Although Leo’s 2nd birthday is just around the corner, he is still brimming with excitement at all times. When Leo was a puppy he went through a phase of tinkling when he was excited. Thankfully, for my carpet’s sake, he grew out of that. Now his usual form of “can’t. contain. this. excitement.” is an uncontrollable butt wiggle that is not in sync with his tail.
Sometimes his excitement can get to be too much and he needs to be removed from the situation. Lately, if he is being walked and he sees someone he knows he tries his best to go say hi. If they call him over, he just about loses his mind. It’s a cute sight to see unless you’re the one holding the leash. Then it can be pretty tough to control him, since he’s so strong.
These situations can get pretty frustrating, which only excites Leo even more so we usually try to distract him and get him to sit patiently until whoever reaches him. On good days he sits very patiently with a very active tail sweeping back and forth behind him. On the tougher days, he can get very jumpy, in which we try to make sure whoever is exciting him doesn’t give him attention until he does sit back and relax. If anyone has any advice about how to handle a situation like this, I’d greatly appreciate it!