In a recent Ask the Vet column for the San Francisco Chronicle, SFVS animal behaviorist Sophia Yin, DVM, answered a reader’s question about training an “overenthusiastic” Golden Retriever to be more polite:
Q: My 5-year-old golden retriever is very exuberant. Although he’s been to puppy school (twice) and minds me well, he tends to jump up on people when they greet him. At 90-plus pounds, this is a problem. How can I resolve this without having to invest in more training?
Dr. Yin offers some step-by-step training ideas for the reader, including how to make a dog think that “running and then suddenly sitting is a game.”
For the full answer: Train Overenthusiastic Dog to Be More Polite, SF Gate