Meeting and Greeting while out and about or in my home..
My boy, Titan, is 2 years old. He is WONDERFUL. Very well behaved in obedience and has good house manners, EXCEPT meeting and greeting with people. He is fantastic on a leash while walking/running, but when there is a person in the vicinity he will tug to go meet them. If I stop and make him sit he will sit there perfectly still until I release him and then he's tugging again. When he meets said person.. he isn't jumpy, just curious, sniffs them, lets them pet him then wants nothing to do with them. If I'm having a long conversation with the person he will sit nicely at my feet so long as he "checked them out." It doesn't help either that compared to most GSDs in my area Titan is HUGE so everyone wants to meet him.. most ask and I can tell him please don't pet him until he is calm. Others just come up and pet him. This doesn't help in the least.
When He is meeting someone in my house he goes CRAZY until he gets to meet them and sniff them and bring them a toy. I started putting him in the down position and not releasing him until he is calm and stops whining then I let him up to meet them. I have contemplated putting him in is crate when someone comes until he is calm then letting him out but I don't know.
Any suggestions?? Help please!!