Dogs often get excited when we come home. Instead of greeting them with affection and words, use a calm greeting method, or don’t greet them at all. If your dog gets overly excited around mealtimes or walk time, vary the way or time you do things.
Try feeding them at different times, or pour the food somewhere else. For walk time, try picking up the leash and putting it back down, or if they get excited, read a magazine or watch t.v. until they calm down. This will encourage them to get calmed faster.
The point of this practice is to reward them for actions that you like. Rewards do not always need to be a treat, rewards to a dog can also be being petted, talked to, given a favorite toy, or even greeting the dog that you are heading towards on a walk.
For example, if you do not like your dog’s way of greeting you at the door, do not touch him, do not speak to them. Ignore and turn away from them. The moment they sit, stop jumping, or walk away you praise them or give them a treat if it is available. If you take this approach do not be surprised if they begin to jump again once you reward them, training needs to be repetitive and consistent, you will need to continue to repeat the process until the dog understands what it is they need to do to get what they want.