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Hi!
6 month old blue nosed female pit...She goes crazy when someone comes over....Totally spastic! I can do nothing but to hold her down or put her in the kennel. I have tried several training methods (treats) etc- Tried to steer her away...Nothing works .It's like a pound of adrenaline comes down on her!Any suggestions? Thanks, Sundance
 

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Have you tried putting her on a lead when strangers enter the house? Dont show her any attention until she calms down. When they enter keep her under control and make her sit. Dont do anything until she obeys and dont reward her. Once calm let the guests enter but dont greet her just have them enter and go about their buisness keeping her calm/submissive the entire time. Once she understands thats the acceptable behavior you allow interaction.
 

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yup leash has worked best for us and we hve one of the worst spazzes lol.you can step on the leash to keep them from jumping as well and ait for them to be calm before they can say hi. make sure your guests know the rules as well, no looking or making eye contact, no talking to him, no petting theymust act like he is not there until he is calm enough to say hi . once he becomes submissive and calm, lays down ect you can allow him to say hi with leash still attached so in that case if any jumping happensyou can control him fast again and start all over.
another is to work on basic commands and seriously focus on the sit stay , have a specific spot where he must sit when people come to the door give the stay command and proceed to answer the door and allow guests in , however any movement he makes away from his spot you have to start over. {best if you can work with someone who has the time to be a repeated guest and isnt scarred of him lol} the key with any training is consistency , If you cant be consitent crateing when people come over is best but really this is the best age to be teaching these things.
 

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You should definitely give her more exercise. My dog used to go all crazy when people would come over (spinning in circles, wiggling and jumping all at the same time). Before people come over take her out for a long walk and follow the advices/posts above. So much easier when the dogs are tuckered out you know?:roll::roll:
 
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