If you want your dawg to behave appropriately, you must define what is appropriate not your dawg.
That sounds like a lot of mumbo jumbo but it isn't.
Think of it this way. You like your dawg to jump up on you. Then suddenly you put a dress on with nylons and that cutie pie jumps on you and rips your nylons. It's your last pair of nylons and you have an important interview.
Suddenly it's not so cute any longer.
To be fair, your dawg can't distinguish between your grungy pants and your nylons. You are still you and you allowed it YESTERDAY.
You need to teach your dawg to jump up on invitation not when he decides to. This way when Aunt Myrtle comes over and she isn't crazy about dawgs, yours will act appropriately.
Rules, Boundaries and Limitations...
Be consistent always. Protect your dawg from unsafe situations. Do not coddle or you will reinforce their fears. But instead be there to redirect. Build his confidence from slow conditioning. It works..really!
Give him the tools to help him deal with the world. You will be glad you did!
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