So lately Minnie has be a bit exuberant when guests arrive. She doesn't jump on them, but she does jump next to them, lick them a LOT, and run in circles around them. If they ignore her, like I've been telling them to, she will settle down after a few minutes, and lay down. If they try to pet her and bend down when she's excited like that, she'll hop up and lick their faces (yucko for some of my guests). We have worked on her "stay" and "place" commands (place is where she has to go to a certain spot and wait there to be released, so that she's not crowding people in the entry way). She does ok with waiting, it needs work, but it's coming along, but once I release her to go say hi she goes nuts. I'm getting so frustrated with the whole situation. Also, if the guests stay standing, she is pretty good about laying down, but if they sit down, she has to stick her face on their lap and crowd them for attention. It's gotten to the point where she has to be on a leash when we have guests over so that she doesn't annoy them.
Now Tanner on the other hand, has the opposite problem. He's only 4 months old, so we're working on his stay. But if he breaks it, it's to run to the other side of the room, and bark at the guests while tracking back and forth across the wall.
So I have one dog who can't WAIT to love up on my guests, and one that doesn't want anything to do with them. I think if I work on Tanner's stay he'll be alright, so long as I tell people to let him approach them instead of them approaching him. He doesn't bark at people at the stores, just people who come over to the house. I've been having them toss him treats when he comes in, and he warms up a bit. But I don't know what to do with Minnie. I really want her to be able to stay out and be around our guests, but she can't if she's annoying them all the time.
She doesn't do this with us, btw, we have very low key greetings and goodbyes. With our greetings, for example, we walk in, pat her a few times, and then ignore her until she settles into a down. Then if she's calm we'll rub her belly a few times. She doesn't annoy us, but she's ALL OVER our guests.