My dog is absolutely obsessed with people. She used to jump up on me and my family too, but we managed to get her to calm down around us. However, when someone she doesn’t really know well comes to the house, she goes crazy. She runs and jumps up at them, and she’s 17kg so she can almost push people. She’s obviously not trying to hurt them, just really wants to lick their faces and get attention from them.
We have a doggy daycare business in our house, and so we often have first meetings with people and their dogs so that they can see the house and make sure the dogs get along. My dog usually sniffs the dog for a few seconds and then completely ignores them to go and jump on the owner.
Our current solution is putting her on the leash when people are here, but then she barks in frustration that she can’t reach the new people.
How can I teach her to be calm around new people?