I had a question and I think this would be a good thread for everyone. I'm not asking this in particular reference for advice on a dog of mine, but it was something that I've been wondering. I think everyone may struggle with this. You want a dog to be exuberant at certain times and be reactive lets say during a game of fetch or when teaching specific tricks You want a dog to I guess I can use the term non reactive when someone is coming to the house so they don't bark or jump up. Now the challenge comes in lets say when you taught these dogs not to jump up and be calm, but what do you do when you want to teach them a trick which involved jumping up and being excited. How do you teach your dogs certain behaviors and then recall that the behavior is okay to do during a certain trick ? I'm interested in seeing the responses Please just include what you do, personal experience, why it worked, if you're still working on it, progress, even questions.