I had a couple of Asian fellas round to fit blinds in one of our bedrooms last week. Our 6 month Border Collie gets over enthusiastic meeting new people and will jump, roll and cry at any new faces. When they came to measure a few weeks ago, it was clear they wasn't the keenest on dogs.
So before I let them in, in kept the dog in the living room, with the patio door open so he can go into the garden and left a back door leading to the kitchen open which is where his water bowl is. I closed the kitchen door on the inside so he couldnt get into any other areas in the house.
Anyway, I go into the living room and carry on working whilst these do the blinds, dog goes outside. 2 mins later I hear crashing and commotion upstairs and one of the guys shouting my name. Dog only managed to open the kitchen door somehow and run upstairs. They were both cowered in the corner and the dog on lying on his back, tounge out, wanting a belly rub with his tail going like a propeller.
Our Pup is a pain. His call back works most of the time, but when we are out and he sees someone, it's game over as his excitement takes over. As a Border Collie, I want to let him off more often when we walk around Aylestone Meadows so he can properly explore, but before you realise someone is approaching, it's too late and he will run right up to them before you get a chance. Really hoping he approves over time.