Banjo still get so overexcited every time someone comes through the front door so I organised a 'dog training party' tonight. Unfortunately it seemed I had chosen a bad night for it because eventually only 2 people could come! But we went ahead anyway. I promised them dinner if they would go through the same routine we used to teach Banjo not to jump up on use when we walked in.
So they had to open the front door a bit, close it again if the dog rushed at them, then try again, eventually come in and if she attempted to jump they had to go out again and start over. Our guests did pretty well and I left them do their bit without much interfering at first. But then I got the clicker and treats out aswell and it was cute to see the change in Banjo. Suddenly she seemed to get that this was a serious training exercise and she showed much greater self control.
I just love it when you can see a dog try so hard to contain their urges.