I think that's true for the most part, though I'm not sure that my dog would settle down without a command in a public place. My dog would also not pass as a service dog in a million years of training - she just doesn't have the aptitude.:msncry:yoyopoodle;8486 said:Use a calm voice and say it a little slower than normal. Relax your attitude/body as well, and ignore your dog... most will calm down within a minute or two, and if you are sitting they will lie down.
No command even needs to be used if you create the atmosphere.