Puppies jump up to reach and greet their mothers. Later, they may jump up when greeting people. Dogs may also jump up to exert dominance.
A jumping dog can be annoying and even dangerous. There are many methods to stop a dog’s jumping, but not all will be successful.
Lifting a knee, grabbing the paws, or pushing the dog away might work for some, but for most dogs this sends the wrong message. Jumping up is often attention-seeking behaviour, so any acknowledgment of your dog’s actions provide a reward!
The best method: simply turn away and ignore your dog. Don’t, make eye contact or speak or touch your dog. Just go about doing what you were doing. When he relaxes and remains still, calmly reward him. It won’t take long before your dog gets the message.