A. It may be fear or anxiety related. As the time nears for guests to leave, place a leash on your dog. When behavior occurs, stop and use a chosen word (No, Leave it, etc) to mark the bad behavior. Take his leash and lead him away. If he knows basic obedience commands, put him in a sit or stay position. You may also distract him with a toy or task before guests leave. Whatever you choose, be sure to praise and reward the appropriate behavior and correct negative behavior immediately. If it continues or intensifies, consider a consult with a veterinary behaviorist and trainer.
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