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We have an 11 month old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and she LOVES people and other animals, but because of this she gets way too excited when we take her to public places and whines and barks and can't settle down easily and we tend to have to go home, which isn't solving the problem.

We often take her to two of her "grandparents" homes and she does fine there, but I wondered if anyone had any tips for how we can work on socializing this very excitable puppy. :) I didn't know if maybe there were stages we could work her through and/or tips on how we can train her to calm down in these situations.

Thank you for any tips!

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My yorkie pom puppy, Preston, is always overly excited. When we took him to meet with our friend's dog, he was hyper, they sniffed each other, and then it calmed down. It was hilarious! Just try to get your dog to understand that it's good to be calm.

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She will become more settled as she grows up. They always do. If your worried that she is far too active which might get her in trouble, just get her a pet insurance policy. Try comparing different plans online, I used petinsurance.net not long ago.

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I don't know about stages, but I have found that the more you expose your puppy to others, the calmer she will get. Like the first time my Schnauzer went crazy when he ran into another dog. Then each time after that, it calmed down more and more until now he doesn't go so nuts (unless he considers the other animal a threat). But if you leave and take them home, it doesn't help in the socialization process at all - it just gets them used to being by themselves.

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More exercise! Might go without saying, but maybe she's not getting out enough, and so she's super-charged when she does go out? (Other tips on how to calm down an energetic dog.)