So I have a 19month old who came to us around 12months of age. He struggles with self control and we do have a lot of exercises/activities that involve him waiting his turn or waiting to be given permission to do something but we struggle with doors and openings (including his crate)
The basic ground work has been taught. He knows IF he tries to go through a door without permission it will close on him. He even knows to sit and make eye contact to get his release cue to proceed.
Much to my chagrin as soon as he is given his release at ANY door he barrels through taking out people at the knees and over turning furniture. I have leashed him and attempted to show him how to loose leash walk through openings which he totally understands but as soon as that leash is off we are back to the bull in a china shop routine. I'm about at my wits end. I know his normal release word (OK) is pretty highly charged so I even switched to a new cue (Proceed) and STILL he does it. Its like permission to go through a door means act like a lunatic.
Suggestions on other ways to teach him to just WALK through an opening? Or can I hold on to the hope he will just grow his adult brain in the next year or so and start to do it on his own?
I'd also like to add that we have even left him in his crate or a room until he is totally calm before giving him his release. The only result there was he was slightly slower but no less disruptive.