Just thought I'd share for those having difficulties with hyper puppies
This morning we had a bit of a 'eureka' moment with Batty!
Every time I've gone near his leash he's gotten overly excited, unable to sit still - makes everything very difficult
I've been persisting with calmly asking for a sit before I pick up the leash and every time he gets up and wiggles around I put the leash back down and start again. Normally it takes over half an hour for him to calm down and sit nicely, this morning he did it straight away! I'm very, very happy!
ETA: Yup Amy, this is why we were late coming out to meet you
Now on to calmly walking past people when we're going for a walk instead of using his puppy wiggles and wiles to extract pats and cuddles from every tom d*ck and harriet that we walk past!!!
It can be done, just keep persisting and they do get it - normally just when you think it can't be done!!