Teaching an Excited Dog to Calm Itself Down When People are at the Door

By: David Codr

Published Date: August 30, 2019

Lokie - Teaching an Excited Dog to Calm Itself Down When People are at the Door

For this Omaha dog training session we share tips to stop 1 year-old Great Pyrenees / Collie mix Lokie from getting too excited when people visit his home.

Training a dog to stop jumping up on guests who visit the home isn’t hard and you don’t have to be a professional Great Pyrenees dog trainer to do it. I suggested the guardians invite friends and neighbors visit every day for a week or three to practice this positive dog training trick to stop dogs from getting excited at the door. If the practice daily, they should be able to teach a dog to stay calm when people come to the door.

Many people train their dogs to jump up on people because when the dog jumps up on us, we pet them. Well anything a dog is doing in the moment that you pet it is what you are rewarding it for doing. So I made sure to point out that stopping and freezing in place any time a dog jumps up on you is always a great idea.

I also promised to include a link to a dog behavior advice column I did on how to successfully introduce a dog to a baby as the family will be welcoming their first child a few months from now.

To help the guardians remember all the dog behavior tips we shared in this in home Omaha dog training session, we recorded a roadmap to success video.


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This post was written by: David Codr