The pups and I have been working on manding for a while, and as you can see from this picture, we are making good progress. Manding is simply when the puppy sits and looks at you when it wants something, rather than jumping all over you or whining. It is not the same as a sit command, it is more like a polite voice for the puppy to show that it wants something. We teach this simply by giving treats and attention to those that are sitting and looking, and ignoring the rest. They learn it fast.

I encourage our puppy families to continue reinforcing this when they ake them home. A 15 pound puppy jumping for joy to see you is cute. An 80 pound dog jumping at you is annoying and dangerous.

Here’s an article if you’d like to learn more:

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