|Barked: Wed Feb 27, '13 10:00am PST |
|I posted a few months ago about feeling like a chew toy, so I feel your pain. I can tell you what worked with Callie of course every dog is different, every owner is different. Callie too goes bonker nuts when I come in the door. Not growling but leaping, nipping, wrapping his paws around me and them nails are hard!!!
I have toys and empty plastic bottles on the table by the door and after quick acknowledgement "HiiiiiHiiiiHiiii YesyesyesI'm soooohapppytoseeyoutooooo!!!!" I toss a toy over his head out to the kitchen. Then right to the kitchen and they sit to wait for their welcome home treat. By that time he's wound down enough from the excitment on his own.
Part of it is attitude, you needn't be overly harsh but just the facial expression and tone of "No you are not going to be mouthy with me for any reason". But don't do the pinning or rolling over, I don't feel that stuff helps the situation at all. But do praise them alot when they self-control. I give Callie big hugs and kisses when he dances in circles but doesn't nip-it's okay to be overjoyed your people are home but no bities
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