Helping a Little Dog Learn to Calm Down When People Come to the Door

By: David Codr

Published Date: July 29, 2019

For this Omaha dog training session we work with 1 year-old Cavachon Miley, sharing tips on how to stop a dog from jumping up or excitedly urinating when people come to the door.

I had our Dog Behavior apprentice Hunter with me so I handed him my phone so I could share secrets on how to get a dog to stay calm when people come to the door.

Teaching a dog to be calm when people come to the door isn’t something you have to be a professional Cavachon dog trainer to do. It just takes patience and time. Stopping when the dog starts to show signs of arousal is the best way to train a dog to be calm when people come to the door. With enough practice, the dog learns to calm itself down when someone comes to the door which is pretty cool.

But a big part of what Miley didn’t listen and follow her guardians direction was some confusion as to who was the leader and who the follower. We spent a good portion of this at home dog training session sorting that out. To help the guardian establish a healthy leader follower dynamic, I made a number of other suggestions and summarize them in a roadmap to success video that you can check out below.

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