Bad behavior with visitors
(Pompano Beach, FL)
Luc is almost one year old. I did have him in puppy school for a while and he knows the basic commands. My problem is that when someone comes to the door, or even when I go to the door to get the mail, he barks quite a bit. If I am letting someone in, I usually pick him up.
Today I had a visit from an advisor who came to the house to speak to me. I picked Luc up as usual, but when I put him down, he didn't quiet down at all. He kept barking and was jumping up on my visitor. At one pint when we were sitting down, Luc jumped up and almost caught the guy's shirt sleeve in his mouth. Eventually, we put him in the yard and he quieted down. When I let him back in, he wasn't any better.
Needless to say, I was embarrassed. I don't want to subject my visitors to this kind of behavior but I am not sure how to train him not to do this. Any suggestions? I live alone with Luc and we don't get many visitors. He is fine with people when I walk him, almost a little shy! Otherwise, he is a sweet little Coton buddy.