Everyone has that home they avoid visiting because as soon as you walk through the front door you get jumped on, wee'd on, scratched by, and slobbered on by their adorable dog. We love dogs, but it is always so much nicer to be around well mannered dogs.
Prevention is better than avoidance, simply putting your dog away when guests arrive is not the answer, nor is restraining him by holding on to him.
In order to train your dog to have great manners at the front door, you need to start by making the front door an area that you train your dog.
Often we leave it up to our dogs to work out how to behave in different situations, and then we just end up only responding when our dog gets it wrong.
Our dogs are not learning how to behave, they are just learning how not to behave.
So in order to have a dog that is well-behaved the front door, we simply need to show them exactly what we want them to do there and reward them for getting it right.
· Make sure you reward your dog with a high-value reward such as cheese or ham for getting it right
· Train step by step slowly, make it more difficult over time.
· If your dog gets it wrong, simply start again
· Training sessions should be a minute long each time.