4 year old male springer a pain with visitors!!

I have a 4 year old castrated springer....when my children come home from school/college they know now to ignore him until he calms down...he hurls himself at the door, barking and howling hysterically, charging around the house etc...he simply refuses to listen to instruction and seems to be getting worse. With visitors to the house, it's very disconcerting for them, especially children as he sounds very aggressive. I understand he's only "doing his job" to some extent when strangers come to the house, but it's really starting to get me down. I feel as if I have to shut him out when I know we have visitors which I don't want to do. He just gets so hysterically excited...any ideas?????


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Dec 03, 2013
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by: Anonymous

Thanks for the advice. We actually bought an anti-dog barking collar. It goes around his neck and makes an annoying high pitched noise ( that only he can hear) when he starts barking really loudly or just going crazy. We put it on him when we know people are coming around and it works! Now I don't even switch it on, put it around his next and he calms down.

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Thanks for the advice. We actually bought an anti-dog barking collar. It goes around his neck and makes an annoying high pitched noise ( that only he can hear) when he starts barking really loudly or just going crazy. We put it on him when we know people are coming around and it works! Now I don't even switch it on, put it around his next and he calms down.

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by: Anonymous

Our younger springer (female) used to be a bit like this at the door. We had a terrible time when visitors arrived. We tried everything - but it's hard to train this out of the dog because when it's just you, she does behave. It's strangers who were the problem. She jumped on them and barked. What we finally did was ask a number of friends and family to come over at regular intervals for a week and we 'staged' an entrance so we could use it as an opportunity to train her. The visitors had treats but she would only get them once she calmed down and sat down. At first it took ages for her to do it but by the third or fouth "visit" she was better. She's still not ideal but she's much better. It's also getting better as she gets older. Hope this helps. Good luck

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Our younger springer (female) used to be a bit like this at the door. We had a terrible time when visitors arrived. We tried everything - but it's hard to train this out of the dog because when it's just you, she does behave. It's strangers who were the problem. She jumped on them and barked. What we finally did was ask a number of friends and family to come over at regular intervals for a week and we 'staged' an entrance so we could use it as an opportunity to train her. The visitors had treats but she would only get them once she calmed down and sat down. At first it took ages for her to do it but by the third or fouth "visit" she was better. She's still not ideal but she's much better. It's also getting better as she gets older. Hope this helps. Good luck

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by: Anonymous

Hi.

Your dog sounds exactly like ours! Only difference he is a bit younger at 2.5 years and isn't castrated. But all the characteristics that you are mentioned are the same as his. It's really hard as he jumps on people when they come round, goes crazy, barks really loudly and just gets very, very excited. He is harmless ans won't hurt them, but it's really bad when he jumps in kids. Eventually he will calm down, but I'd prefer him to be calm when people come round.

Any advice would be appreciated as well.

Cheers,

Richard

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