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I'm just wondering if anybody has any advise to help with very excited and impolite greeting of people who come to our front door (Trixie is the one who is excited and impolite...I try not to be!).  We have tried to have people ignore her and withhold attention and affection until she is calm, but when 60 pounds of trouble is jumping up on you it's hard to ignore!  I am hoping that this is an issue that more maturity and training will help to resolve, but would appreciate any ideas or input anybody might be able to offer!!

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Comment by gdoodlevt Brandi - Bea on October 10, 2013 at 12:58pm

Love reading all this as my Brandi is just approaching 7 months and I thought it was just us!   I do know that there are a few friends that know Brandi and will ask her to sit.... she will listen and wait for them to return some Love.   It should have been a hint to us when we met the Breeder & Brandi.   The Breeder had kept one of the earlier litters.   When he greeted us - he almost knocked my daughter over.

Comment by Grace and Pemon The Gentle Giant on October 9, 2013 at 10:14am

What handbook? 

Comment by Jo Bill on October 8, 2013 at 10:47pm

I'd love to see the video, too, Debra.  I think I'll try that with Gizmo.  When he acts out - nipping, hopping around and being "naughty", I tell him to sit.  That usually works well ... it distracts him long enough for him to settle down a little.  It doesn't work when he jumps up on people, though.  Think I'll try that paw thing.

 

@Debra ... the handbook we are talking about is only in the minds of our Doodles.  I thought if they all did the same things, there must be a secret handbook they read.  tee hee.

Comment by Beverly and Eli on October 8, 2013 at 10:06pm

I'd like to see that video!

Comment by Debbie & Trixie on October 8, 2013 at 9:58pm

Tee-Hee-Hee!!!  You must post a video of the two of you!!! :)

Comment by Debbie & Trixie on October 8, 2013 at 9:48pm

Waltzing is good...really!!  What's his favorite song to dance to??

Comment by Debbie & Trixie on October 8, 2013 at 9:46pm

Let me know what happens, Beverly...it would be so nice if it works!!  I'm going to see if I can get some friends to come by so we can try it with people other than my husband and me.

Comment by Beverly and Eli on October 8, 2013 at 9:12pm

Trying that at the next opportunity Debbie!

Comment by Debbie & Trixie on October 8, 2013 at 8:43pm

I saw a TV show yesterday called "Lucky Dog" in which dogs are taken from shelters, given some training, and placed with new families.  The trainer on the show said that if a dog jumps up on you that you should grab and hold on to his or her paws.  Just stay that way for a bit...the dog won't like it and will either wiggle or in some other way try to get his paws away from you.  So...when my husband came home a little while ago I had him try it.  Trixie jumped up and he took her paws and just held them in front of him so she couldn't actually touch him.  After a few seconds she started mouthing one of his hands so he let go and she then had 4 on the floor.  She jumped up a second time...he repeated...she mouthed again, he let go again.  She sat on the floor looking up at him waiting for him to pet her and give her "loves".  I was astounded!  I don't know if this will continue to work, or how much practice it will take, but I am hopeful!

Comment by Jo Bill on October 8, 2013 at 7:21pm

Yeah, Beverly.  I think Eli has been holding out on you.

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