I have decided I think I would like to train my boys to go to crate when people arrive. I will have to talk to John about it because we will need to be on the same page if it is going to be effective.
The boys get WAY over stimulated when people arrive at the house. It does not even have to involve the doorbell ringing. Ike is the worst offender and takes the longest to chill out, but Bug is only too happy to get wired and go along for the ride.
We don’t have company that often, but I am sick of enabling their bad behavior.
Do any of you have a method you employ with your pups or a good resource? I think going to crate would be the best bet for us because Ike’s response is partially fear driven. Anyway I am open to suggestions or resources. I plan to start working on it alone, but wouldn’t rule out the worth of a private lesson.