Re: How can I curb the excitement? Long...
I would consider Janet's idea to be a great management tool so you are not knocked over or side swiped. I do this with my dogs. I come in put all my stuff down, put my purse away, take a deep breath - quitely say hello and open crates.
Havoc still gets way over excited and wants to jump and mouth. So we did waht Ruth does with Rafi- Havoc grabs his toy. You can use any toy your dog likes and put it in her mouth if you have to. It does work.
Hav was 19 months on Monday and he is ssllooowwwllyy calming down.
Now if I can just get the excitemnt level in agility down it would be perfect!
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