- Badger and Mushroom always get excited when we come home from a walk, so instead of letting them loose in the apartment, we crate them and wait for them to calm down.
- Another difficult time is when they are released from their crates. We prepare to use body blocks or long stays if they start getting excited.
- They also get excited if we get up and leave the room, because they want to run and follow us. We try to have one person stay in the room with the dogs.
- Finally, if they are so excited that we cannot calm them down either verbally or with body blocks, they get a short time out in their crates.
So how did that work out for us?
|Mushroom snoozes while Badger chews an antler|
|Badger snoozes while Mushroom uses him as a pillow|
Do your dogs get overly excited? How do you calm them down?