Well, I think I finally figured out how to post correctly. Our 5-year-old doodle girl has always been extremely active. She likes to run and play in the yard or at the park inside the tennis courts. She is pretty well trained, sit, stay, wait, on your bed, etc. When I am home with her she is perfect. However, as soon as the doorbell rings all "H" breaks loose. I have tried controlling the door, but it just doesn't seem to work. It's to the point where when my family comes over I have to put her inside the office with a gate away from everyone. She is a big girl and I am afraid she will knock my grandkids on the floor and hurt them. They so want to play with her but I just do not trust her to be gentle. When she gets excited and jumps up shell put her mouth over your hand almost like she's going to bit you, but never does. That would frighten the kids for sure. I was wondering if anyone can recommend a trainer in the Henderson area that could help with this. It's always been just me and my husband. We don't get many visitors that I can practice the sit and wait thing at the door. My kids are afraid to just walk in with the grandkids because of her excitement. She does, however, let my adult children into the house to take care of her while I am away. They, of course, are not afraid of her but she will aggressively jump all over them and run all around the house when they come in. They immediately escort her to the back yard for fear she will pee in the house from excitement. She will go crazy out back then settle down once they come in it's crazy. I just want to get to the point where I can open the front door and let someone in without first escorting my crazy girl into the office. We love her and just want her to be part of the extended family.
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