Along with the barking dog, the jumping dog is also a major issue. Not only is it irritating when your dog jumps up on your guests and get their clothes dirty, it can also be a safety hazard to a child or elderly person. Puppies and small dogs often jump just to get closer to your face, and it’s hard to discourage getting a kiss from your dog. But training them from the beginning to stay down is the best way to prevent problems in the future.