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      Time to work on calmer greetings

      Daisy was never an over-excited greeter...until we got a second a dog. For the past year and a half, Daisy has become a very over enthusiastic greeter. She she circles around us making squeaky noises and jumps up in place for several minutes. Lily is usually good at steering clear but tonight Daisy's front feet landed square in the middle of Lily's back and she cried. Lily is a dachshund so that long back isn't that strong and Daisy has a good 50 lbs on her. I checked Lily over and she's fine but it could have been worse.

      So I think its time to work on calmer greetings. When Daisy jumps up she is leaping in place, she's not putting her paws on us. How do I get her to stop doing this? I don't feed into the excitement, I usually ignore them for a few minutes when I first walk in. I was actually just standing in the middle of the kitchen looking at them when it happened.

      Any tips?

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      This might seem like a little off topic, but have you taken any dog training course and learned about becoming the pack leader?
      Because when you become a pack leader every problem starts to faide away, or at least become so easy to fix. That's what happened to me and my dog.
      Also you can try ignoring them longer, my trainer taught me if they seem to be calm ignore them few minutes more, because they could seem calm but still being alert.
      He also told me on of the dog he trained took over two hours before he really calmed down. So sometimes it could take a long time, for them to calm down. If you keep doing it, it won't be long before they get the message.
      Hope that helped.

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      Yes, we've taken many classes with both dogs. Daisy has her CGC and we used to do agility with her.

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      My problem is that the ignoring isn't working. Daisy is jumping up and down and my other dog is at risk of being trampled and seriously injured. I could pick her up until Daisy calms down but I think it will create more issues.

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      Teach her "paws on the ground", with her background in training it shouldn't take long. I leashed mine and had a small group ring the doorbell and come in, over and over again until Maxx learned this. Now all I have to say is "paws" and it stops. Nothing stops that lethal tail though!
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      It's almost as if Daisy is craving the attention before anyone can give it to Lily. Does Daisy always get to greet people first and is she worse if Lily has it before her?

      Since she is so well trained, I wonder what would happen if you experimented with having her in a stay, laying down and getting the people to greet Lily first. It's almost as if she wants to assert her "I'm here first" role and is doing it in a way that could certainly hurt Lily.
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      Been working on this for a few days now and it's getting better. What's been working is trying to pre-empt the jumping by telling D to sit immediately. She does but it's a super wiggly sit and she tries to get back up almost immediately but at least she's not stomping Lily. If her paws come off the ground I give her a stern "no jump!" and tell her to sit again. Still very excited but there is improvement.

      I've noticed that when I tell her no jump she runs off and comes back holding a toy. She's still doing a full body wiggle and making her excited squeaky sounds but it's almost like she grabs a toy to stop herself from jumping.

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      We have learned to keep a basket of small toys by the door. Otherwise Archie is almost frantic to grab something, anything in his mouth when people come over. I figured it was a lab thing! It's like he feels so much happier and calmer if he's carrying something!
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