How To Stop Labradoodle Jumping Up On People and Furniture

By September 26, 2013 No Comments

how to stop labradoodle jumpingIt’s not always easy to stop Labradoodle jumping up on people. It's even harder to stop your Labradoodle from jumping on furniture, especially when you're not home.

But you can train your Labradoodle to not jump on people or furniture quickly and easily.


You'll need 3 things:

1.  Discipline

2.  The Right Training Method

3.  A Schedule

My Labradoodle Won't Stop Jumping!

labradoodle jumping on manI hardly ever hear anyone say their Labradoodle is mean.

I almost never hear anyone say their Labradoodle is temperamental.

I do, however, hear people say their Labradoodle jumps on everything in sight.  If this is your problem, you're not alone. These dogs will happily jump on the couch with you, jump on the bed with you, jump on you and your friends and anyone else.

Nine out of ten times they’re just being friendly and showing some love.

However, you need to teach your dog it’s not appropriate behavior by setting up a disciplined training schedule that teaches him not to jump on you, your furniture, or anything else.

And, it will take some determination and self-discipline on your part in order to stop your Labradoodle from jumping up on people.

When Does Your Dog Jump On Furniture?

stop labradoodle jumpingThe first thing to do is determine when your dog is doing the jumping. Is your Labradoodle jumping up on the furniture whenever you’re sitting, or whenever you’re not around?

If he’s doing it when you're sitting there, he wants attention. If he’s doing it when you’re not there, he’s either being territorial or mischievous.


You've got to set up a consistent schedule for when you want to train your dog.  Then you have to stick with it and do it every day.

Only focus on one behavior at a time, or your dog will get overwhelmed and confused.

Make sure you exercise your dog first.  If your dog hasn't been exercised, he'll be too hyper to pay attention to you.

Once you've let him run around vigorously in the park for 30 minutes to an hour, begin training him for 20 minutes on how to stop jumping.

The Right Training Method

consistency is keySome dog owners hear the word “discipline” and they think it means hitting the dog or doing something harsh to get the dog to listen to them.

That's not what discipline means at all.

The goal of dog training is to get your dog to respect you, not be afraid of you.  So when giving your dog correction after he's jumped on you or the furniture, make sure you choose a humane method to correct him.

I highly recommend Canis Clicker Training. It's one of the most humane, reward-based dog training method on the market.

The Knee Method

kneeI have two Jack Russells.  Jack likes to jump on me and other people. What I use is the knee method.

Whenever Jack comes to jump on me, I lift my knee so that my knee hits the hollow of his chest.

I know, I know, it sounds painful, but it's not – if you do it correctly.

You think I'm lying don't you? Well, I'm not, so keep reading.

After you do it the first time, your dog will look at you puzzled.  He'll no doubt try it again.  When he does, do it again.  It's more powerful if you say, “No jumping!” while you raise your knee to his chest.

Then tap your knee to coax him to jump.

If he seems hesitant, it's working.  If he jumps on you gladly, you need to keep training him with the knee method.  You'll know your progress by your dog's hesitancy to jump when you bait him.

Ultimately,  when you tap your knee and he doesn't jump, it means the training worked and he will no longer jump.


And because this is a very powerful technique, it works fast!

Now, remember, because Labradoodles are one of the friendliest breeds, they're always genuinely happy to see you.

And, their happiness is expressed by jumping on you or other people.

Still, the jumping behavior is unacceptable.  And you'll have to learn how to stop your Labradoodle from jumping on people, because at some point, he'll become too big to handle.

And you don't want him knocking you over!

Scheduling Time & Commitment 

scheduleTraining a dog takes time and commitment.  Although you'll get fast results with the knee method, it still takes time.

You need to write out a schedule for when you'll train your dog.

Actually, you should have a complete schedule for your dog for when he:

  • Eats
  • Sleeps
  • Poops
  • Plays

You'll also need to be consistent with the schedule.  Like human beings, dogs learn by repetition.

If you train him well, you can be confident that he won't jump on the furniture when you're not there.  Again, you just need to apply the right dog training technique.

Quick Easy Way To Stop Labradoodle Jumping On Furniture

stop labradoodle jumping on furnitureOne of the easiest and quickest methods to stop Labradoodle jumping up on the couch is to spray him with a spray water bottle after using a firm “No! Down!”, and pointing to the floor.

As soon as he obeys, reward him with something meaningful to him.

On the other hand, if you need to stop your Labradoodle from jumping up on the couch when you’re sitting there, the technique is going to be a little different.

In this case your pup is looking for your attention. Use the same verbal no and point to the floor, stand up, and when he gets down reward him and spend some time playing with him.

Play With Him

It’s not always convenient to stop what you’re doing and play with your dog. I know you're busy, still, it's very important to play with him daily so he feels connected to you and loved by you.

Use His Collar

It’s best to train your dog with a leash and collar first. That way you can hold him back from jumping on someone as you teach him to listen to your voice command.

When he listens to “No! Down!” give him a treat for positive reinforcement. And say very enthusiastically while rubbing his head, “Good Boy!”

These dogs are extremely smart so it won’t take long to train them Labradoodle to stop jumping on people.

Show Your Labradoodle Who's Boss

stop labradoodle jumpingRegardless of your dog's age, you need to show him that you're the boss.  You decide when he eats, sleeps and plays.

There's a saying:  “If you treat your dog like a person, he'll treat you like a dog.”

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