It’s totally annoying and dangerous so here’s a quick and easy way to teaching your dog to keep his feet on the ground. Bonus: it teaches respect at the same time.
As you can see, Shirley is placing her feet in the exact spot where the offending Weimaraner’s back feet were, invading the pups space. She is not stepping ON the pups toes. The key here isn’t to cause pain to extinguish the behavior; it is fighting fire with fire by invading your dog’s space when she does it to you.
Shirley explains, “Dog’s are innately aware of the concept of personal space. Old dogs grouch at puppies who get too close or jump on them, even if done by accident.”
“This technique shows a non-violent way of reclaiming your own personal space by moving into the dog’s space whenever they move into yours uninvited, by putting your feet exactly where the dog’s back feet are until they back off and begin to show respect for the human’s space by staying approximately a body length away, backing up if necessary to accomplish this.”