Why do dogs jump up?
By nature, a dog will always prefer to be close to the face, more precisely, the muzzle, of any other animal. The reasons being that they wish to know you and your breath says a lot about you especially to a dogs amazing sense of smell, also it tells them what you have been eating, and as pups their mom would regurgitate food for them. The position of the dog physically has bearing on his position within their family group. The higher they are, the higher their position. This does not relate to the height of a dog as a Jack Russell can just as easily be the top dog over much bigger dogs such as German Shepherds. In fact my dog Buddy GS Rotty X always gives way to smaller dogs thanks to him meeting my moms very feisty three year old Jack Russell when Buddy was eight months old. He was put in, and firmly kept, in his place. Continue reading Does Your Dog Jump Up?