Teaching a Wheaton Terrier to Stay Calm Instead of Jumping on People at the Door

By: David Codr

Published Date: August 27, 2019

For this Omaha dog training session we teach 6 year-old Wheaton Terrier Yogi to calm down when people come to the door to stop her from jumping up on guests.

This dog excited at the door problem is most pronounced with someone who helps out a family member and enters through the garage. To stop the dog from jumping up when she is at the door, we recorded a video where I showed how to use Operant Conditioning to help the dog learn to calm itself down and understand she will only enter when Yogi is calm and balanced.

This process to teach the dog to stay calm at the door will take practice, but since the helper is there daily, she will be able to get in a lot of consistent process. Anytime you are rehabilitating a dog who gets excited at the door, you need to practice consistently a few times a day for a week or few to get the best results.

You don’t have to be a professional Wheaton Terrier dog trainer to do it. Just determination and a few minutes of time with a helper a few times a week (more is better and will produce faster results).

In addition to training the dog to be calm at the door, we covered a number of other dog behavior tips in this in home Omaha dog training session. To help the humans remember them all, we recorded a roadmap to success video.

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