Teaching her the "place" command to go to her mat when someone knocks is a good idea. First teach the command by treating her for touching the mat, then getting on the mat, then going to the mat and laying down. I used a clicker for this. After she has that command down pretty well, start with a friend to work with to be the person at the door. You may have to repeat a lot so be ready to repay your friend with some good cookies or whatever they like. Until she gets this down I would answer the door with her on a leash or crated first. I still crate Pyrate when people first come in if they aren't dog people (those people sadly do exist) and let him out after he has listened to us talk for awhile so he will be very calm with them. Raina is not allowed to answer the door due to space problems. My house is very small.
Amorette Vom Godinghofer of Summerland (AKA Abby) 5/21/15
Snake Vom Eselspfad RN CGC (AKA Raina) 3/5/08
Pyrate CGC 4/1/03-5/16/12 RIP
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