Are they here yet?

It’s that time of year again. People are going over to each other’s homes for the holidays; lots of feasting will be going on, and houses will be filled to the brim. This time of year is exciting, loud, and joyful. But for dogs, sometimes it can be a little too loud, a little too joyful, a little too packed.

Dogs get a little bit antsy when their territory is invaded. They don’t know necessarily how to respond to everyone. Excited and hyper are probably the words that best explain everything our dogs go through during this time of year. So what can we do?

Well, there are a few simple things that can be done. For one thing, when your friends come over and they are jumping all over the house with your dog, chasing it here and there and adding to that sense of hyperness…you can gently, yet firmly remind your guests that you are currently working on your dogs training and manners, and that such behavior is not the best. This can very well set the tone for how people will interact with your dog and it will definitely help you survive the night.

For more tips and ways to train your dog during this time of year, take a look at today’s article.


Read the full article here: Training a Dog to Behave When Guests Visit