Here’s what Donna Hill of
says about this method of training:
Lucy developed an annoying habit of jumping up at the food dish as I carried it to the back door. I wanted to get rid of it but for the long- est time I was afraid to put it on stimulus control (on cue) as I worried she might do it more often instead of less often (add it to her repertoire).
I decided it couldn’t get much worse and so tried putting the unwanted jumping behavior on cue. These are the steps we did and the outcome. I had a pleasant surprise by the end of training.