dogs enjoy a good dig in your yard. In order to avoid having a formerly lovely backyard that soon resembles the crates of the moon. Always supervise your Bernese Mountain Dog when he is in the yard. A Bernese Mountain Dog will dig if he’s bored, tired, hot, cold, hasn’t had enough exercise. Had too much exercise, smells something interesting, needs a shady area in which to relax. Or just because he is in the mood to dig.
The Bernese Mountain Dog will burry the toys, your shrubs, gardering tools. Unless you enjoy walking out to your yard and falling into an excavation pit that wasn’t there yesterday. It’s a good idea to keep reinforcing the “leave it” command with your Bernese Mountain Dog. By saying “leave it” you’re stating “no digging allowed”.
Another option is to provide the Bernese Mountain Dog with a separate, acceptable sport where it’s appropriate for him to dig his heart’s content.
I roped off an area as a visual aid for my Bernese Mountain Dog. He is a notorious digger. I brought him over that sport, took his big furry paws, and proceeded to help him dig the hole. He quickly got this idea and it was a relief for me.
Sometimes when he forgets about his digging place and start with a completely different area. I would just use the words “leave it”. He is trained this way and know exactly what I want to say and redirect the digging.
From time to time as I have him for over 5 years. I was using a sand box and he was trained to use the box as his digging place. I would just burry some toys in it and let him dig. When I leave him unsupervised sometimes he just run around the garden and dig the holes everywhere.