Does your dog greet you, or anyone at your door, over enthusiastically? Does it seem like your dog might have excessive greeting disorder? You might love your dog’s exuberance but wish it would only show when appropriate. Help is at hand for you, your visitors, and your dog to create calm greetings.
In the episode you'll hear:
- About your daily routine, when it's dog time and when it's not.
- How dogs pick up patterns of reinforcement quickly.
- My routines and the reactions of my dogs.
- What your dog notices about what you do in daily life.
- Why dogs anticipate and how that creates excitement.
- The predictions your dog makes that create over enthusiastic greetings.
- About being intentional with the triggers you have for "dog time".
- Why we want calm arrivals and departures for our dog.
- An easy way to help your guests help your dog with greetings.
- Download Your Door Sign: PDF Poster for Project Calm Dog
- Podcast Episode 16: The Thing Before Your Dog’s Thing
- Podcast Episode 103: Excited Or Suspicious Dog? Dealing With Your Dog’s Emotions
- Podcast Episode 98: Puppy Home Alone: Are You Creating Chaos or Calm?
- Podcast Episode 26: Pro Dog Training Tips to Get Your Puppy to Sleep All Night
- Watch this Episode of Shaped by Dog on YouTube
If you’re not greeting the dog at the door because you keep your dog in a kennel while you’re out, when you return and let them out of kennel do you just ignore them and take them out to potty?
Thanks for your podcast Susan, I have learned so much and becoming a better dog owner because of your methods. I have this issue with a new rescue dog and my older dog, both are very excited when we get home, we ignore them but the new dog realises we are ignoring him and redirects onto the older dog by inciting rough play. I have been stopping this by playing Itsyerchoice/muffin tin/treat diving which gets their focus and calms them once we are finished, but i wonder if this is creating a pattern of too much fun when i get home? My other idea is to leave them in the laundry room for 5-10 mins after i arrive home and then let them out. Anyone have any thoughts on these ideas?
I couldn’t get the post to download….Please help. Thanks
Hi Judi, the post seems to work for us, but if you’re still experiencing a challenge, perhaps you could watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/WcoiwhupjGA
My puppy’s overly over the top enthusiastic greeting is with other dogs, specifically my daughter’s dog and a dog walking partner’s dog.I can’t ask them to turn and ignore her. She turns into psycho dog.running fullspeed in circles around the other dog, squealing and getting in their face and jumping on them. I put her on a leash and try to direct her attention elsewhere which helps diffuse her, but sometimes in the middle of a walk she goes psycho dog again like she just met them again. Help!
Oh ! WOW ! I was just thinking of HOW TO DO THIS ! & There you go. But I have a question : is a puppy of 8 month old, crazy drive Aussie understand all that ? She doesn’t stay on her hot zone…. I always have to say STAY … and she doesn’t stay very long. But I know that it is possible with patience & good treats. I’m so happy to be part of the recallers. Thank you so much Susan. You are the best.
I have been struggling with this with 2 of my 3. Can’t wait to print the poster!
oh I needed this and I read it to my new rescue dog too! we are going to work on this. I also need to work on his excitement while traveling in the car…lots of jumping and barking.
This is SO TIMELY!
So, two questions:
1. When people come over and ignore my high-energy, 5 month English Springer she’s gonna be jumping and freaking out… literally ignore the spazzing, turn around and pretend they’re not there?
2. She’s so young that she’s in a crate while we’re gone. So…. how do I prevent all this spazzing when we get home? Sometimes, like work days, its 6 hrs or so. Peeing is priority. So… how would THIS look?
Susan, thank you for this one, I really needed it! But what do we do if our dogs already have made a solid habit out of completely flipping out? My two dogs bounce off the walls (and eachother, and me) when I come home. Is it still best to ignore, or should I put them in a down stay… or is that wrong because it’s still attention? I’m just worried about them rehearsing the bad behaviors.